Data collection starts here!
GymAware Pro (iPhone/iTouch)
The first time you tap this button after connecting you will see this message.
For angle compensation to work correctly the tether needs to be "homed". With the tether fully retracted tap the OK button and the Power Tool will emit a beep, indicating that the tether is homed.
Once the tether is homed or if angle is disabled, you will be presented with this menu when you tap on the Test Subjects button -
Starting from the top
Here you can select the exercise you wish to measure, from the short list you set up in the main menu.
IMPORTANT The type of exercises you select determines how the data will be analysed. This is needed to allow the automated rep detection to work correctly. You don't need to be too specific here but the exercise needs to be in the right family for the rep detection to be reliable. The families are:
- eccentric start - bench press, squats etc
- concentric start - bench row, power clean, etc
- jumps/throws - movements that include a flight phase, and in some cases a body weight component.
Enter Bar Weight
Enter the correct bar weight here so that variables such as power and force can be calculated. You can enter this in kg or pounds based on your settings.
*Note: If you are doing a jump or squat exercise then bar weight will be added to a portion of your body weight for power and force calculations, see settings for details.
Enter Body Mass
Body mass is used to calculate watt/kg power - a measure of power relative to body mass. This is a useful measure to compare power outputs of different athletes normalised to their mass. Note that if you are doing a jump or squat exercise then bar weight will be added to a portion of your body weight for power and force calculations.
Tapping the Start button does three things:
- Takes a start position to zero all height calculations. This means the athlete must be ready and waiting in the start position for this test.
- Starts recording data points. Any movement will now be recorded so strict adherence to the test protocol is vital for accurate results.
- Opens up the Data Collection view. See full details on data collection view here.
Setting targets are a great way to motivate athletes to train harder. Use the two settings below to give athletes visual and/or audible feedback when they reach reach a pre set performance target. See this article on how to set up the feedback signals.
Set Target Value
Ender a value here for the threshold level you want the athlete to achieve.
Set Target Variable
Select from a list of performance variables the parameter that you wish to train for.