Longford Town Fc Pre Season Fitness Testing
Saturday morning at 7.30am and we were on our way to Leixlip where Longford Town are based for pre season. We pay fine attention to detail and wanted to make sure we arrived with plenty of time to spare incase of any glitches with our high tech fitness testing equipment. A few nervous looks from the lads as we set out the laser beam speed timing gates which are accurate to 1000th of a second!
We did a full scale assessment of each player which included the following :
*Height & Weight
*Body fat measurements using the Biosignature Method, a truly outstanding method for assessing a persons body fat and why they store it in certain areas of the body. For more information on how this method could change your body shape forever contact us today
*Flexibility test using a basic system which is a good indicator of flexibility and potential injury problems. If you want to be fast you must improve flexibility.
*Vertical Jump test using the just jump mat system which is a great indicator of power
*10, 20, 30 meter Speed Test using an amazing piece of technology which we brought in from the USA. Anyone or any teams serious about improving the speed of your players will be at a MASSIVE advantage over others by using our speed timing gates.
*Agility was tested using the speed timing gates and involved an agility run which through our extensive research of soccer conditioning is the best method to use.
*Finally we finished with a measure of VO2 max with the beep test. We use various other methods for this including yo yo tests but with size restrictions in the hall this was the test we went with today.
We have been working closely with Longford Town this season and also consult with Professional players in the UK and Ireland. Our aim with Longford is simple really – to make them fitter faster and stronger while keeping them injury free.
Longford boast ex Manchester United and Newcastle Fc stalwart Keith Gillespie in their ranks and at 37 his fitness levels, speed and Biosignature results were testement to how well he has looked after himself and an example to all youngsters looking to make their way in the game.
For futher information about how fitness testing with us can improve your peformance on the field contact us here.
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