Sport Performance Assessment

Performance Parameters we Measure and Manage

  • Power (Watts)
  • Muscle Stiffness
  • Strength / Force Reactivity
  • Speed / Velocity
  • Stride Length
  • Vertical Jump Height
  • Stride Frequency
  • Contact Time (Jump and Run Step)
  • Training Zones

At Stride Sport and Performance, each athlete is assessed by completing a Sport Performance Assessment (SPA). Our SPA measuring systems will determine if there are any neuromuscular and joint weaknesses, incorrect movement patterns, limb imbalances, assess multidirectional speed as well as muscular strength and power outputs. Our philosophy is that if you cannot measure athletic performance, then you cannot manage athletic performance development. The assessment outcome provides us with information to develop a program tailored to bring each individual to his or her performance and athletic goals injury free.

We use the latest technology to assess and monitor physical performance

                                      


 

RUN GAIT ASSESSMENT

This assessment provides the athlete and coach a view of the important performance parameters that affect the efficiency of running. Included in this assessment is a video of the athlete’s gait which reveals efficient or inefficient mechanics of running. In addition, the performance characteristics of stride length, stride frequency, step contact time, center of gravity displacement, horizontal forces, as well as others will be provided. Information gained from the test can then be used to prescribe a training program to correct inefficient running mechanics and strengthen weak performance characteristics that will enhance performance.

Contact us to book your Run Gait Assessment: info@strideperformance.ca or David @ 250.572.4987


 

Lactate Threshold Measurement

Lactate measurement is used to accurately determine Heart Rate training zones, recovery and much more. Lactate is a metabolic product of anaerobic metabolism that can be measured by taking a drop of blood at a finger tip the same way diabetics monitor their blood sugar level. Blood lactate level increases with exercise intensity and shows clearly the transition from aerobic to anaerobic activity. Since the measurement is completely individual it gives a precise method for testing and monitoring training intensity and recovery. Lactate measurement is far more precise than the outdated and inaccurate method of using percentages of maximum heart rate to set training zones.

Lactate versus Power Graph Lactate versus Heart Rate Graph
Figure 1. The Relationship Between Power and Lactate
Threshold During Cycling
Figure 2. The Relationship Between Heart Rate and Lactate
Threshold During Running

 


Performance and Physiological Tests for Athletes

Lactate Threshold Determination

This assessment determines the workload where lactate threshold occurs (LT1) and the workload where the onset of blood lactate accumulation occurs (LT2). Information gained from this assessment in then used in the prescription of training zones. This test is valuable to runners, cyclists, cross country skiers, and any other endurance athlete. This test involves taking a small (5uL) sample of arterialized blood from the index finger.

 Contact us to book your Lactate Threshold Test: info@strideperformance.ca

Run Gait Assessment

This assessment provides the athlete and coach a view of the important performance parameters that affect the efficiency of running. Included in this assessment is a video of the athlete’s gait which reveals efficient or inefficient mechanics of running. In addition, the performance characteristics of stride length, stride frequency, step contact time, center of gravity displacement, horizontal forces, as well as others will be provided. Information gained from the test can then be used to prescribe a training program to correct inefficient running mechanics and strengthen weak performance characteristics that will enhance performance.

Contact us to book your Run Gait Assessment: info@strideperformance.ca