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LOWER BACK PAIN IN CRICKET BOWLERS

INJURY IN CRICKET Epidemiological studies undertaken in Australia, South Africa, England and the West Indies have repeatedly demonstrated that fast bowlers have the highest risk of injury in cricket with the lower back being most susceptible to both traumatic and overuse injuries (Glazier, 2010). INJURY RISK FACTORS IN CRICKET The high prevalence of injury amongst …

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DREAM OF AN INJURY FREE TEAM – IS SLEEP MONITORING THE ANSWER?

Download this article in PDF format here.  It’s no surprise that sleep is an important consideration, not only to athletes, but also to the working individual. The function of sleep for overall health, learning new skills, and recovery has been well established; and a large amount of research has been carried out to investigate the effects …

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SLEEP MONITORING: CRITICAL? OR A SNOOZEFEST?

Written by Kitman Labs Head of Research, Susan Giblin, PhD. Download this article in PDF format here.  Download the infographic for this article here. INTRODUCTION Sleep–waking cycles are fundamental in human circadian rhythms and their disruption can have consequences for behaviour and performance. Athletes often have low sleep quality and quantity. Insufficient sleep among athletes may be due …

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NBA INSIGHTS: USING DATA TO ENHANCE PERFORMANCE

Written by Kitman Labs Performance Scientist, Andy Shelton. Download this article in PDF format here.  Kitman Labs works with a number of basketball teams at the professional and collegiate level. In this article we summarise some of our latest findings, focusing on 2 areas: 1. The assessment and enhancement of performance, and 2. The assessment and mitigation …

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF KITMAN LABS UNITY DEVELOPER, DAVID KELLY

David joined our Dublin office just over 7 months ago. He was looking for a change from his Lead Games Developer role in one of Dublin’s most renowned gaming companies. We had a chat with David to find out what makes his job here so interesting:    David, what are you working on in Kitman …

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Practical A:C Ratio

Workload & injury monitoring in practice To ensure that workloads are managed appropriately in the field, coaches often rely on setting thresholds to indicate when a player may be at risk of injury. Typically, these thresholds are informed by coaches knowledge, experience, scientific research or a combination of all three. However, to date it has …

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ARE WE RUNNING FAST ENOUGH TO GET AWAY FROM OUR INJURIES?

Download the full infographic here The use of global positioning systems (GPS) has grown in popularity over the past decade (1). These GPS systems are used to quantify the external load experienced by a player, allowing coaches and supporting staff to manage training stress and identify players who are in danger of injury or non-functional overreaching. …

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PRACTICES FOR PREVENTING HAMSTRING INJURIES

PRACTICES FOR PREVENTING HAMSTRING INJURIES Stephen Smith | CEO @ Kitman Labs  Hamstring injuries are common in intermittent sprint sports, accounting for the most injuries in rugby and soccer and the second most in American football. While the influence of lower limb parameters (quad:hamstring strength ratio, hip mobility, etc.) have been well documented, other risk …

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THE ATHLETE’S DYNAMITE: HAMSTRING INJURIES

THE ATHLETE’S DYNAMITE: HAMSTRING INJURIES The hamstring often brings us dazzling dunks, explosive runs, and other highlight plays, but it puts athletes on the sideline just as frequently. Hamstring injuries are the most common injury in sports and are particularly devastating in the Premier League: they have accounted for an astounding 41 per cent of …

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