You want to know how fitness and personal performance can be determined? There is a whole range of measurement methods available. But before the investigations are used, the first question is the purpose for which they serve. Human performance is determined by many factors: physique, physique, height and weight, muscle strength, endurance, heart, circulatory and respiratory training, and metabolism, water-electrolyte balance, and temperature regulation. Also nervous system, psyche and current life situation play an important role - stress, anxiety, illnesses and medicines can affect the personal performance.
Objectives of performance diagnostics
The range of examination varies, depending on the objective with which the performance diagnosis is carried out. In order to train athletes or high-performance athletes, it may require different and more complex methods, as if a healthy wants to know which sports are suitable for him. In patients it can be determined how much their performance is impaired, whether they develop new symptoms under physical stress or whether the current therapy strikes. Fields of application are thus above all sports medicine, prevention and rehabilitation.
Performance diagnostics: when useful?
Differences are in the sport examinations for recreational, recreational, performance and high performance sports and in sports therapy. The values recorded can be used to determine the current level of performance and performance in general and of the cardiovascular system, respiration and metabolism. Of particular importance are individual abilities and requirements for specific stress requirements, taking age, gender, nutrition and environmental factors into account. This serves as the basis for an effective training program that should be periodically reviewed and optimized.
In sports medicine, it is also important to identify individual factors that could potentially limit your ability to function, and to find causes for training errors or performance dips. Above all, stamina is recorded - all the examinations listed above are used. In addition, special tests can measure strength, flexibility and speed.
Performance diagnostics in rehabilitation
Important components in the aftercare of diseases, especially of the cardiovascular system, are exercise-oriented exercises, specific endurance and health training. In order for the training to be effective, but not overwhelming the patient, their individual performance and thus the adequate exercise load are determined by means of ergometry. The examination is repeated at regular intervals. This allows you to track the healing and to check the effect of the medication.
Performance diagnostics in prevention
In prevention In Germany, diseases of the cardiovascular system are the number one cause of death - in 2002 almost 400, 000 people died in Germany. Experts believe that the proportion of chronic heart disease will increase in the future. Thus, the provision takes a high priority. Through targeted, regular training at any age, the risk factors such as lack of exercise and incorrect eating habits can be counteracted, increase the resistance and performance, improve flexibility, strength and coordination and counteract targeted performance reduction. Here, too, the training intensity must be adapted to individual circumstances in order to achieve the desired effect without damaging the body.
Especially in case of overweight, older age and pre-existing conditions a doctor should be asked for advice. Ergometry performance measurement helps to develop an appropriate training plan to strengthen the heart, vessels, lungs and muscles.