Are you passionate about improving your game and winning?
If so, increasing Athleticism will help achieve your potential. Athleticism is the ability to have and use the qualities of strength, agility and stamina. All necessary ingredients to make up a good athlete.
But what else makes a good athlete? Is it the ability to throw or hit a pitch, shoot a three pointer or have a blistering accurate slapshot? In part yes, but the ability to control the body precedes any of these skills. So learning to control athleticism is of foremost importance. Sounds simple, but it doesn’t come easy.
Repeatedly throwing a pitch, swinging a bat, shooting a foul shot or crossing a soccer ball will make you better at that sport but these alone are self limiting without a strong balanced movement foundation. Sport specific movements are essential to training but a common mistake is putting the cart before the horse, or skills before athletic ability.
Any progressive sports performance training programs will greatly benefit from the cutting edge *DARI 3-D motion analysis.
The DARI evaluation quickly determines an athlete’s baseline functional motions, accurately identify areas that require change and efficiently tracks improvement of the athlete over time. Incorporating these tools can help efficiently build athleticism giving coaches and trainers a superior foundation to develop sport specific skills upon.
*DARI stands for Dynamic Athletic Research Institute, the creators of a markerless motion capture system that assesses human motion to identify strengths and weakness within functional movements. The DARI report has two profiles, Strength and Power. The Strength Profile looks at the available joint range of motion and how you’re able to control these motions. The Power Profile analyzes a series of jumps to reveal how you perform explosive movements.
In addition to giving these motions a numerical value, the analysis also details how the movements are occurring, e.g. the balance test assesses your ability to stand on one leg but also indicates where any sway is coming from i.e. hip, knee or ankle. The lunge test accurately identifies the stride length, the contralateral hip extension and trunk position. Finally, the efficiency of the jumps are exposed through the ability to gain triple extension of the lower extremity.
These profiles are the basic components of athleticism and are reflective in most team and individual sports. However, they are consistently missing in the developing athlete. Don’t allow your athleticism to be missing in action. Find out what you are missing...
Contact Motion in Action LLC for more info on how a DARI 3-D Motion Analysis can help you move closer to your potential.