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What's your POP? And why it matters.

By Scott Damman  During sport performance training, descriptors like explosiveness or starting strength are often loosely used to express an important athletic quality. And, Coaches use various training methodologies to develop or improve this quality. Velocity Based Training (VBT) using a barbell, bar speed training, is an accepted and emerging means to train speed and power. I’d say the intended purpose of VBT is to transfer this speed and power training to the field and create a more explosive athlete, right? If this is the case, what metrics are being used today to baseline & track progress, and what metrics may be missing? Feedback tools, like the Tendo or the Myotest, have existed to put numbers to VBT. These tools...

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Coordinated Power. Thinking through the Ballistic Ball

Original post February 2016 By Scott Damman  Headed back home right now after a lap through Florida, reflecting on the Ballistic Ball conversations over the past 4 days.  The goal of this trip was not to focus on demoing to prospective customers; rather, it was to visit with the existing Assess2Perform customer base, spend time talking about the Ballistic Ball & Bar Sensei use and application.  There is plenty to discuss for each product, but since bar speed / VBT is an established methodology, the emergence of the smart medicine ball made for fresh conversation.  The momentum is building. MLB is leading the way of market acceptance with the Ballistic Ball, and visiting our customer teams before camp broke to...

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