Welcome to our Research Corner

This section was created to aid sport science researchers and coaches in answering any research-related questions they may have about Velocity Based Training (VBT), PUSH, or other relevant athlete preparation topics. Our research corner is not only focussed on communicating research about PUSH but also sharing research to aid coaches in implementing technology in their training and programming.

 
 

VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF THE PUSHTM WEARABLE DEVICE TO MEASURE MOVEMENT VELOCITY DURING THE BACK SQUAT EXERCISE.

Linear Position Transducers (LPTs) have long been the gold standard for measuring movement velocity in the daily training environment. Carlos Balsalobre-Fernandez et al. sought out to analyze the validity and reliability of a wearable technology, PUSH, in comparison. Their study focused on the movement velocity of the back squat by simultaneously tracking the exercise with a LPT and the PUSH Band. They analyzed ten recreationally active healthy males performing three repetitions of the exercise with five different loads ranging from 25-85% of their 1RM.

 
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Dr. Daniel Baker: Using PUSH to improve coaching

Now everyone is excited about PUSH and the metrics, such as velocity and power, it provides during resistance training. But what really excites me, now, as it did 20-years ago, is how we use those metrics to improve coaching.

So let’s look at four different ways that PUSH can be used to improve coaching.

 

Validity of Wireless Device Measuring Velocity of Resistance Exercises

The demands placed on the modern athlete have never been this high but neither have the stakes. Because of these demands, player health and performance have to be continuously monitored. In recent years, wireless technology has made its way into the sporting arena, allowing for an easier, more effective way to monitor training and the adaptation process.