T-FORCE effectively provides both athlete and S&C Coach with a reliable means of measuring, quantifying and calculating a variety of fundamental variables associated with resistance training and testing.
This measurement device enables strength and conditioning coaches to apply a means of accurately measuring and monitoring of the following:
- Power Output
- Rate of Force Development
The ability to measure velocity and power output during testing or training permits coaches and athletes to transcend merely measuring kilograms and repetitions and further optimise performance by collecting real-time kinematic data which can then be used for detailed analysis.
The transducer (velocity sensor) provides a direct determination of the velocity at which loads are moved and with its 1kHz sampling frequency, provides a staggering 1,000 data points per second. The software system automatically identifies the different phases within a repetition (eccentric & concentric), and allows multiple sets to be registered with highly detailed analysis available with a simple mouse click.
This powerful and dynamic state-of-the-art system is designed to measure strength, power, velocity and force in resistance training. It will be of particular appeal to professional sports clubs, universities, governing bodies, strength and conditioning coaches and sports medicine professionals.
The software system permits the set-up of teams and provides a pre-programmed selection of 22 tests/exercises with a further option of users entering data for custom fit exercises and tests.
Overview of Software and Data Collection
Once you have made your choice of test/exercise and identified an individual athlete or selection of athletes comprising a team, the following data can be specified:-
- Selection of Load in kgs
- A Time value can be specified or the default of 180 secs
- Dependent upon the exercise chosen, one of two options can be selected: ECC+CON (eccentric + Concentric) or CON+ECC (concentric + eccentric). E.g. CON+ECC for Prone Bench Pull (where the ascending/concentric phase precedes the descending/eccentric phase) OR ECC+CON for a Squat (where the descending/eccentric phase precedes the ascending/concentric phase).
- Sound feedback can be specified in male or female voice, with the ability for the system to count reps or provide velocity feedback; or the sound feature can be disabled
- Jump Mode for relevant tests; where loaded jumps can be activated or continuous jumps
MV (mean velocity of concentric phase)
MPV (mean velocity of propulsive phase)
Peak V (maximum or peak velocity of concentric phase)
MP (mean power output of concentric phase)
MPP (mean power output of propulsive phase)
Peak P (maximum or peak power output of concentric phase)
Displacement: as the minimum distance to control for eccentric displacement where this feature provides a double-beep when an athlete has reached, for example, their previously determined squat depth.
1RM Prediction: estimations of 1RM strength can be obtained for the concentric Bench Press & Full Squat when selecting the corresponding options.
From this point forward, the T-FORCE begins to record and display data pertaining to the mechanical variables of the exercise being performed.
For each ‘concentric’ phase, the following data is calculated:-
REP: number of repetition
DISPLACEMENT: (cm) Distance travelled in the concentric phase
TIME: (m/s) Duration of concentric phase
MV: (m/s) Mean velocity of concentric phase
PEAK V: (m/s) Maximum velocity registered during the concentric phase
MPV: (m/s) Mean velocity of the propulsive portion of the concentric phase
MPF: (N) Mean force of the propulsive portion of the concentric phase
MP: (W) Mean power output of the concentric phase
PEAK P: (W) Maximum power output registered during the concentric phase
MPP: (W) Mean power output of the propulsive portion of the concentric phase
PROPULSIVE P: The phase duration shown as a percentage of the total concentric duration
JUMP: (cm) Jump height when the jump is executed with JUMP MODE
For each ‘eccentric’ phase, the following data is collected:-
REP: number of repetition
DISPLACEMENT: (cm) Distance travelled in the eccentric phase
TIME: (m/s) Duration of eccentric phase
MV: (m/s) Mean velocity of eccentric phase
PEAK V: (m/s) Maximum velocity registered during the eccentric phase
MP: (W) Mean power output of the eccentric phase
This is a comprehensive tool for establishing baseline criteria for sports athletes in both testing and training phases. The system is small and portable, requires no power input and displays real time data and audible feedback during use.
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Dynamic measurement system for assessment of Strength & Power in resistance training & testing: Accurate and highly reliable linear velocity transducer
Comprehensive software with testing and training modes: Track your athlete’s progress individually and as a group via a wide range of charts & graphical depictions.
Auditory and visual feedback for velocity or power based training: Correctly triggering commencement of a repetition and motivational feedback for the athlete being tested as a value is relayed to them.
Ability to export data to Excel with a simple mouse click!: Transferrable data feature opens up a wide range of reporting options for test results.
A small, portable device which is suitable for any training setting: Does not require an external power supply and is easily transported in the supplied, toughened briefcase.
Comunication interface to PC
Cable USB 2.0
CD-ROM with software and user guide
Barbell attachment device
Direct measurement of velocity: : 1kHz sampling frequency providing 1000 data points per second
Time for data acquisition: : Default value of 180secs, but can be set at a value between 10 and 300secs (in 10sec increments)
Minimum Displacement: : Default value of 30cm, but can be set at a value between 5cm and 180cm
Compatibility with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7: : Both 32-bit and 64-bit
System requirements: : • Microsoft Excel • Minimum of 1GB of RAM • Mobile Intel Pentium/Centrino processor 1GHz or higher • Graphics Card with at least 64MB of memory • Display resolution of at least 1024 x 768 pixels • USB 2.0 Communication Port for Interface • Minimum of 5GB free disc space for data storage