Smarter training for success with the MARS force plate system from Kistler
In today's professional sports world, the margin between winning and losing is razor-thin. Athletes need intensive, in-depth preparation so they can realize their full potential. Top performance and successful competition results depend on training programs that are monitored and individually adapted to maximize the benefit for each athlete. Keeping players at the peak of fitness is a key concern for the strength and conditioning staff at the Jacksonville Jaguars, a professional American football team in the National Football League (NFL). The Jaguars recently needed a new, solid foundation for an effective return-to-play (RTP) protocol. The solution: they added the MARS force plate system from Kistler to their training program and it quickly became a vital factor in the team's success. As well as making the playoffs for the first time in 10 years, the Jaguars also won the AFC South Championship in 2017.
The MARS force plate system from Kistler is a highly effective solution for monitoring athletes' performance and preventing injuries. To secure a winning edge over their competitors in the NFL, the Jacksonville Jaguars' strength and conditioning staff faced a difficult challenge: how to maintain a healthy roster during training camp, in-season, post bye-week, and even offseason? They realized that improved understanding of each player's unique needs is the key to keeping athletes healthy. This calls for intelligent performance analysis equipment that can map and quantify lower limb symmetry, highlighting differences between an athlete's right and left legs. Once the Jaguars had added the MARS force plate system to their strength and conditioning program, the benefits quickly became clear: now, the coaching staff can draw on reliable research and test results to adapt their training methods, boost athletic performance, prevent injuries and make better-informed return-to-play decisions. Thanks to their high precision and long-term stability, the force plates can detect even the slightest changes in an athlete's performance. Aided by this intuitive data acquisition system, the coaching staff collect accurate and reliable biometric measurement results as the basis for analyzing and evaluating each athlete's power, strength, balance, and stability.