The Athlete Interface- Smooth Training in Person or Remote

Posted by Nick Folker on Mar 28, 2017 10:24:17 AM

 

Engagement and communication are two factors of strength and conditioning training that can quickly impede an otherwise successful plan. Maintaining a steady stream of athlete engagement can be challenging even at the highest levels. The school year delivers never-ending schedule conflicts and stressors to young athletes, while the off season and distraction of the summer months can cause an equally frustrating lack of enthusiasm. Similarly, communicating the purpose for your plan and the importance of compliance and engagement can be incredibly difficult given these complications and disruptions. With an app to seamlessly log, track and communicate their progress directly from their mobile devices, athletes training with BridgeAthletic are able to engage with their training on their schedule wherever they are, improving compliance and excitement.

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Topics: S+C, Travel, Product Features

3 Steps to Better Sleep during Competition | BridgeAthletic

Posted by Megan Fischer-Colbrie on Jan 31, 2017 2:20:00 PM

 

Elite athletes know how to minimize the negative side effects of traveling for competition, including how to sleep well on the road. You’ve put in all the hard work—now let’s discuss a few simple tips to help you rest and recover the night before you compete.

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Topics: Competition, Travel

Holiday Maintenance For Athletes

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Dec 7, 2016 6:30:00 AM

3 Tips For Staying Fit During The Holidays

In these glorious few weeks from December through the beginning of January, the last thing your athletes are likely thinking of is strength training. Holiday training can be a period of intense muscle soreness and physical fatigue. However, staying in better shape by maintaining strength through the holidays will help your athletes get back to their training routine faster and set the team up for a great season and new year. Here are three ways your athletes can maintain their strength over the course of the holidays.

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Topics: S+C, Travel

Your First 24 Hours on the Big Stage

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Jun 25, 2016 11:30:00 AM

You’ve arrived on the big stage. Now what? Unless you’ve been competing for gold before, this is probably the biggest meet of your life. At first, it may seem as if the lights are all brighter and the other swimmers are all bigger, stronger, and faster than you imagined. Don’t let these distractions and worries get into your head. Take these first 24 hours to settle in. The more you’re able to replicate your home training environment and schedule, the better you'll perform come race day.

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Topics: Competition, Travel

Traveling to the Big Meet

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Jun 23, 2016 10:30:00 AM

 

The big stage. Whether it’s your first time under the bright lights or your third, the next week is going to be a whirlwind. But first, you have to get there. Traveling is an often overlooked part of the experience but definitely affects your performance on race day. So don’t shortchange yourself by losing focus on this important part of your overall experience.

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Topics: Travel

February Qualification Prep Tips

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Feb 19, 2016 7:00:00 AM

3 Different Paths to the Biggest Stage

Have you been keeping up on your preparation for the ultimate meet?

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Topics: S+C, Competition, Travel

Wearable Fitness Technology: What You Should Be Measuring | BridgeAthletic

Posted by Megan Fischer-Colbrie on Apr 9, 2015 12:38:00 PM

Wearable fitness technology is fast becoming an integral component of elite athletics. BridgeAthletic created this guide to help coaches and athletes make a well-informed decision on the fitness tracker that will give them a leg up on the competition. When deciding upon relevant parameters to measure for elite athletes, consider which metrics most closely relate to performance. Accessory measurements like steps taken or calories burned are interesting to know, but they do not directly apply to an athlete’s performance in a game, race, or event. Heart rate and sleep monitoring should provide key information to coaches and athletes to help them train with more specificity and efficiency.

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Topics: Nutrition, S+C, Competition, Travel

10 Essential Items Every Athlete Should Own | BridgeAthletic

Posted by Megan Fischer-Colbrie on Feb 26, 2015 12:06:34 PM

Coaches, athletes, and parents need to know which athletic items are essential to consistent training and performance. While sport-specific equipment can get expensive, these 10 essentials will help athletes succeed without breaking the bank.

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Topics: Competition, Travel

What to Expect on Your Recruiting Trip | BridgeAthletic

Posted by Megan Fischer-Colbrie on Jan 29, 2015 12:04:47 PM

Recruiting trips are a great way to get a glimpse of a student-athlete’s life in college. You’ll have an opportunity to learn more about collegiate training, facilities, and classes, as well as the team you could be a part of for four years. So what should you expect on your recruiting trip? Athletes who have experienced the entire recruiting process wrote this article to help younger athletes navigate their trips with fluency and ease. Here’s a list of a few things to keep in mind on your recruiting trips:

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Topics: Travel