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The Biomechanics Laboratory is located in UCAM's Research Center for High Performance Sport. The primary focus of the Biomechanics Laboratory is to examine the effects of different training modes on performance and fitness in both individual and team sports. Additionally, the laboratory allows the assessing of the biomechanical and physiological adaptations that occur in athletes and older adults based on changes in their exercise training protocols.

UCAM’s laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art technology facilitating the collection of data across various research projects. It includes two force platforms, a respiratory gas analyzer, isokinetic dynamometry features, dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry provisions, ultrasound, a 3-D motion capture system, as well as a facility for electromyography.

Several research projects are currently being funded by both government (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, Consejo Superior de Deportes) and private agencies (Fundación Real Madrid). UCAM’s primary research study on “Strength and power-resisted training in football and athletics” is supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competition with an amount of 120.000€. The objective of the underlying investigation is to determine the optimal load for maximum acceleration gains with regards to the sled towing training method for competitive athletes.