Performance Analysis

The Armoury is committed to assisting athletes achieve their dreams. This comes with training harder and smarter. We have state of the art tools such as DEXA composition scanning for percentage lean muscle mass and fat tissue. We can compare limb to limb, and objectively follow this over time. We also offer V02max/C02 testing to assess energy expenditure during exercise and accurate anaerobic threshold determination  which coincides with blood lactate. These values are important to determine if your training and performance goals are being met. 

The assessment will also include a detailed medical assessment, musculoskeletal joint assessment by Dr. Bahadur. Functional movement and strength assessment will be completed by the Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  Diet and Nutritional consultation will also be offered. All of this data will be compiled in a report for each individual athlete, and training program will be developed. HD video analysis will be performed for all assessments. The Armoury is the only clinic of it’s kind to offer these services together and the mindset to help athletes achieve their optimal performance. 

“Sports Performance” is important for anyone who loves sports and wants to get better. It’s not just about being strong or fast, but about understanding how to improve in every aspect. Performance analysis is a big part of this. It helps athletes figure out what they’re good at and what they need to work on. By looking closely at how they play, athletes can make small changes that lead to big improvements. This isn’t just about winning games; it’s about always trying to be better, both on and off the field. So, focusing on sports performance isn’t just for athletes who want to win; it’s for anyone who wants to grow and succeed in what they love doing.

At The Armoury, we leverage cutting-edge physical testing equipment to conduct comprehensive performance assessments and analytics. Our approach involves gathering detailed data on body composition and physical capabilities, enabling us to craft personalized training plans and nutritional strategies tailored to each individual’s physiological requirements. Here’s how we do it:

1. DEXA Body Composition Scan: DEXA (Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) scanning offers several benefits for athletic performance and development:

Accurate Body Composition Analysis: DEXA provides highly accurate measurements of body composition, including bone density, lean muscle mass, and body fat percentage. This precise data allows athletes and coaches to track changes in body composition over time, which is crucial for optimizing performance and monitoring progress.

Identification of Muscle Asymmetry and Imbalances: DEXA scans can reveal subtle differences in muscle mass and strength between different parts of the body. This information is valuable for identifying asymmetries and imbalances that may increase the risk of injury or hinder performance. By pinpointing these issues, athletes can implement targeted training strategies to address weaknesses and promote symmetrical muscle development.

Tailored Training and Nutrition Plans: Armed with detailed information from DEXA scans, coaches and sports nutritionists can design personalized training and nutrition plans that align with athletes’ specific goals and physiological needs. Whether the aim is to increase muscle mass, reduce body fat, or enhance overall performance, DEXA data provides valuable insights for optimizing training regimens and dietary strategies.

Monitoring Bone Health: In addition to assessing body composition, DEXA scans also measure bone mineral density, offering insights into bone health and the risk of stress fractures or other skeletal injuries. For athletes involved in high-impact sports or endurance training, maintaining optimal bone density is essential for long-term performance and injury prevention.

Objective Progress Tracking: Unlike some other methods of body composition analysis, such as skinfold calipers or bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), DEXA scanning provides objective and standardized measurements that are less prone to variability and user error. This ensures reliable and consistent tracking of progress over time, allowing athletes to make informed adjustments to their training and nutrition plans as needed.

Overall, DEXA scanning is a valuable tool for athletes and coaches seeking to optimize performance, prevent injuries, and support long-term athletic development. By providing detailed insights into body composition and bone health, DEXA helps athletes make informed decisions to maximize their competitive edge and achieve their full potential.

2. VO2 Max Testing: VO2 max testing measures the maximum amount of oxygen a person can utilize during intense exercise. By assessing cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance through progressively intense exercise, we obtain vital insights into an individual’s cardiorespiratory health. This data helps optimize training regimens for athletes and enhances overall fitness levels for individuals.

3. Range of Motion Assessment: We conduct isolated segmental range of motion testing to identify movement limitations, enabling us to focus on improving bodily movement and flexibility.

4. Manual Muscle Testing/Output: Through isolated segmental max output testing, we determine specific muscular capabilities and compare discrepancies between different sides of the body. This allows us to address any imbalances and optimize training programs for balanced strength development.

By analyzing this data comprehensively, we generate detailed reports that pinpoint weaknesses and outline tailored nutrition and training strategies to maximize results. Our approach aims to complement individual needs, fostering strength, and overall development.