The Powerful Benefits of Sleep


November 12, 2018

The Powerful Benefits of Sleep

Most multisport athletes understand that sleep is important, but in the balance of life, work and training, sleep is often the first thing to go. In addition, travel and the timing of competitions can further limit sleep. Unfortunately, many athletes have poor quality sleep or simply do not obtain a sufficient quantity of sleep.

The Best Coach In College Sports Might Be a Psychologist

MIND GAMES Student-athletes may sometimes be put on a pedestal, but they have problems just like any student and sometimes may be harder to reach. A novel program suggests a winning approach. By Bradley Donohue, Professor of Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas We live in a sports-oriented culture.

David Stern on Sports Betting, NBA Tech and His ShotTracker Investment

Former NBA commissioner David Stern and ShotTracker co-founder Davyeon Ross joined Bram Weinstein on the SportTechie podcast to chat about ShotTracker’s growing integration into basketball, and how sports betting will impact the viewing experience for NBA fans.

Are Floating Sprints the Best for Developing Speed? – SimpliFaster

While the average performance coach may not be familiar with the floating sprints, it is timeless and popular in the sprinting community. Coach Carl Valle unravels the mysteries of this valuable workout-also known as “sprint float sprint” and “ins and outs”-so you can add it to your training toolbox.

Merril Hoge Doesn’t Want You To Use Your Brain

To clear up any confusion, let’s get this out of the way: Merril Hoge and Peter Cummings, who co-authored a book called Brainwashed: The Bad Science Behind CTE and The Plot to Destroy Football, are not CTE deniers.

Tony Beltran Used Sports Science to Return From a Devastating Injury


November 9, 2018

Tony Beltran Used Sports Science to Return From a Devastating Injury

SportTechie’s Athletes Voice series features the views and opinions of the athletes who use and are powered by technology. Recently, SportTechie talked to Tony Beltran about how technology aided his rehab from a serious knee injury. To be the first to hear each athlete’s insights, subscribe to the Athletes Voice newsletter .

Biological Background of Block Periodized Endurance Training: A Review

Vladimir B. Issurin Block periodized (BP) training is an innovative and prospective approach that is drawing increasing attention from coaching scientists and practitioners. However, its further dissemination and implementation demands serious scientific biological underpinnings.

Performance Teams and “Lanes” – Resilient Performance Systems | Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy, Performance Training, Education, Consulting

“Stay in your lane,” said nobody any of us would like to work with. When it comes to medical and performance teams in sport, it is not always clear where the lanes are. First, who decides where to draw the lanes? In medicine, the lanes are often guided by political and economic incentives, not necessarily by clinically meaningful criteria.

Hawks become latest team to embrace neurological technology

The Atlanta Hawks have recently become the second NBA team to enter a partnership with SyncThink. SyncThink works in neurotechnology with foundational IP in eye tracking analytics. The Hawks will use it to track the fatigue of the players throughout the year. This will help cut the risk of injuries.

London is the SportsTech capital of Europe

Over the past few years the fusion of sports and technology has evolved and become commonplace amongst tech companies and sporting brands & associations alike. However, despite the growth, engineers, gamers and technology experts in Silicon Valley for example are not the first thing you associate with the sports

Villanova, MLB Team Eye Virtual Reality Training for Batters and Catchers


November 8, 2018

Villanova, MLB Team Eye Virtual Reality Training for Batters and Catchers

Imagine you’re at home plate, your bat lifted behind your shoulder. You eye the pitcher as he sets up, carefully paying attention to not just the sights that play into the timing of your swing, but the sounds, too. Researchers at Villanova believe those audiovisual cues will set apart the next generation of players.

The secrets of endurance athletes

This story is an adaptation of What are the limits of human endurance? , an episode of CrowdScience presented by Marnie Chesterton and produced by Cathy Edwards. To listen to more episodes of CrowdScience from the BBC World Service, please click here .

How Poor Core Strength Can Sabotage a Pitcher’s Entire Delivery

Pitchers need core strength. Why? Because poor core strength can set off a series of chain reactions throughout your body that results in a weak, inefficient delivery. Anterior core strength (meaning the strength of the core muscles on the front of our body) is key for achieving the proper amount of lumbar extension, which in turn affects the position of the trunk/thorax (rib cage).

Digging into Elite Sprint Kinetics and Training with JB Morin – SimpliFaster

Athletes are often strong, but not correspondingly fast. The nature and application of sprint forces are key factors in creating better training programs. JB Morin shares his take on vertical and horizontal sprint forces, their direction of application, testing and assessing these ideals, and correcting deficits in force application.

Variation in Body Center of Mass During Freestyle

Body position is deemed an important variable for swimming success. However, body position is typically regarded as a static position in freestyle, despite noticeable undulation during the swims of many elite middle-distance swimmers. Perhaps more importantly, external work depends on changes in the position and velocity of the center of mass (CM), which is typically expressed as the intracycle velocity variation (IVV).