by: James A Snook • 1
TFJumpAnalysis application (Part of TF Series) uses supplied athlete data to optimize Run Way Approach. Run Way Approach includes Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, and Pole Vault.
Application also uses supplied athlete data to analyze, predict, or optimize Jump Results, and training capabilities for Track and Field. It is compatible with and follows guidelines from USA Track and Field Coaching Manual. It can be used as a Personal Training aid.
Application uses supplied athlete data and specified Run Distance times for Approach Analysis calculations. Calculated values for specified Run Way Distance, Max Run Rate, Time Constant, Max Step Distance, and Min Step Distance include Run Time, Forward Start Force, Run Velocity, Run Acceleration, and Run Steps.
Specified Inputs for Jump Analysis include Athlete Height, Athlete Weight, Vertical Acceleration, Approach Rate and Angle, Landing Data or Form Data. Calculated values for specified input include Jump Distance or Height, Vertical Force and Velocity, Height Attained and Jump Time. Specific values can be used to estimate strength levels required.
Run Way distance is estimated using Max Run Rate, Time Constant, and Max Step Distance for the selected Run Steps. Adjusted Max Run Rate and Max Step Distance values can be determined to match actual measured Run Way distance and Run Time for the selected Run Steps.
Application also provides estimates of changes to athlete Maximum Run Velocity for specified environmental conditions. Input parameters include Selected Velocity and Athlete Weight. Adjustable environmental parameters include Parallel Wind Velocity, Temperature, Barometric Pressure, Altitude, and Relative Humidity. Results include Modified Velocity, typical 100 Meter Time, and Air Density.
Run Way distance wind adjustment is estimated using Modified Velocity and Max Step Distance. Modified velocity and adjusted Max Step Distance are used to determine new Run Way distance for the desired Run Steps.
Individual independent Training Sessions are created using Create Sessions Menu. The following data is selected in sequence when Create Session is selected: Training Session, Athlete Name, Session Date, Training Season, Training Preparation(s), Training Phase(s), Training Event(s), and Event Types (Speed, Endurance, Distance, Strength, and Power).
Each Training Session is partially initialized with representative data. Training Session data can then be added or edited after the athlete completes each Training Session.
Individual Training Sessions can be created, updated, or deleted using Training menu selections.
Evaluation of Training results, after Training Session(s) data is available, provides event performance analysis and athlete fitness level estimates to help an athlete achieve peak performance. Start Day, End Day, and Training Season are first selected from the Evaluation Menu. Selection of Speed, Endurance, Strength, or Power provides detail and summary evaluation results.
Sample training elements used to create training session(s) are provided. Elements provided include those for Sprint, Jump, Strength, and Power.
Results and Training Sessions can be saved by entering a non-default (not Defaultxxx) Athlete Name.
Email, print (with compatible device), or retrieval (with additional software) of results is also provided. Several additional software (such as Google Drive, etc.) are readily available.