Physiological Tests

Android app on Google Play

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This part of the app allows you to take advantage of some of the most important field tests that have been validated by the scientific community over the years.

After selecting the team you’re interested in testing you’ll access a drop-down menu from which you can choose one of the following three protocols:

1 . 20m Shuttle Run Test

Also known as the Yo-Yo test, Léger test, shuttle test or beep test, this tool is, in our opinion, one of the most accurate among the available field tests.

The software is programmed not only to compensate for all the instruments that the protocol expects you to have at hand such as a CD/audiocassette player with relative speakers, the audio track specifically recorded for this test and the table of conversion for the results, but to also offer:

1 . The countdown to the attainment of the line [1]

2 . The graphical representation of the theoretical position of the athletes in the field. [2]

3 . The present “Stage”. [3 ]

4 . The current speed. [4]

5 . The covered distance. [5]

6 . The number of “Shuttles” completed. [6]

7 . The result, automatically transformed into VO2max value, obtained by each athlete. [7]

Leger

For further information on how to conduct the test you may refer to the suggested link or choose any other available resource you can find on the net.

HOW TO USE THE TEST

By clicking on “20m Shuttle Run Test” you’ll be able to access the main screen for this protocol.

NB : To be as accurate as possible this test requires sex, height, weight and age of each athlete involved. This data can be entered in the “Vital Statistics/Anthropometric” section (see Anagrafico1EN) . If some or all of this data is missing the software will alert the user of these gaps and that the final results may be slightly inaccurate. By clicking the “Back” button of the device or to any line in the list you can proceed with the test anyway.

Once you enter the main screen for this protocol, simply click on the “START” button [8] to beguin the test. Whenever an athlete completes his/her test you’ll need to click on button [9] and select from the list the name of the athlete who’s finished his/her test. You will notice that the athlete’s name will appear in section [7] of the screen together with the exact result of the calculation of his/her VO2max value. All results are automatically saved and will be available for consultation in the ” GRAPHS” section Grafici1EN.

By clicking again button [8], which now displays the word “STOP”, you’ll end the test.

By clicking on the “Back” button on your device you will have access to the initial list of available tests.

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2. Cooper Test

Probably the most widely known field test for assessing athletes’ aerobic power is the Cooper test. Although it is often considered to be too imprecise for most reseaches, it remains a useful tool in the hands of every coach.

In this case also, in order to be more precise, the software needs some personal data and anthropometric values of the athletes performing it but, as for the “20m Shuttle Run Test”, this request can be bypassed at the price of a lower accuracy in the results.

HOW TO USE THE TEST

Once you enter the main screen for this protocol, simply click on the “START” button [1] on order to beguin the test. At the end of the 12 mandatory minutes, the chronometer [2] will be automatically reset and you’ll be able to enter the results each athlete’s obtained.

Cooper

In order to be more precise in the calculation of the athletes’ VO2max, we decided to use an equation that included the value of their heartbeat. Should heart rate monitors not be available, simply ask the athletes to self assess their frequency by placing two fingers on the carotid artery for a minute and count the number of pulses they perceive.

Once you have completed the test you will be able to enter the results obtained by the various athletes. The selection of the subject can be made by either clicking on button [3] and selecting the name of the athlete from the list or by swiping your finger right (previous athlete) or left (following athlete) along the bar [4]. Once you have chosen your subject, simply click on the value [5], [6] and [7], enter the result in the white space and confirm it by clicking on Ok1. Once you have entered all three data you will notice that the value [8] is now representing the calculation of VO2max for the considered subject.

All entered values ​​are automatically saved and will be available for consultation in the “graphs” sectionGrafici1EN.

By clicking the “Back” button on your device you can go back to the initial menu.

For further information on how to conduct the test you may refer to the suggested link or choose any other available resource you can find on the net.

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3 . Leg’s Explosive Strenght Test

This protocol, perhaps little known but extremely interesting, provides very useful insights on the characteristics of the strength of the athletes. Although it is composed of 10 different tests, each coach can decide freely which one to use and which one to skip.

Forza

Once you have selected the subject, either by clicking on button [1] and selecting the athlete from the list or by swiping your finger right (previous athlete) or left (following athlete) on bar [2], you can proceed to enter the data.

NB: By clicking on the names of the various tests here below you’ll access links which will show you how to perform each one of them.

1. Vertec: This tool, better known by coaches of volleyball and basketball, allows you to calculate the precise jump capabilities of your athletes. It can be used with different types of jumps and will remain at the discretion of the coach to decide which one to use. By clicking on value [3] and inserting the result in the space, just confirm it with Ok1 and it will be automatically stored and displayed.

2. Standing Long Jump: Similarly to the VERTEC result, simply click value [4], enter and confirm the result with Ok1.

SINGLE LEG HOP TESTS

3. Single Leg Hop: Exercise shown in the first part of the video file suggested in the link. The recording of the data gathered is done the same way of previous tests.

4. Triple SLH ( Single Leg Hope): Exercise shown in the third part of the video file suggested in the link. The recording of the data gathered is done the same way of previous tests.

5. Crossover SLH: Exercise shown in the fourth and final part of the video file suggested in the link. The recording of the data gathered is done the same way of previous tests.

6. Speed ​​SLH: Exercise shown in the second part of the video file suggested in the link. The test consists in measuring the time necessary to the athlete to travel the distance of 6m by jumping on one foot. Just click on value [8] to start the stopwatch and click it again to stop it. The time thus obtained will be automatically saved.

HOW TO CHANGE THE RESULTS OF PREVIOUS TEST

If you wish to modify the data inserted or record the results of athletes who performed the test later on as belonging to a particular session, you must select the “§ Previous Test” option from the initial menu, and choose the date of interest. This way you’ll set the software to consider the entered date as the current one and all the data that you change will be overwritten on top of the previous one while all the data that you add will be recorded as belonging to that particular session.

HOW TO CANCEL OBSOLETE RESULTS

To delete test that you considere obsolete, simply click on the “§ Remove Data” option from the initial menu and choose, from the proposed list, the results you wish to clear. Each test is identified by team’s name, athlete’s name and date on which the test was conducted. By selecting “§ Remove ALL DATA” the software will clear the memory from all the data related to this feature.

HOW TO EXIT THE PAGE

By selecting the option “§ Back to menu” from the initial list you can close this page and return to the main menu.

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