athletic development and everything related... which means everything
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Black Box
Heart Rate, Resting Heart Rate, Heart Rate Recovery, Heart Rate Variability, Left Ventricular Hypertrophy, Autonomic Tone, Electromyography, Motor Unit Recruitment, Energy Systems, VO2 Max, Lactate Threshold, Glucocorticoids, Testosterone, Human Growth Hormone, Hematocrit, Body Composition, Protein Synthesis, Glucose, Insulin, and on, and on...
Important measures? Maybe. Helpful? Debatable.
I like the internal details - they can definitely add insight and direction... but when it comes to coaching, you better have the awareness, skills, and diligence to work with a black box.