Motor sensory control | Balance
An important fitness factor that is often ignored in training, is improving motor sensory control.
This is a technical term used to describe your body’s ability to react to the three sensors it uses in maintaining balance. The body controls its position through the eyes, inner ear and muscle-nerve receptors called proprioceptors. Good motor sensory control not only helps avoid injuries and maintain our independence as we age, but it also helps us perform better at sport (e.g. maintain balance whilst kicking a ball). FitQuest measures this using a 15 second single leg balance on each leg.
Upper Body Strength | Press Ups
Many members join the gym to lose weight, improve their appearance or increase their strength. FitQuest can help members to measure how effectively they are increasing their upper body strength through the PRESS UP test, helping them track their progress towards their goals.
The results are based on several parameters, including how many press ups the user can perform in 15 seconds and the effort made (work done) to make the press ups based on the user’s weight, applied force and speed. FitQuest also measures how long it takes the user to make each complete press up. This allows us to track how much the user slows down over the test period, so we can then calculate the user’s fatigue rate
Explosive Leg Power | Jump
FitQuest can help members to measure how effectively they are increasing their lower body strength through the JUMP test, helping them track their progress towards their goals.
There are many ways to measure muscle strength, FitQuest calculates human lower body strength using the jump test. The user performs two countermovement jumps with their hands on their hips from the force plate, using the jump height, and taking into account a user’s weight, FitQuest is able to measure the explosive power generated during the jumps.
Speed Ability | Step
Most sports require some degree of speed ability. Speed ability helps all games players to move into position or get away from opponents quickly. FitQuest measures speed ability using the STEP test.
This test requires the user to run on the spot as fast as possible for 30 seconds. This enables us to measure how many steps have been made as well as the time between each step, enabling a measure of the user’s fatigue level over the duration of the test to be taken assessing lower body endurance as well as speed ability.
Cardiovascular Fitness | Heart Rate Recovery
One of the most popular methods of measuring cardiovascular fitness is by measuring how quickly the human heart recovers after performing hard physical exercise.
The fitter our cardiovascular system is, the quicker our heart recovers from the exertion. The most common test is the one minute Heart Rate Recovery test (HRR). FitQuest performs this test using integrated electrodes in the multifunctional handles to measure a user’s heart rate immediately after the STEP test when the heart rate should be at its maximum.
HRR is calculated by measuring the heart rate immediately after the step test and then again 60 seconds later. The difference between the two readings provides the HRR result.
New for 2018
Body Composition Analysis | FitQuest BIA
Our newest product line, FitQuest BIA, measures body composition analysis in addition to the fitness measurements.
FitQuest uses standard bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) and bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy (BIS) techniques to determine body composition. BIA is a technique that estimates body composition by injecting a very small electrical current into the body and measuring its impedance. The impedance value changes depending on the frequency of the injected signal.
Using multiple frequencies provides a more accurate estimate of the subject’s body composition. Our unique technology allows these measurements to be made in less than 10 seconds.