Advanced Conditioning and Recovery Methods
Project Portfolio – 80% of the grade Yammer forum tasks – 20% of the grade
Your project is based on the following instructions:
1. Gather data on the force-velocity curve using the squat jump. This should profile the subject(s) using the following metrics:
• load (either as relative load (i.e. % of body weight) or absolute load),
• jump height at each load,
• power output at each load,
• velocity at each load.
2. The subject(s) may be an athlete or a group of athletes. Please note if you are a training athlete, experienced in resistance training and are injury free and capable of training with a body weight maximal load in the back squat, then please feel free to profile yourself. Note these same criteria should apply to any subject participating in this project. Having gathered this data we ask you to present the data in a meaningful manner using tables and graphs and a summary narrative of the results and their interpretation.
3. Then design a 4-week programme based on the force-velocity profile, as well as other relevant data and information you may have on your subject (or yourself). Further, this programme must be supported within a description of the demands of the sport or activity being trained for, matching the needs of the subject(s), informed through the F- V test. This is essentially a rationale or justification for the programme you design.
4. You are required to provide a video recording of the force-velocity test. This is used to determine the rigour and standardization that is applied in the test. This should also display the testing instrument that you have used to describe the force-velocity curve.
Guidance on Presentation of Project Please make sure to include –
a) Introduction to the project.
b) Test profile including the force-velocity data and its interpretation.
c) A 4-week programme of development.
d) A description of the sport/activity demands. This should justify the training programme.
e) Video recording of the force-velocity test
The written sections of your project should be submitted using the approved Setanta College Assignment document – found on your programme resources:
• All referenced materials should be made using the Harvard referencing system
• A maximum word count of 2000 words will be applied.
Learning Outcomes Addressed: On successful completion of the module you will be able to:
• Critique traditional and innovative training and recovery methods.
• Apply scientific and practical reflection in programme design.
• Create a conditioning programme reflecting the needs of the athlete and the demands of the sport.
Video and Images
Please ensure that you gain the permission of any athlete or group of athletes or clients for the use of their image and data in your project.
Preparation and Feedback
Feedback following the project will be provided to you in your transcript. Use the marking scheme provided here to assist you in preparing your project.
If there are any exceptional circumstances that may have affected your ability to undertake or submit this project, make sure you contact the College prior to your submission deadline.
Plagiarism and Unfair Practice Declaration
By submitting this project, you declare that it is your own work and that the sources of information and material you have used (including the internet) have been fully identified and properly acknowledged as required. You also understand that the College reserves the right to investigate allegations of plagiarism or unfair practice which, if proven, could result in a fail in this assessment and may affect your progress.
Details of Submission
Please submit the completed project (written and video sections) by the submission date noted in your online learning portal. Note that all work handed in after 10 working days following the submission date will be capped at 40%. No marks will be awarded if the assessment is submitted after the late submission date unless extenuating circumstances are applied for and accepted.
Please submit the written document via Turnitin (moodle).
Video Submission The recorded video should be directly linked in the text of the document as a hotlink to a Unlisted YouTube video. To do so, please first create a YouTube account, select “upload video”, and when saving the file to YouTube please select “unlisted” (this only allows others with a direct link to view your video). You will be given the option during this stage to copy the video link, and this should simply be pasted into the final document.