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MuscleSound and Track Cycling – Understanding Muscle Energy Status (MES)

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Understanding Muscle Energy Status (MES) MES: A combined value made up of Estimated Fuel Level and Muscle Fuel Rating. A fully fueled and well-rated muscle is at a high (green) Muscle Energy Status, and is then at optimal readiness for performance. The above MES reading of red 38 highlights depleted muscles. The above trend chart features … Continued

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When To Measure Muscle Fuel

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MuscleSound assesses ‘Muscle Energy Status’ (MES) – a source of muscle energy production that is composed of muscle glycogen and associated muscle fluid. Research has shown that there are best practices and guidelines as to WHEN to measure Muscle Fuel to get the best, most accurate results. Optimal Times to use MuscleSound MuscleSound can be … Continued

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MuscleSound In The MLB – Rehab and Interventions After Knee Surgery

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An MLB team began using MuscleSound® to evaluate and monitor their players’ Muscle Fuel levels. The following outlines how the training staff has incorporated MuscleSound into their everyday routine in order to improve performance and ensure healthy return-to-play strategies including after knee surgery. Background: During the 2013 season, this player showed a downward slide of Muscle Fuel. The low … Continued

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MuscleSound In The NFL – Season Tracking

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Tracking a player through the NFL Football Season History This NFL offensive lineman was first scanned during training camp in 2016. It was alerted that he had low values and a low overall fuel rating compared to his peer group. MuscleSound Analysis Through conversations regarding nutrition, timing of nutrition, and overall preparation, he made very nice improvements … Continued

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MuscleSound in the MLB – Effects of Travel

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Background: This MLB player started using MuscleSound in 2016. The use in this case was particularly tracking fuel levels during bouts of travel. Each red ‘alert’ status coincides with fatigue and stresses due to a quick turn-around in games (night to day) or late night travel. MuscleSound Intervention: MuscleSound notified the medical/performance staff of this … Continued

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MuscleSound In The NFL – Optimal Performance

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This NFL football team began working with MuscleSound® technology in 2014. They specifically were interested in understanding optimal performance strategies and shortening injury recovery time. The team spent 61% less on salaries paid to injured players due to soft tissue injuries than the average NFL team in the same year. MuscleSound® has helped guide the … Continued

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MuscleSound in Endurance Athletes: Nutrition

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Intro: MuscleSound and the CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center work in tandem to create a unique experience for patients and athletes to help understand more about their Muscle Energy Status™ (MES) and their body composition, both of which lead to performance optimization. Background: An elite triathlete and her training team at the CU Sport … Continued

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MuscleSound in Physical Therapy – Muscle Symmetry

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Background: An older injury to the sciatic nerve had caused a muscle imbalance in the patient. An initial scan on his off day on 1/15/16 showed significant energy status differences between his right and left legs.   MuscleSound Intervention:  After discussing the data, it was determined that an injury to the left leg caused by … Continued

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MuscleSound In Endurance Athletes – Muscle Misfires

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Discovering Muscle Misfire to Maximize Recovery Background: This elite athlete felt as if she was not performing as efficiently as she should have been. MuscleSound® Intervention: As you can see in the chart below, MuscleSound® found a greater depletion level in her right leg than in her left leg post workout session. It was clear … Continued

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MuscleSound In The MLB – Managing Fatigue For Pitching

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“Nearly 30 percent of pitchers in Major League Baseball have undergone Tommy John surgery, No longer is the malady, which experts and doctors are calling an epidemic, limited to professional players.” The False Hope of Tommy John Surgery The Arm. Copyright © 2016 by Jeff Passan. HarperCollins Publishers Here is an example of managing fatigue … Continued

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