Introduction to metabolic power

Jul 15, 2013 | ACADEMY

What it is and why use it

Over the years, the quantification of the physical demand required in the game of soccer has been the subject of many scientific papers considering parameters such as body temperature, heart rate, and lactic acid concentration. All methods yield similar results regarding the total energy expenditure of a match or a training session. None of them, however, correctly quantify the metabolic output in real-time, with particular reference to instances of high-intensity, which characterize the decisive moments of a match.

Lately, the opportunity is developing in order to follow and analyze the movement of athletes on the pitch, during a match with Video Match Analysis technology, and during practice thanks to GPS technology. Using these technologies we are able to know instant by instant position and speed of the player. The engineers have focused mainly on th...

 

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