Mon, 23 September 2013
Not all test facilities and services are created equal. On part 2 of our three part series, I discuss the questions, and answers, needed for making the best choice for testing services. Don't be fooled by flashy websites, lots of scientific lingo, or athletic prowess. The fact is the best testing is done by qulaified professionals with both the education and experience to test. When in doubt, err on the education side because anyone with money can buy and use expensive equipment, very few are skilled enough to analyze and advise from the data you provide. Some important things to look for include:
If your test center cannot provide at least 4 of 5 listed, its best to look elsewhere.
Sat, 14 September 2013
With fall approaching and off-season planning coming to fore, many athletes begin thinking about if, when and how to test their fitness. There is often a great deal of confusion on testing, including what tests to run, how often and where to go for testing. In part one of this three part series, I breakdown the basic reasons for testing, what to test and when including:
Direct download: ESP_TipCast_30__To_test_or_not_to_test_is_that_a_question_.m4a
Category:Tipcast -- posted at: 12:00am EST
Sat, 7 September 2013
On this TipCast we discuss our top 5 tips for winding down your season to help enhance your off-season.
1. Assess - what worked, what didn't. What goals did you achieve?
2. Test - if you don't test, compile all your data for review later
3. Plan - an off-season plan is essential
4. Recover - recovery is active, rest is passive. Stay active!