Science in Sports

How Wearable Strength Trackers will change Strength and Conditioning

Recently I landed again on this video by Harvard Innovation Lab where a board of popular and successful athletes discusses how modern wearable technologies will open new boundaries and change the world of sports. Too often we end up thinking about Training in terms of applying a rigid scheme of numbers and percentages. What is often forgotten […]

Tommy's Barbell Club @ Beast

Idea: Acceleration Based Training vs Velocity Based Training

With the latest advance in technology we hear more and more about Velocity Based Training and how to pick loads and repetitions on the speed of movement. Actually, early in the 80’s Linear Position Transducers (LPT) were used by researchers in Europe and Russia to measure speed and power of the repetitions. The italian Carmelo Bosco (PhD) was among the first to elaborate […]

Elements of Training

What’s your training goal?

Following up our previous blog entry on Velocity Based Training we take a look at the force velocity curve and how different training traits are positioned along it. As you can see from the graph as the load increases, the velocity, at which is performed the lift, decreases changing the specific trait the athlete is working on. Let’s start from […]

How To’s

Are you using the right weight?

In this tutorial you will learn how to use Beast to check the load you’re lifting. x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPSBf0LK-68&index=2&list=PLGZ7f0LWAABqd4qT5gLSh5jcYQcmh5AVw Training at the correct Intensity is a key aspect for the efficiency of your workout sessions. Training Intensity = Load lifted / 1RM 1RM stands for 1 Repetition Maximum, or the maximum load you can lift for […]

How To’s

Am I doing enough repetitions?

In the tutorial below we’re going to show you how to use Beast to monitor your training Volume. x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgpqwYDA0IQ&index=3&list=PLGZ7f0LWAABqd4qT5gLSh5jcYQcmh5AVw Training Volume = sets x reps x load lifted Very simply, training Volume is the total amount of Weight you lift for the exercise, it is related to the total number of repetitions and it […]