Sports Medicine Tech Startup Brings In Former NFL Player As Investor, Head of Athlete Relations

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August 7, 2018

Sports Medicine Tech Startup Brings In Former NFL Player As Investor, Head of Athlete Relations

Atlanta-based BWHealth, a sports injury prevention and treatment technology company, has closed a strategic bridge round of funding of about $600,000 that will help it scale its latest line of injury prevention products. Included in the round was investor and former 15-season NFL cornerback Champ Bailey, who will join the company as its Head of Athlete Relations.

Heat Illness and Endurance Athletes: The Science of Staying Safe When It Gets Hot – CTS

By Corrine Malcolm CTS Coach and Exercise Physiologist Human beings are inherently inefficient. Only a fraction of the work athletes do ends up propelling them down the road, up the mountain or through the water. The rest just of that work generates heat, which has to go somewhere. Normally, the bod…

Plyometrics, Co-Contractions, and Rapid-Fire Athletic Training with Lachlan Wilmot – SimpliFaster

Freelap Friday Five with Lachlan Wilmot Lachlan Wilmot has been in the fitness industry going on 15 years, working with both the general population and elite-level athletes. Lachlan completed a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science, and then continued his education with an honors thesis in Sports Science.

What factors influence the ability to anticipate serves? | Skill Acq Science

How do professional tennis players successfully return serves? Georgina Vernon – as part of her PhD at Victoria University – interviewed 8 male professional tennis players (6 former players and 2 current players), with the aim of identifying the key factors influencing the ability to anticipate (and therefore return) serves.

IFA 2018: What to expect in smartwatches, fitness tech and AR

It’s that time again where we implore you not to buy gadgets because there’s a whole hunk of new wearable tech we expect to be announced. The 2018 edition of IFA, everyone’s fave Berlin tech expo, kicks off on Friday 31 August with a day (or two) of press conferences before it opens to the…

Periodization: What the Data Say

SPORTS BIOMETRICS NEWS

August 6, 2018

Periodization: What the Data Say * Stronger by Science

From the outset, I want to make my intentions clear: I want this to be the most thorough quantitative overview of the periodization literature in existence, while also being readily accessible and understandable.

Developing IMU Sensors For Capturing Motion In Sports

IMU sensors are pretty useful because when strapped to the right location and given the right context they can provide very insightful information about an athlete’s (or anyone’s) movements. In this post, we are going to look at a couple of options in the market that allows us to skip the hardware development and jump right into the application development.

Rethinking Batting Practice with Release Points

We wanted to test out some ideas with our pitching machine and pitcher release points. So be prepared for some cool gifs. First, we wanted to see how setting up the machine directly in line with the plate would look from both the right- and left-handed batters box.

To Lift or Not to Lift: The Rewards and Risks of Game-Day Lifting – SimpliFaster

Game-day lifting can provide extra nervous system awakening for experienced athletes whose typical profiles don’t require extra volume or additional intensity. For developing athletes, game-day lifts add extra volume and intensity. When you take caution with game-day lifts and also assess your results, your benefits will be fantastic.

Everything You Need to Know About Swimming Shoulder Mechanics

It is well understood that proper swimming shoulder mechanics are imperative to performance enhancement and injury prevention. But what happens when the shoulder is fatigued? We are fortunate to have one of the leading researchers in this area, Dr. Felipe Serenza, with us to share his insight to this important topic.

ShotTracker to Make NCAA Division I Debut at Hall of Fame Classic

SPORTS BIOMETRICS NEWS

August 3, 2018

ShotTracker to Make NCAA Division I Debut at Hall of Fame Classic

ShotTracker, the revolutionary sensor-based system that delivers live stats and analytics via an app to coaches, players and fans, today announces a first-of-its-kind partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) to power all four championship- round games at this year’s Hall of Fame Classic.

New Study: kBox Usage Can Make Swimmers Start 35% Faster | Exxentric

Swimmers that do lunge exercises on a flywheel squat device such as the kBox prior to a race get a 35% faster start. This is evident from a new study from the University of Granada, which validates the post-activation potentiation (PAP) protocol.

EDGE Wearable Aims to Improve Cognitive Performance in Esports

At their core, esports are brain games. While there is a physical element to videogames, almost all of the competition comes from strategy and mental sharpness, quick reactions and the ability to handle pressure. Edge, a new wearable device that aims to enhance brain performance, was designed with esports in mind.

Relationship Between Vertical Jump Force and Pitching Velocity

Throughout this summer we wanted to investigate the relationship between vertical jump force production and throwing velocity. Instead of looking at vertical jump height, we instead used our Neulog force plates to examine whether the amount of force produced when doing a counter-movement jump (CMJ) was correlated to throwing velocity.

IOC Consensus Statement: Dietary Supplements and the High-Performance Athlete | International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism

Nutrition usually makes a small but potentially valuable contribution to successful performance in elite athletes, and dietary supplements can make a minor contribution to this nutrition program. Nonetheless, supplement use is widespread at all levels of sport.