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Full report released, new methodology for accurate barbell performance assessment

Moving into this summer, a lot of news is on the way.  2020 and into early 2021 was a big development time for us, the result is a fully revamped product line that is set for release this year.  One of the biggest tasks was re-inventing our approach to maximize data efficacy for barbell performance feedback.  We met that goal. As the company who pioneered the wireless IMU sensor technology for barbell / velocity-based training (VBT) application, our work never ends to keep improving.  2021 is a nice step forward, and there is some very cool innovative in the works.  Everything we do is designed around  practical, affordable, and meaningful sport tech feedback solutions.  We are never satisfied with what...

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Bar Sensei Community is live, how to join

February 11th we announced and launched in beta form the Bar Sensei Community reporting platform.  This platform is fully integrated with your A2P Sport App's instant results and team/rosters.  At the point you touch "end set" the feedback information is on the way to view as a readiness marker as well as historical trends. Our February introduction was a customer invitation roll-out, but now any customer (team or individual) can add this feature by filling out the join form:  http://barsensei.ninja/join.html The added great news is our beta roll-out is free to all existing and new customers. The lead beta platform user, Maximum Effort Speed & Strength, has generously offered to share their performance studio team roster link so you can...

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Outlining some exciting Bar Sensei announcements (including a big savings)

In our continuous effort to provide an evolving customer experience, be on the look out for some customer centric Bar Sensei / A2P Sport App features and refinements coming this Fall.  We have listened to your feedback, and are engineering the deliverable right now.  Our updates cover all existing customers, while also creating a more enticing package for the new customers. Speaking of enticing for the new customers, the big announcement (that we spilled on Twitter last week): Announcement #1 ...a price reduction for each Bar Sensei unit.  The new price is $375 (a 25% savings!).  In addition, all of our customers who purchased direct within the past 60 days received an auto credit to match the new pricing. Our goal...

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Eccentric performance: opportunities to modernize your VBT approach

by Scott Damman  Over the weekend I was looking through the Assess2Perform content we posted the past 2 1/2 years, specifically the educational content to inform the coaching community how to put a fresh lens on velocity-based training (VBT) sport tech metrics and application.  When I came across a blog post related to the considerations of eccentric feedback (June 5, 2017), I wanted to re-fresh this important and under-valued topic.  The original blog (re-posted below) was inspired by a high performance conference put on by Athletic Lab.  I thought it was great to see the topical conversation from that conference, and subsequent social media chatter, hitting on eccentric performance.  When we came out with the Bar Sensei, eccentric speed/velocity was...

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Bar Sensei vs Push, addressing an often asked question

On a fairly regular basis we receive in-bound emails from prospective Bar Sensei customers asking how our product compares with Push.  It is a very sensible request since both products are very close in hardware cost, both fit the ultra-portable category, and Bar Sensei and Push 2.0 share many features, functionality & outputs related to VBT barbell application. After responding to another "vs" customer inquiry today, we decided to share the email that was sent to the prospective customer (keeping the name and email confidential).  Our goal is to allow this blog post to serve as a response for others who may have this same email request.  In addition, this email response goes beyond the "vs" question and touches on...

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