Cutting-Edge Ultrasound Technology Provides MLB Team with Pre and Post-Performance MuscleHealth® Data; Enables Custom Nutritional and Training Strategies to Optimize Performance
DENVER—July 19, 2016—MuscleSound®, a Denver-based technology company that helps athletes optimize performance levels and reduce injury risk through MuscleHealth® measurement announced today its partnership with the Kansas City Royals.
MuscleSound utilizes a proprietary cloud-based software that generates easy-to-read reports with real-time muscle glycogen data based upon ultrasound images for each athlete. This allows for immediate and personalized nutritional and performance-based recommendations to optimize performance, validate nutritional behaviors and reduce the risk of injury.
MuscleHealth is a unique, non-invasive process that measures the capacity of a muscle to generate, store, and replenish energy. It enables the Kansas City Royals players and team trainers to measure muscle glycogen levels—essential muscle fuel for athletes competing at high intensities—pre and post-performance in seconds, using portable, high-frequency ultrasound technology.
Until recently, muscle glycogen content levels could only be measured through invasive and often painful procedures such as muscle biopsy, or through other expensive technologies like MRI. Unlike these methods, MuscleSound is the only company that delivers both pre and post-performance data in real time—even in the locker room. This enables immediate, personalized nutritional and performance-based recommendations for muscle recovery and injury prevention. MuscleSound scans can also indicate signs and symptoms of muscle fatigue, overtraining and possible muscle damage.
“With MuscleSound we are able to take the guesswork out of the fueling and recovery process,” said Nick Kenney, Head Athletic Trainer of the Kansas City Royals. “The technology allows us to measure glycogen levels in seconds and assess injury risk by finding indications of overtraining and possible muscle damage. With that data, we then develop a customized nutritional and training plan for every player to ensure positive change in performance and injury reduction, and minimize recovery or time not playing due to injuries.”
MuscleSound has been working with professional sports teams since 2014 and its fast-growing roster includes the Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Rams (formerly St. Louis Rams), Philadelphia Flyers and Dallas Mavericks, among others. Athletes are quickly able to see and feel the powerful benefits of MuscleSound technology.
“We are thrilled to work with the reigning world championship team, Kansas City Royals,” said Stephen Kurtz, Chairman of MuscleSound. “By enabling the team to understand the nutritional needs of each player in real-time, they not only maximize the ROI of nutritional plans, but also of the players. We are confident that with MuscleSound, the Royals will see notable results in injury reduction and optimized performance.”
To learn more about MuscleSound technology, visit: www.musclesound.com.
Founded in 2011, MuscleSound is a performance and health technology company that helps athletes optimize performance levels and prevent injury with non-invasive MuscleHealth® measurements. The company’s patented software technology and methodology has made non-invasive, real-time measurement of muscle fuel and body composition a reality. MuscleSound delivers prompt and precise data that allows for proactive performance and health-based recommendations to effectively optimize overall recovery and injury prevention.