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Research Shows How Lacrosse Players Gain A 20-30% Improvement On Athletic Performance

Endicott, NY (October 21, 2010) – The resurgence of 3-D movies has become a popular trend with box office record-breaking hits such as Avatar. But with 3-D television on the technology horizon, this fad may be more than just a blast from the 50’s “Golden Era of cinema” past. There is a more powerful 3-D technology that exists beyond the entertainment store. And it can only be found in the wide world of sports – including the fastest growing competitive sport of Lacrosse.Keep Reading…

Endicott, NY (October 21, 2010) – The resurgence of 3-D movies has become a popular trend with box office record-breaking hits such as Avatar. But with 3-D television on the technology horizon, this fad may be more than just a blast from the 50’s “Golden Era of cinema” past. There is a more powerful 3-D technology that exists beyond the entertainment store. And it can only be found in the wide world of sports – including the fastest growing competitive sport of Lacrosse.

ZenoLink is a cutting-edge biomechanics analysis and training tool used by athletes of all levels to improve athletic performance – through the power of 3-D. Over 15 years of biomechanical research using 3-D motion analysis shows that lacrosse players have the ability to gain 20-30% improvement on their performance if they focus on one thing: coordination. Training experts apply general training solutions or try to solve performance problems through simple observation, but it is still common for an athlete to feel that they train harder, they are stronger, but their game is simply not improving.

“Unlike your more traditional lacrosse analysis, we apply 3-D technology to look at the dynamics of motion,” says ZenoLInk founder and biomechanical expert, Chris Welch. “We look at patterns of movement, including the dynamic range of motion and speed patterns of upper extremity joints in relation to the rotational action of the shoulder when catching or throwing. From this analysis, we can evaluate true performance output and root causes of power leaks, inefficiency and injury potential.”

By zeroing in on what’s really happening during an individual’s lacrosse game, ZenoLink provides professional and amateur lacrosse players alike an easy and affordable solution that dramatically improves their performance and reduces the risk of injury. Using specialized 3-D Motion Analysis, ZenoLink captures data related to functional movement, and turns it into a digital model of the athlete’s motion, taking the guesswork out of identifying flaws or restrictions in coordination.

Traditionally, advanced functional movement analysis was available only to sports performance researchers and professional athletes in an expensive lab setting. Today, lacrosse players of every level have easy and affordable access to PhD-level performance analysis.

Here’s how ZenoLink works:
Step 1: Collect Data. The athlete is filmed in their natural environment, catching and throwing a lacrosse ball on the field. The process is easy – without the use of sensors, wires or a vest.
Step 2: Data Analysis. The video is made into a 3-D model of the athlete at the ZenoLink performance lab in Endicott, NY. Their biomechanical engineers interpret the movement of the model using specialized software to gather measurements including kinetic linking, joint range of motion, body segment coordination and outcome parameters.
Step 3: Get Results! ZenoLink provides the athlete with a specialized program that targets specific areas to help them get dramatic results toward improving their athletic potential and reduce their chances of injury. Athletes as well as their coaches and trainers can access their results on zenolink.com to incorporate the PST program into their current strength and conditioning routines.

The process of incorporating ZenoLink into existing training programs is simple, effective and technically powerful, with proven results.

ABOUT ZENOLINK
ZenoLink is a cutting-edge biomechanics analysis and training tool used by athletes of all levels to improve athletic performance – through the power of 3-D! By zeroing in on what’s really happening during an individual’s sports activity, ZenoLink provides athletes, coaches and trainers – primarily in golf, baseball, cycling, lacrosse, hockey, softball, volleyball, tennis and running– an easy and affordable solution that dramatically improves performance and reduces the risk of injury. Using specialized 3-D Motion Analysis, ZenoLink captures data related to functional movement, and turns it into a digital model of the athlete’s motion, taking the guesswork out of identifying flaws or restrictions in coordination. For more information, visit www.ZenoLink.com.

ABOUT CHRIS WELCH
Chris Welch has studied and worked with hundreds of athletes, coaches, trainers, sports instructors, and sports medicine practitioners to develop the technological power behind ZenoLink. He started his journey after graduating from Boston University doing research at the American Sports Medicine Institute in 1991 and continued his work at the BioMotion Foundation until he started his own practice in 1995. For the past 15 years, his life’s work as a biomedical engineer has been dedicated to new discoveries in biomechanics, developing the analysis software behind ZenoLink, and advancing the state of the art of clinical biomechanics.

In 2009, Adam O’Neill, Harry Alford and Thomas Alford launched Lacrosse Playground as the preeminent site for lacrosse gearheads. For years Lacrosse Playground provided lacrosse fans with tutorials and tips on how to string a lacrosse head, up-close looks at the gear the top players used and sneak peeks at equipment and uniforms before they were released. More than 10 years and millions of visits later, Lacrosse Playground has relaunched with a focus on storytelling. Our mission is to provide comprehensive coverage of the latest lacrosse news, share insights into the sports betting and fantasy lacrosse world and showcase the lifestyles and personalities of the sport of lacrosse through articles, videos and podcasts.

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