Elite Athlete Monitoring: London 2012


I modified the recovery monitor I posted last month to include scantron bubbles instead of boxes to the right. While a little crowded in the torso, it covers neck, shoulder, middle spine, ribs, elbow, low back hip, hand, knee, ankle, and foot. Since this team has nearly 50 people on it, I suggested they use an ipod touch 4th generation with a proprietary app to take the picture of each day and make a stop motion movie of the regional soreness/ tightness shaded by the athlete. Inspired by Edward Tufte and supported by the work of Dr.Bill Sands at the Olympic Training center, the athlete can get a lot of information recorded. The recovery questionnaire has a Global RPE to reflect on the entire workout after the 15 minute regeneration cool-down thanks to Mladen Jovanovic pushing me to raise the bar. You don’t need more than a few minutes each day to get data, just use creativity.

Carl Valle

Carl Valle

Track & Field Coach
Carl is an expert coach who has produced champions in swimming, track and numerous other sports. He is one of the foremost experts in the fields of nutrition and restoration.
Carl Valle

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