In this episode of Powering Performance, I'm joining Ryan Carroll to talk all things technology and sport science in collegiate athletics. Tune in to hear more on how we use technology in the weight room, how to maximize the use of these tools, and helpful tips for deciding what tech to bring in.
Check out these three highlights:
1. I speak to the technology we utilize at Boulder and explains why we use these different tools.
"As you're going through a season, and you have to be very conscientious that we don't want a soft tissue injury or back strain leading into Friday's game, let's just say, or Saturday's game, we can still do a pretty maximal effort NordBord or ForceFrame sort of trial without worrying about technical breakdown and some type of soft tissue injury. So we use the heck out of those."
2. I share some advice on how other coaches can bring up the need to bring technology into their programs. Here is an example of how this topic could be brought up:
"We did everything that we thought could to help reduce the likelihood or probability of hamstring strains, but this is where we lack in X, Y, Z. We lack in being able to benchmark these athletes, to diagnose hamstring weakness through a sensitive type of instrumentation that could monitor that. And this is now, and you prepare that sort of white paper brief. Then on the bottom of it, you have your proposal or your grant for whatever technology you want."
3. I discuss how I envision technology evolving in the coming years.
"I think, on the software side, with the advances in AI and machine learning and decision tree modeling, you'll start to see a lot of those decisions will be put on the software, and out of the hands of the sports coach or strength conditioning coach. So that it automates the mundane things that we might not need-- that we might not need to waste our mental energy on."