For the past few weeks our Cougars High Performance Squad has been doing a series of training sessions at the Queensland Academy of Sport. They have been participating in a study on the effects of heat on training and been subjected to squatting in a heated environment interspersed with saliva and internal temperature tests.
During our visits to the QAS we have been able to benefit from the great facilities they have there. They have an EliteForm system on every lifting platform which allows force/bar speed measurement after each rep/set – very handy feedback for high performance weightlifters (and their coaches).
We also enjoyed the delayed video feedback on the large overhead screens – as soon as the lifter has done a set we see it automatically replayed (from a decent side angle that works well for coaching).