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VBT redefined -- Modernize your Sport Tech Metrics

Sport Performance Coaches, you spend a lot of time, money, and energy on sport tech tools -- with VBT tech on the barbell leading the way.  Mean or AVG bar speed (full range of motion) has been the standard metric for three decades.  Did you ever stop and think about the modernization of VBT (velocity-based training)?  Sure, many new product options are now available and cost has come down dramatically.  That's good news.  But, what about the metrics?  More good news, as there has been a lot of meaningful metric innovation.   New sport tech purchases, but sticking with the 1990's  (VBT mullet) metrics...?  If that answer is yes, you may want to keep reading.   VBT redefined is about advancing Coach...

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New Sport Tech with Old Metrics Does Not Compute

With the recent bump of sport tech purchases, it's important to stay modern related to the optimal application of the sport tech feedback.  For barbell VBT, it's time to consider moving beyond "average bar speed".   The below link will take you to the short article on the SimpliFaster blog related to finding the measures in sport tech that matter. Don’t Get Caught in the Past: Update Your Metrics

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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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