Lab Test

The Speed Training  Lab Test Protocol is used to test and screen athletes for potential musculoskeletal strength/stability, imbalances, and/or injuries, that may influence their athletic performance. 

Our approach combines a manual/hands-on assessment with video software-based gait analysis, providing athletes with a comprehensive picture of their bodies’ specific strengths and weaknesses. 

The Speed Training  Lab Test Protocol includes the following test of movement capacity: 

 

TEST WHAT IT MEASURES WHY IT’S IMPORTANT
Countermovement Jump Leg Muscle Elasticity Better elasticity helps you to run faster and jump higher
Squat Jump  Leg Muscle Power Power is used in all sports movements, and more power means better performance
Drop Jump Agility Better agility allows you to stop, turn, and change direction quicker 
Maximal Treadmill Speed  Maximal running speed  The faster you run, the more distance you put between you and your opponents 
Sprint Decrement Endurance and recovery  With faster recovery between sprints, you get less tired and can do more of them in competition 

Our Lab Test also includes the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), as a measure of movement quality. The FMS takes athletes through a series of sport-specific movements, and evaluates the quality of performance of those movements. This gives a clear indication if any inefficiencies, muscle weaknesses, or imbalances between the right and left sides exist. 

Finally, in all Lab Tests, we determine your developmental age, which allows for more equitable comparisons of fitness between you and your peers.  

Contact Speed Training to learn more about our Lab Tests.

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