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A novel system for improved monitoring of athletic performance in the strength and conditioning domain

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The English Institute of Sport (EIS) is a national organisation which oversees the development of athletic potential at an elite level covering Olympic sports. Part of that development includes strength and conditioning training. Strength and conditioning training is used to complement sport-specific training with the aim of increasing or maintaining strength or flexibility in order to improve athletic capability or reduce risk of injury. The aim of the research presented within this Thesis is to optimise and improve the EIS’s performance monitoring process within the strength and conditioning domain. Stakeholder requirements were elicited through interviews, protocol analysis and questionnaires to identify the key needs that must be fulfilled. These requirements have been achieved through design and implementation of an integrated system which can record, analyse and display real time data from multiple component technologies. The development of this system has been documented in detail and application of the system is presented within three studies. [Continues.]



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A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.



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