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FC Augsburg become first Bundesliga club to partner with award-winning Kitman Labs

  FC AUGSBURG BECOME FIRST BUNDESLIGA CLUB TO PARTNER WITH AWARD-WINNING KITMAN LABS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04 September, 2018 FC Augsburg have kicked off the 2018/19 Bundesliga campaign powered by the award-winning sports science technology company, Kitman Labs. The Bavarian club, an ever-present force in Germany’s top league since their 2011 promotion, will use Kitman …

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Monitoring during the combines: What are the key performance indicators to use when assessing future talent?

Monitoring during the combines: What are the key performance indicators to use when assessing future talent? The combines are a 5-6 day event (depending on the sport) designed to help coaches in their draft selections. At the combines athletes push themselves to their limits across a battery of tests, where their combined results are used as …

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New findings suggest risk factors for hamstring injuries are more flexible than previously thought

New findings suggest risk factors are more flexible than previously thought Overview Hamstring injuries are a common injury risk in most field sports. The complexity from the dual-demands on the muscle, where actions are either hip-dominant or knee-dominant, has often caused researchers to contradict each other, leaving an incomplete consensus on the risk factors to screen …

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PERFORMANCE DRIVEN INTERVENTIONS: WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO WIN?

PERFORMANCE DRIVEN INTERVENTIONS: WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO WIN? SUMMARY This step by step guide outlines how easy it is to link the data you are collecting back to team performance and injury history. In particular, the analysis of performance data of other winning teams can be key to understanding and shaping the pathway to …

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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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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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Predicted Workloads

Predicted workloads versus actual reality, why are these both such important variables for professional sports teams to monitor? Planning and tracking workload units over a day, a week or a monthly period allows coaches to compare what actually occurred with what they would have liked to have occurred. It allows coaches to reflect upon their …

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REPEATED PERFORMANCE AND RECOVERY AT THE RUGBY WORLD CUP

REPEATED PERFORMANCE AND RECOVERY AT THE RUGBY WORLD CUP From a physical perspective rugby is one of the most challenging sports in the world. Professional players spend all week preparing themselves to peak physically and mentally on game day. They then empty themselves physically and emotionally on the pitch and have to begin the process all …

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INJURIES IN RUGBY – THE LATEST TRENDS

INJURIES IN RUGBY – THE LATEST TRENDS Winter is coming and with it comes the arrival of the November Series Rugby Internationals but given the mounting injury concerns for some of the “Home Nations” it promises to be a testing few weeks against some of the southern hemispheres finest. With this latest spate of injuries …

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