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In this episode of the KoopCast Coach Jason Koop speaks with Shawn Arent. Performance tests are abundant now a days and can range from blood monitoring services like Inside Tracker to FatMax testing and VO2max testing. But how do you make sense of it all and which tests are valuable for athletes?
Shawn M. Arent, PhD, CSCS*D, FISSN, FACSM is Professor and Chair of the Department of Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina, which is currently the top-ranked program in the United States. He is also the Director of the UofSC Sport Science Lab. Prior to this, he was the Director of the Rutgers Center for Health & Human Performance. His research focuses on the relationship between physical activity and stress and the implications for health, performance, and recovery. Dr. Arent’s recent work has primarily focused on physiological responses to training-related stressors and their contribution to optimal performance and recovery. He was named the 2017 William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sports Scientist of the Year by NSCA. He is a fellow in ACSM and ISSN and is the current President of ISSN. Additionally, he has worked with teams in the NHL, MLB, the US Soccer Federation, and a number of teams at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels.
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