Denis Šketako: A Practical Success Story

Posted by Roger Schmitz on Wed, Feb 24, 2016 @ 08:02 AM

Denis Šketako is a Slovenian triathlete that Moxy has recently begun sponsoring. He has been using Moxy with his trainer, Sašo Rupnik, for the past two years. Here is a short email interview with Denis that tells us a little bit more about him and how Moxy fits into his training.

Denis also made a video that shows how he uses Moxy, which you can check out here.  

1. How did you get interested in the sport of Triathlon, and at what distances do you compete?

I have been training for basketball at local club for 14 years, but I couldn’t see the opportunity for being a professional athlete in that environment, so I decided to find new challenges. Working as a lifeguard for a couple of years, I learned to swim pretty well. I also started with some recreational cycling. One day, the word “Ironman” randomly came to my attention, and I just couldn’t get it out of my mind. I got beaten by the curiosity and decided to give it a go. In 2011, I finished my first Ironman at the age of 21 in 10h 20min, and last year I finished it in 8h 27min.

There are many variations of Triathlon competitions, depending on the length of each discipline. I find my best performance at long distances, i.e. a full Ironman: 3.8 km swim + 180 km bike + 42 km run. To prepare for these races, I sometimes also compete in a half-distance Ironman called Ironman 70.3.

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Reflection on the National Strength and Conditioning Association Coaches Conference

Posted by Roger Schmitz on Mon, Jan 25, 2016 @ 10:01 AM

Earlier in January, we attended the National Strength and Conditioning Association Coaches Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Using NIRS for assessing the physiologic limiter and guiding the training of endurance athletes is becoming more broadly accepted; using NIRS for Strength and Conditioning Training is less established, but perhaps represents an even larger opportunity for the technology.

Endurance trainers and athletes are used to employing physiologic information like heart rate, blood lactate and VO2 to guide their training. However, these types of physiologic information have not typically provided useful information for S&C training, either because of the time lag between performance and measurement or because of limitations on the practicality of field use of the measurement.

Researchers and S&C trainers are now finding that NIRS provides useful information for guiding training, and that Moxy is a practical device to use in field testing. We’ve seen several applications starting to develop in this space. These include the following:

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How We Use Moxy for Sport-Specific Assessments and Training

Posted by Brian Kozak on Sat, Oct 25, 2014 @ 07:10 AM

What if you could tell how long an athlete could skate full-out, fully recover, and do it again?

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Using Moxy for Walking and Running [Infographic]

Posted by Roger Schmitz on Fri, Mar 14, 2014 @ 09:03 AM

Muscle Oxygenation dynamics precisely reflect changes in muscular metabolism and can be used to guide different exercise sessions. The purpose of Moxy during endurance training is to help the user achieve and maintain a training intensity that reflects the desired profile of improvement.

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Drop Set Weight Training

Posted by Andri Feldmann on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 @ 06:02 AM

The article cited below shows that Muscle Oxygenation effects anabolic hormone function. Considering the purpose of strength training, this becomes extremely vital information. Would it not be advantageous to be able to measure and monitor muscle oxygenation during resistance training to maximize anabolic hormone function? SmO2 measured by the MOXY Sensor could be the tool that a modern resistance trainer needs to maximize effectiveness and efficiency.

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Moxy and Climbing: Breaking Down the Data

Posted by Andri Feldmann on Thu, Feb 6, 2014 @ 06:02 AM

I thought I would add another area of possible application for Moxy Monitor: Climbing.

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Why Do We Do 5-Minute Step Lengths for MOXY Assessments?

Posted by Juerg Feldmann on Wed, Feb 5, 2014 @ 09:02 AM
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