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Sports diagnostic represents a major process control, planning and implementation of the training process, through science. Today it is more developed, implemented and improved. The benefits of this way of relating to sports and athletes, and some other interesting things about these topics, we will present in the following text.


One of the biggest problems in modern sport is that the coaches for many years run by the old “proven” method. One of the problem apparently is to give some information about what is happening towards the athletes and those (in) adequate information trying to plan training. The result is that they have a lack of quality information, while you may have a lack of skills and knowledge to adapt the organism to increased physical efforts and the work carried out. Therefore it is no surprise that information is, since 2000th over 50 players died on the play ground. One gets the impression that it is actually a natural selection, on the principle of survival of the fittest. Half of these accidents occurred in the past 5 years.

So it is right time to introduce Science in sport? It is right time to work only the highest quality professionals? It is right time to stop the gambling with young lives? And to understand the value of a young life, and for correcting such errors no second chances?

Although there are countless reasons why athletes should be tested, our experts refuse to engage in modern diagnostic flows. Are the reasons for lack of interest and ignorance, or they are still confident in their approx abilities. The system itself allows coaches, after completed secondary school, to go on a weekend seminar, pay a fee and enter into a collective made up of non educated people who have been prescribed the same methods and erroneous, inadequate training damaging their athletes. Problem as a knowledge based on the level of research in the 50s of the previous century, which are not based on practice than on statistics, and thus the figure of 50 deaths of players is only a small part of the overall irrelevant statistics and the amount of players that are in circulation, so it is speak little victim for more interest.

Diagnosis is an area still insufficiently developed,  because the equipment is expensive and not so many people know how to use it properly. One fact to a diagnostic device can be interpreted in different ways, and therefore the vision of experts takes precedence over education and vocational and profession. The functional state of the organism and testing of athletes, through the prism of the very requirements of a given sport, is something that should be the task of all sports officials. Control techniques, mechanics, posture, muscle status, metabolic processes in relation to sport is much important and this aspect is very easily applicable in the training because they diagnostics and training actually two parts of a puzzle, a puzzle that can bring progress and save many lives. A large number of children suffer from postural disorders, deformities, obesity … but the problem dealing with the parents themselves only when it comes, “5 to 12” or something bad happens. This problem proper access sport in cooperation with diagnostic centers could be minimized through proper functioning of the clubs, not the production of players, could be treated. That can testify to the fact former chief diagnostician FC Schalke who says that there is a system diagnostics on all levels of play, and that the trainers “stack” of paper easily hide in the side because they believe your instincts, and these institutions are becoming more important than scientifically based arguments which are often i do not watch. What’s the point of the test and what we’re actually talking about sport, awareness of experts and the future of our sport?

What does modern diagnostics and tests show, and what are its benefits (we will mention just a few):

  • discovering motor faults
  • muscle imbalances
  • early diagnosis of injuries
  • assessment of motor skills
  • comparison of abilities compared to athletes around the world
  • prediction of development
  • assessment of technical elements with the ball and without the ball (technique sprint, the technique of stopping, change of direction, the technique of movement against the violation of the function of the game, etc.).
  • training of technical elements for insight into the shortcomings of
  • goal setting

In the following video we will show how the case looks a diagnostic treatment of the young tennis player.


What are the most accurate methods for measuring the percentage of fat, whether electronic scales accurate and reliable, we’ll learn through forth the following text.

Electronic scales for measurement are available in countless models. They use a technology called bioelectrical impedance, and assesses how much body fat you have, the percentage of muscle mass, water content, etc … When you step on the scale, the sensor plays an imperceptible electrical current flow through the whole body and back up again. Because it contains much more water, muscles conduct electricity better than fat, so if is greater resistance more fat you have. Scales used formula to calculate the percentage of body fat which include this information resistance, together with other data you have entered (height, weight, age, gender). Some scales contain and handle where the electrodes pass through the hands of such scales better assess total body fat. An increasing number of electronic scales associated with computers, or have their own display, which automatically transmitted data and printed on paper.


Are electronic scales accurate? One of the problems with scales that measure body fat is that they are often incorrect or inaccurate. Many variables affect the results, including how hydrated you are, when you last ate, even if your feet have calluses or dirty, as well as the type and quality of the product and whether it is regularly serviced. Studies have shown that the results which give electric scales are often different from the results that provide a standardized method of measuring fat. Devices that have manual electrodes tend to go a little better. In a study published in Obesity Facts In 2008. the balance to only a foot electrodes underestimate body fat in people with a lot of body fat and overestimating on a tinner people. Even manuals say that devices may be less accurate for older people, in highly trained athletes, children and persons with osteoporosis.

Are electronic scales needed? Certainly progress and checking whether we win or lose fat is definitely needed. Some researchers say that the scales for measuring body fat can be useful for tracking changes over time and can help to motivate some people to lose weight (regular scales of course also can help but do not have the insight into how fat you are and how much muscle gain or lose but only if you lose or put on pounds, which can be very confusing and daunting). However, testing your body fat is not something you need to do is constantly on a daily or weekly basis, but you need to allow a longer period and do the test again.


Other tests and measurements. One of the best ways to see if you have too much body fat is simply measuring the waist. Then index of body fat or BMI, which takes into account weight and height, is another good measure. If you want to measure your percentage of body fat, it is best to measure the professionals at the university and research center, hospital or sports medicine clinic. The methods used include hydrodensitometry (underwater weighing, it is considered the most accurate), then Bod Pod (which uses air instead of water) and DEXA scanning (type X-ray which is similar to test bone density). Body fat can be measured using the same caliper, but the accuracy of the results depends on the skill of the person doing the test.

Today in the world in medicine and fitness are more applicable 3D scanners which do a detailed analysis of the body by means of laser and camera. Fitness industry is growing so in the future almost every fitness center will have these kind of scanner. These scanners will be an integral part of every fitness center and it will be able to easily and accurately monitor the progress of clients.

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