The Catalonia’s Hiking Entities Federation and the Institut Català del Peu, through Fitmetric, its Department of Biomechanics, has signed a new agreement of collaboration.
This month, the President of the FEEC, Jordi Merino and the Director of the Institut Català del Peu, Miguel Ángel Baños, have signed this agreement to add up efforts between the two entities.
Fitmetric, with this agreement, becomes part of the group of sponsor companies, providing its services to a great number of sportsmen/sportswomen and federated people from the FEEC.
Thanks to this agreement, Fitmetric, will provide its program of grants consisting of awarding a scholarship to four sportsmen/sportswomen from the Center of Technification of Mountain Races from the FEEC with a complete biomechanical test in its sports facilities in Barcelona.
A Fitmetric grant consists of a 3D biomechanical study of the sporting gesture, in this case of the race with different uneven pieces of land due to the features of races in the mountain, on the one hand to detect technical faults and to be able to improve them, while on the other hand, is carried out a functional assessment, starting with a podiatric examination in order to rule out pathologies at the foot level, following with a test of isometric strength and a battery of functional exercises in order to establish possible muscular imbalances and risks of lesion of the lower body with the aim of being able to work out a preventive action plan or a specific strength task for every athlete.
Apart from that, it is added up the monitoring and control by Fitmetric, both the results and the evolution of these athletes. This grant includes a study of the control of parameters and aspects to be improved which were detected in the first study.
Furthermore, this agreement also includes that the Institut Català del Peu will provide a discount to the federated people from the FEEC, through the program of advantages to the federated sportsman/sportswoman, as well as the specialized biomechanics for runners, basic biomechanics for runners, functional biomechanics of specialized lesions, functional biomechanics of basic lesions, biomechanics of cycling and Bike Fitting with a total discount which covers between a 10% and a 15% in all the mentioned modalities.