fitness testing

Sports specific testing differentiates professional from amateur soccer performance ability

Sports specific testing differentiates professional from amateur soccer performance ability

In professional soccer, both speed and endurance are key physical performance indicators, and while endurance can be tested alone in a high performance lab (VO2max test),  the most accurate on-field performance indicator is The Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test (version 1 & 2) which we talk about here. A study just published in The Journal of Sports Medicine and(…)

Fitness, body anthropometry and athletic performance

Fitness, body anthropometry and athletic performance

Bigger, faster, stronger: a profile of the modern professional athlete. One strength and conditioning component that’s been put on the back burner these past few years is maximum aerobic power.  Recently, the publication of the Brazilian male judo national team anthropokinetic data demonstrated the importance of maximum aerobic power on judo-specific performance. Seven different weight-classes of athletes(…)