University of Guelph and Mind to Muscle announce a research partnership!
February 22, 2016 – BARRIE, ONTARIO – Mind to Muscle Strength & Conditioning and the University of Guelph’s High Performance Exercise Lab are proud to announce a research partnership. This partnership will involve the use of Sport Testing equipment, which is the industry standard in sport-specific performance testing. The Sport Testing system is currently being used by a wide range of organizations including the NHL, CHL, CFL, CIS sports, NLL, Basketball Canada and Rugby Ontario. Sport Testing has Global Standardized Tests for each individual sport to best measure performance related to each sport, whether on a soccer pitch, basketball court, or hockey rink.
The High Performance Exercise Lab at the University of Guelph is managed by Dr. Lawrence Spriet and Dr. Jamie Burr. Dr. Lawrence Spriet is the Chair of the Human Health and Nutritional Sciences department at the University of Guelph, and has been performing research in exercise and sports performance for over 25 years. He has worked with a wide range of athletes from Olympians, Hockey Canada and amateur sports teams. The partnership with Mind to Muscle will assist with the data collection process and will help fuel research for the UofG High Performance Exercise Lab. The data collection from athletes using the standardized Sport Testing system will allow for annual performance tracking in repeated standardized tests. This information will allow the University of Guelph to identify specific trends in attempt to gain insight into the development and performance of the growing athlete. Dr. Lawrence Spriet, “Our research lab is very excited about our new partnership with Mind to Muscle. We are looking forward to fuelling our performance research with their help and expertise.” Locally, the Barrie Minor Midget AAA team has used Sport Testing to track their player progress and development throughout the season. The Ontario Hockey League invites the top 80 skaters prior to the draft to participate in their annual Fitness Testing Combine. On-ice tests with Sport Testing include forward and backwards sprints, reaction, weave agility, and transition agility each performed with and without the puck.
More about Sport Testing: Sport Testing Inc. has been a leading provider of sport specific player testing and a developer of athletic assessment technologies. Sport Testing delivers professional athlete analysis using its distinguished equipment for the most accurate and consistent results. Standardized tests allow users to set predetermined protocols and compare against a central data bank of results. Players and coaches can use the data for research, measure development and player progress on an annual basis and talent identification.
More about Mind to Muscle: Mind to Muscle is the largest and most successful athletic training development centre in Simcoe County, recognized as the facility of choice for players committed to maximizing their off-season development and in-game performance. Mind to Muscle has been training Barrie and area athletes for 17 years and is recognized as the leader in the strength and conditioning industry. Mind to Muscle recently expanded its Team Performance Training facilities adding another 3200 square feet of state of the art training space. It will be home to their Summer Hockey Program this summer.