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An important 1 year milestone - what A2P represents - something to consider

by Scott Damman.  December 5th marked a very important 1-year anniversary for the Assess2Perform business.  Some of our early customers (2015-16) had a rough experience using the beta & V1 products, and this mirrored some rough internal issues we were having with the company partnership related to getting the job done. December 5, 2016 was the official re-organization date of the Assess2Perform you see today.  This was the date that 2 of the original 3 partners set out to execute the vision and the commitment we made to the sport performance market. I don't like unfinished business. No doubt, from a reputation perspective we still fight some of the baggage that stemmed from the past.  We had teams, coaches, and...

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3 simple ways to apply VBT & your Bar Sensei today

by Scott Damman, Assess2Perform.  There sure has been a lot of noise this year around sport tech, and specifically Velocity-Based Training (VBT) / barbell tracking.  The noise has created a lot of confusion and misinformation.  I bet some of you are feeling VBT fatigue.  I don't blame you. This week I had a nice call with one of our customers, Todd Barnes C.S.C.S., who heads up Athletic Development at Arcadia University.  As we were covering some basic questions he had related to setting up team & athlete rosters within the A2P Sport App, the conversation went into the application direction.  Of course, I could take this in numerous directions, and did take it down a few paths; but it really...

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Barbell VBT: are we really measuring what counts?

by Scott Damman, Assess2Perform.  Being in the VBT technology space with the Bar Sensei we look beyond simply displaying a number.  We study training outputs to see if there is valuable information that maybe is getting missed.  Sometimes we need to challenge the traditional way and ask questions -- is the standard metric, or what I call legacy data, the right metric?  In June I guest wrote on SimpliFaster an article Is It Time for Coaches to Rethink Velocity-Based Training?  The point of the article was to create some fresh conversation related to the VBT metrics that have been used traditionally, and challenge those metrics. I want to come back to one metric in particular, MPV (mean propulsive velocity).  There...

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What the heck is going on Eccentrically?

Based on the conference tweeting, this past weekend's High Performance Development Conference 2017 hosted by Athletic Lab, looked to have some refreshing presentations.  Seeing presentations around RFD, the eccentric side, and how they work together is great. Just last month, Scott Damman of Assess2Perform published an article titled Is It Time for Coaches to Rethink Velocity-Based Training? The article hit on the fact that we have become stagnant with legacy data, and laid out some alternative measurements and fundamentals to consider.  RFD (the Bar Sensei POP-100 metric) and the Eccentric side were both discussed in the article, but for this post we will keep it on the eccentric side. News flash, VBT is not limited to the concentric side, eccentric...

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