I have to give two thumbs up to the recent updates from Gymaware. If you are a strength and conditioning coach or serious track coach and interested in a practical way to monitor and develop power, using Gymaware is a no-brainer. Americans have been fooled by Tendo units and Gymaware is a fantastic tool. Mladen often speaks about the difference between producing power and expressing it. Lower extr
I’m not familiar with this software, or the data that it provides. But start to finish, is that data basically performance assessment in order to track progress, current training status, and fatigue? If so, how does all the data provided improve upon simple vertical jump testing or strength testing? Testing 1RM with submaximal weight is not new and can be done without altering, or adding to, the training. Jump testing is simple and can be easily integrated as part of the training.
If you can track max vertical and 1RM without taking any time at all away from training and without all the time and expense involved in collecting the data with electronic equipment, is the time and cost actually providing information that is of a higher resolution that any improvement is achieved? In other words, if I get a fairly accurate estimate of 1RM weekly or biweekly, and if I can accurately estimate vertical jump during training jumps, does tracking changes in these measurements provide less information in the end than tracking estimates of power output or another electronically calculated numeric?