Battle of the Codes. Which is the fittest sport according to current GPS data?

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Battle of the Codes. Which is the fittest sport according to current GPS data?

For the longest time there was no way to really compare one sport to another. And while the new GPS technologies cannot tell you anything about the skill levels of one sport vs. another, they do allow you to objectively measure the physical and physiological demands.

GPS technologies have been adopted far and wide in sport because they allow coaches and trainers to effectively manage player loading with real time statistics on distance, speeds, heart rates and even impact. Geelong in the AFL and Manly Sea Eagles in the NRL were two of the first teams to adopt the technologies. You can learn a lot more about the applications of sport GPS from GPSports, the Australian pioneers sport GPS technologies.

Battle of the Codes 1 There has been a boom in research in this area. However most of this research is simply profiling the demands of different sports. Given the number of conversations I have had with friends about which sport is the toughest, I on the other hand am more interested in comparing the different sports.



The following research is from 3 different papers looking at professional level athletes in each of the sports.

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