Fortiori Design LLC
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One of the most common questions I am getting from arround the world:
Do we have protocols for different sports. Here one of the many mails: " Hi Juerg. I would be very interested to know something more about the ideas you already have about "protocols" for soccer or figure skating. I am working pretty much with those two sports right now, and have also good contacts in tennis. In soccer i have made a lot of Conconi and Probst-Tests in the past, but i have ideas how to get better informations with Moxy. I wish a good start in the new week and hope to hear soon from you. Cheers, Igor" Tennis , Ice hockey , Figure skating, Wrestling and so on. All this mails have one very nice feedback: They all recognice, that VO2 max testing the way we do it is of minimal value including lactate testing. For most of the sports with perhaps exception of Running when tested on a treadmill or cycling when tested on a bike. For any acyclic sport the test with VO2 max is of minimal value for coaches but a hugh expense for many teams as they believe it has to be done. So we have ice hockey teams getting VO2 max test on the bike or tennis player getting VO2 max test in running when the VO2 tested in their sport on the ice or on the court are very very different than what is tested in the lab. Most emails welcome the ability and the potential MOXY will give to do sport sepcific assessments. Do we have protocols. Not sure how good they are. Do we test sport specific : Yes and we have a very steep ongoing learning curve. I like to share with you ongoing the ideas and what we do and you come please back and take it apart so we can progress as we go along. One of the still in progress work is the common language e book so we talk the same langauge everybody can understand. So please give me some time, as we move along here much faster than anticipated. One of our biggest problems is that some people cook in behind their own walls, never share information and than religiously defend their ideas even though they may have made 5 - 10 case studies in the best case scenario. So with the hundreds of tests we did and the many different options we are getting in now from test from 30 seconds step lenght up to slow increase in load over time, we see so many great ideas and open so many new questions. Thanks to all new MOXY useres and hopefully we will have soon many more people joining us in this interesting practical application field for coaches and athletes.