This past week, the BridgeAthletic team attended the 2021 NSCA Tactical Conference at the Hilton Norfolk. Approximately 500 attendees from across the military, police, and fire came together to learn best practices, get up to date on the latest technologies, and connect with each other. Our own Director of Tactical and Elite Sport, Ryan Carroll, presented “Beyond the Research: Implementation of a Physiological Specific Female Soldier Training Program.” Check out more about his presentation HERE.
The list of presenters and contributors to the tactical community grows in talent each year, and the BridgeAthletic team has given a top 5 list of speakers we really enjoyed learning from this past week.Read More
This past week at the 2021 NSCA Tactical Conference, our Director of Tactical and Elite Sport, Ryan Carroll, presented on “Beyond the Research: Implementation of a Physiological Specified Female Soldier Training Program.” This presentation was built off last year, in which Ryan spoke on the history and culture behind females in the military and what scientifically backed research coaches can use to put females in the best position to be physically ready for combat positions. This year’s presentation took a practical turn, as Ryan looked at the current research and built out three scenarios in which a holistic training approach could be applied to increase female soldier success.Read More
This week our team had the opportunity to join the Results University Mastermind Virtual Event and host our own booth. It was structured to feel just like an in-person event with roundtables, networking time, and of course, phenomenal speakers.Read More
This past weekend, the BridgeAthletic team had the opportunity to support the 2021 Duke Sports Performance Virtual Clinic. It was a star studded cast of some of the best coaches in the country speaking on the most relevant topics in strength and conditioning. Our Director of Tactical and Elite Sport, Ryan Carroll, also gave a webinar on the BridgeAthletic platform. Most notably discussing the flexibility of the builder and displaying the popular “Dynamic Periodization” feature in which playlist programming is utilized to allow for adjustments block by block within the workout. A video of that feature can be seen here.Read More
It is a new year as well as a new recertification period for those certified by the NSCA and both kicked off with a great virtual event, the NSCA’s Coaches Conference! This year’s event was virtual and packed with three days of great presentations and opportunities for interaction.Read More
Last week, Ryan Carroll, Director of Tactical and Elite Sport, and Rob Hartman, Director of Performance, presented on How Does Technology Impact the Coaching Process at the 2021 NSCA Coaches ConferenceRead More
The Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) International Conference on Applied Strength and Conditioning launched on November 19th and took place through the 29th. According to ASCA, it was the most attended and most information-packed ASCA conference to date.Read More
This past week we participated in the NSCA Advanced Periodization Virtual Clinic that took place over three days. Each of the three days had a specific theme that was supported by specific presentations and experts in that area of focus.Read More
Last week Rob Hartman, Director of Tactical and Elite Sport at BridgeAthletic presented on Programming with Technology: Objective by Design, Subjectively Flexible at the 2020 NSCA Tactical Annual Training Conference. During his presentation, Rob speaks about the importance and the influence objective data has on program design, both as it relates to the individual and their intended outcomes. This objective approach to program design lends itself to creating “a great program, designed for that time period, based on specific needs, dose responses that fit within those parameters specific to each physical characteristics combined to support each other and reduce any interference.” However, he mentions that humans always have interference. The solution or response is leveraging subjective inputs to influence the training that day, not only following the stimulus response approach, but also considering the human response in the moment.
Rob highlights how the Performance Logs in BridgeAthletic can facilitate these subjective inputs and how to easily leverage the BridgeAthletic system to keep the process easy and efficient on the coach. He also provides his own “hacks” of our Bridge system to make this process more fluid.Read More