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Integrating with GymAware

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Overview

Designed by sporting experts, produced in Australia and used by elite sporting teams and institutions internationally. GymAware offers scientifically-validated and actionable metrics that will help improve your training in the weight room. 

GymAware has the worlds largest repository of strength related data. To date there are well over 5.5 million individual reps on their secure database. GymAware has been validated by the Australian Institute of Sport and is extensively used in research papers worldwide.

The GymAware PowerTool is a Linear Position Transducer designed specifically for measuring performance in athletes. 

Applications of GymAware

GymAware is used for regular performance monitoring of athletes, mostly used for:

  1. Monitoring for fatigue
  2. Assessing the effectiveness of training programs
  3. Training particular performance traits such as speed or strength

Users most commonly use the counter movement squat jump because:

  1. its a good measure of lower body explosive power
  2. the protocol is easily standardized
  3. can be done unweighted
  4. minimal skill is required
  5. is quick to perform
  6. jumping is a valuable athletic trait

Creating a GymAware API Token

In order to enable an integration between your GymAware account and the Kinduct platform you will need to first create an API token. This token is used to validate the request made by Kinduct when querying for information from the GymAware API.

To create your API token, follow these steps:

  1. In your browser, visit https://gymaware.kinetic.com.au/ and log in with your GymAware username and password.
  2. After logging in you'll be presented with your GymAware dashboard. At the top of the screen you'll see various menu option:  GymAware.png
  3. Hover your cursor over Settings and then click on API.
  4. On the new page you'll see a form with several rows.  Locate the entry labeled API Tokens towards the bottom of the page. Any current tokens you have enabled will appear there.
  5. To create a new token for Kinduct, add a new entry in the New Token field.
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  6. Type Kinduct in the New Token field and enter an associated description in the New Token Description field. 
  7. Click Save in the lower right corner of the page.  The page will refresh and you should now see your new Kinduct token entry. Your new API token string will also display.
  8. Send both the API Account ID value (found just above the token list) and your new Kinduct API token string to your CSM at Kinduct:
    • Create a text file that contains the API Account ID and API token string and save the text file.
    • Send the text file to the following ShareFile location: https://kinduct.sharefile.com/r-re0c66f99fe2494b9
    • When you click on the Sharefile link you will be directed to Sharefile, enter your information and select Continue to be taken to a screen where you can drag and drop the text file to be sent to Kinduct.
  9. Contact your Kinduct CSM to let them know you've shared the file. Your Kinduct CSM will then have your site enabled for GymAware integration by our technology team.

Metrics in Reporting

The following metrics from GymAware will be imported to your Kinduct site:

Rep Number: Number of repetitions (1,2,3,4,5)
Conc Peak Velocity (m/s): also known as Concentric Peak Velocity, measured in meter per second
Conc Peak Power (W): also known as Concentric Peak Power, measured in watts
Conc Work (J): amount of energy exerted in joules
Mean Watts/kg: Average peak power divided by the weight used for the exercise
Peak Watts/kg: The peak power divided by the weight used for the exercise
RSI: Reactive strength can be defined as the ability to change quickly from an eccentric to a concentric contraction. The RS(Index) is a suitable way of registering the extent of explosivity.
Height (m):
Dip (m):
Ecc Min Velocity: also know as Eccentric Minimum Velocity
Ecc Peak Force (N): also known as Eccentric Peak Force
Ecc Peak Power (W):
also known as Eccentric Peak Power
Ecc Peak Velocity (m/s):
also known as Eccentric Peak Velocity

Segments are broken out as follows:

  • Exercise - Set - Rep
    example: 'Squat - Set 1 - Rep 1', 'Squat - Set 1 - Rep 2', etc
  • Exercise - Set
    example: 'Squat - Set 1', 'Squat - Set 2', etc
  • Exercise (Total)
    example: 'Squat (Total)' - this is an aggregation of all the set values for the given exercise.

Exercise - Set - Rep Segment

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Exercise - Set Segment

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Exercise (Total) Segment

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