As in every profession, strength and conditioning is including more technology every day. If you’re one that doesn’t like to be lazy or wants to keep their job, for that matter, I think it’s important to at least have a good understanding of what’s out there and why it’s used. My question to you today; are you changing the world, or is the world changing you? Think about it.
If you’re at a major university or private facility, you may have access to some of this new technology. Are you using this to change your world (your coaching, your programs, your athletes training/adaptation), or is it changing without you taking the time to capitalize on it? Are you accepting of this change, or are you hesitant? Resistant?
Even as a younger coach, I admit, I haven’t been doing the best to keep up with the technology. That happens to be one of my goals for this year; apart from having my USA Judo athletes dominate the scene, but I digress :). Here, sitting next to me, is a copy of Joel Jamieson’s The Ultimate Guide to HRV Training. I plan on reading this if, for nothing else, just to understand the concept of HRV a little better. After all, the informed seem to make better decisions, right?
In a future post I’ll lay out a list of all the technologies that I’ve been looking into lately. Change your world; change theirs!