In this webinar, we will be looking at how we can monitor body composition and fluid status (hydration) in our athletes or clients when taking them through a training programme.
We will be paying specific attention to bioimpedence technologies, one of the most accessible and popular technologies available to us and learn how it can be applied in real world practice.
We will learn about the science behind bioimpedance from Professor Leigh Ward to help us understand more about what the technology provides us, and then we will hear how Dr. Alan Ruddock has implemented bioimpedance at Boxing Science and Performance.
This is a session not to be missed. Learning from one of the world’s experts in bioimpedence technology and research.
We will have short presentations delivered from our speakers followed by a Q&A session.
The presentations will cover:
– Variations of bioimpedence available
– The science behind bioimpedance
– What does bioimpedance provide and how it’s applied
– Why monitor body comp and hydration?
Professor Leigh Ward – Honorary Associate Professor – School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland
Dr Ward is Honorary Reader in Metabolic and Nutritional Biochemistry at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and is a founding member of one of the leading research groups in the bioimpedance field, a technology widely used for the assessment of body composition in nutritional studies. This research group were one of the first to apply multi-frequency bioimpedance analysis (now known as bioimpedance spectroscopy, BIS) to the study of body composition. From the late 1980s, they pioneered the use of Cole analysis for this purpose. This research led to the development of a BIS analyser, which was subsequently commercialised by UniQuest, the technology transfer company of the University of Queensland, and subsequently sold world-wide by ImpediMed Ltd. Dr Ward’s research in the field was recognised by the award of the Clunies Ross Medal in 2015. He has published over 300 scientific publications.
Dr Alan Ruddock – Lecturer of the Physiology of Sport and Exercise, BASES Laboratory Director
Dr Ruddock is an accredited sport and exercise scientist and Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences; Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Chair of the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity Ethics Committee and Laboratory Director for the Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre. Dr Ruddock has provided physiological support for Olympians, Paralympians, World, Commonwealth, European and British champions in a range of sports from wheelchair fencing to professional boxing and have co-authored over 25 scientific manuscripts.
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