Can Restricting Blood Flow Improve Sports and Exercise Performance?


June 20, 2018

Can restricting blood flow improve sports and exercise performance?

The artificial induction of ischemia (from Greek, meaning stopping/keeping back blood) was first shown to help protect cardiac muscle from injury in later occurring episodes of ischemia by Charles Murry and colleagues in 1986[1]. This technique came to be called ischemic preconditioning (IPC).

Soccer Technology and Innovation – Ravi Ramineni, Seattle Sounders

Ravi Ramineni is the director of soccer analytics for the Seattle Sounders. For the past six years, he has played a critical role in creating and evolving his club’s data analytics strategy. Ramineni believes GPS and optical tracking have made the most significant impact on the game.

Should Coaches Monitor Their Athlete’s Mitochondria? – SimpliFaster

Everyone in conditioning should care about how mitochondria function and adapt to training. With new science and not much equipment, coaches can start building aerobic adaptations through more simplified training, and see improvements with what they already do in field testing.

The nutritionist of tomorrow is digital

The waistline has always been the subject of wearable fanfare, with fitness trackers and wellbeing wristbands the golden children of non-invasive health and fitness devices. As much as many health and fitness apps include a food diary function, they typically require users to self-report what they’ve eaten.

Let the athletes choose

It’s easy to fall into the trap as a coach of focusing primarily on physiology and biomechanics when carrying out your sessions, as these aspects are often easy to quantify, as well as giving us an illusion of prediction, increasing our confidence in the outcome.

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