Feedback of Performance: A Simple and Effective Method to Improve Training Quality and Adaptations

Feedback of Performance: A Simple and Effective Method to Improve Training Quality and Adaptations

As practitioners we are tasked with improving performance, but performance improvements can be achieved in many ways. Some of the methods or interventions that we can apply include improving strength and power, altering technique, improving nutritional knowledge and dietary practices, providing an ergogenic aid (e.g. caffeine), or motivating an athlete to perform through knowledge of their performance.

Data for the Data Averse

 Data for the Data Averse

We live in the age of “Big Data.” Information floods our lives on an ongoing basis. And in the training world that means wearables and trackers giving us the ability to collect our own “big data.” Side note…the largest fitness show is now the CES (consumer electronics show) where an entire floor is dedicated to fitness wearables and according to Forbes 125.5 million devices were estimated to be shipped in 2017. Big deal this big data.

Now I will come out and say that I am a bit data averse and that over the years beyond a heart rate monitor I have not successful integrated “big data” into my training. But I may have found something that is changing my mind.