Motorsport is a discipline that requires developing a blend of physiological variables and specific qualities in order to perform at the highest level. As well as this the needs of the individual need to be considered too, each individual has their own strengths and weaknesses.
Now that we have had cleared the air on the intricacies of the conjugate model and the sport of FireFit in Part 1, it’s time to “get our hands dirty” if you will, regarding the basis of the system itself, equipped with velocity-based recommendations to follow so that you can begin applying at your own pace.
Often regarded as the ‘most challenging 2 minutes in sports’, the SCOTT FireFit Championship is a test designed to challenge a firefighter’s physical capability, mental resilience, and oxidative capacity. To thrive as a competitor in this arena is to learn to master the ability to control the variables at hand with precision.
The advantages of quantifying velocity and effort for athletic performance are clear, but the benefits that gym-based athlete monitoring concepts bring to personal training programs are equally as impactful. Chris Grayson, the owner of the Urban Strength Institute in Chicago has incorporated PUSH into his daily training environment, reaping the benefits wearable technology and electronically tracking client progress, taking his facility to the next level.
Combat sports have rapidly grown over the last decade with the mainstream push from the mixed-martial arts world combined with the recent re-emergence of boxing. To accompany this growth, more expertise is being added to fighter’s teams. Strength and conditioning coaches are being included despite the historical normality of the technical coach taking on the role. Besides managing overall load, recovery, and a crazy schedule that a fighter presents, quantifying performance improvements isn’t always an easy task. Regardless of physical improvements, the most important stat to a fighter is always his or her wins and losses.