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What’s Hot In Sports Technology For 2017?

What’s Hot In Sports Technology For 2017?

Last week, more than 80 industry executives weighed in on the upcoming trends to watch in 2017 along with various predictions for what could be expected in the next calendar year. Responses came from sports industry professionals across the worlds of technology, virtual reality, social media, sports science, eSports and other niches within sports.

Gear of the Year: Some of our favorites from 2016

Gear of the Year: Some of our favorites from 2016

Created by a technology company specializing in sport performance training, the new app from Volt Athletics takes the guesswork out of working out. Backed by strength and conditioning coaches from some of the most renowned collegiate athletic programs, the cloud-based technology creates a personalized workout program based on the user’s preferred sport and competition schedule.

#SportTechieTrends: 80+ Industry Experts Share The Top Sports Technology Trends And Innovations To Watch In 2017

#SportTechieTrends: 80+ Industry Experts Share The Top Sports Technology Trends And Innovations To Watch In 2017

With 2016 coming to an end, SportTechie compiled insights from over 80 sports technology industry experts to look ahead to what technological innovations will continue to evolve the sports industry in the coming year. The experts who weighed in include leaders from eSports, virtual reality and player-tracking companies, as well as experts in social media, mobile, wearables and professional sports.

Problems & Solutions to Coaching Athletes Remotely

Problems & Solutions to Coaching Athletes Remotely

Technology in the weight room is a rapidly expanding field, one that many strength coaches are beginning to explore. Not only is technological hardware taking innovative first steps in motion capture, velocity measurement, and GPS systems, but cloud- and web-based applications can allow athletes unprecedented access to their training from anywhere in the world. This ability to reach athletes remotely offers unique opportunities once unattainable by S&C professionals.

11 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to Be a Startup in Seattle

11 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to Be a Startup in Seattle

The heavy hitters — Microsoft, Amazon, and Google — call it home. So do plenty of other big startup names, like Zillow or Tableau. If all our coverage of the recent Seattle Startup Week wasn’t enough to convince you, Seattle’s getting to be a pretty big startup hub.  We at Tech.Co decided to round up a group of CEOs, founders, and entrepreneurs with two things in common. They’re all Seattleites and they all have a little insight to share about their experience starting up in the city. Here’s the rundown.

8 Exercise Machines That Are a Complete Waste of Time in the Gym

8 Exercise Machines That Are a Complete Waste of Time in the Gym

The rise in popularity of functional fitness prompted a movement away from exercises that isolate certain muscles and towards those that work groups of muscles together to better prepare them for daily tasks. This is done through exercises that simulate common, everyday movements like squatting, multi-directional lunges and standing bicep curls.  Here are the machines to skip—and more efficient alternatives to swap into your fitness routine.

 

Serious athletes and weekend warriors could benefit from this digital personal trainer

Serious athletes and weekend warriors could benefit from this digital personal trainer

When a local company reached out about a new app that’s intended to be the digital equivalent of a personal trainer, I was interested. Maybe this would be my solution.

Volt training programs are based on how an athlete trains, and the personalization starts with your sport. Basketball, volleyball, water polo and more have their own training plans. Marathoners and triathletes can choose a plan to prepare for their next race. For us nonspecialized folks, there’s an “all-around athlete” program, which I checked out.

Dan Giuliani – Co-Founder and CEO of Volt Athletics

Dan Giuliani – Co-Founder and CEO of Volt Athletics

Dan Giuliani is the co-founder and CEO of Volt Athletics, Inc., a Seattle-based sports tech company that brings elite-level sport performance training to athletes and teams worldwide. Volt’s technology is an expert system that leverages decades of strength and conditioning research and science to build hyper-personalized training plans delivered through an intelligent training app.

Gym Gaffes: 11 Mistakes You’re Making When Doing Squats

Gym Gaffes: 11 Mistakes You’re Making When Doing Squats

“The human body was designed to squat. Whether you are sinking down to pick something up off the kitchen floor, performing weighted squats in the gym, or simply lowering yourself into a chair (or the toilet!), you are using squat mechanics,” said Christye Estes, CSCS, ACSM certified personal trainer, and Sport Performance Specialist for Volt Athletics. “Because the squat is such an essential human movement, everyone—from the 300-pound powerlifter to my 87-year-old client—can perform a squat, as long as your form is correct.”

New partnership gives students access to professional athletic training

New partnership gives students access to professional athletic training

The UW has partnered with Volt Athletics in an attempt to bring professional strength and conditioning training to students who might only casually participate in athletics.

Volt’s app traditionally costs $29 a month, but UW students and faculty can now obtain access for $9. The app provides training programs that are sport-specific. Club Sports Coordinator Chris Delaune believes that this will be a particularly important asset for the UW considering the diverse array of sports the university has to offer. 

Firms create app for a new generation of athletes

Firms create app for a new generation of athletes

MSC Nutrition, a Cardiff-based sports brand, has formed a partnership with global sport-tech company Volt Athletics to support a new generation of athletes. The Welsh firm has begun providing a training platform within Volt’s intelligent training app. It gives users access to sport-specific training plans customised to their needs so they can constantly improve and reach new goals in their careers.

Leading Welsh High Performance Sports Nutrition Brand Partners with Global Leader

Leading Welsh High Performance Sports Nutrition Brand Partners with Global Leader

September 14, 2016—Leading Cardiff-based high performance sports nutrition brand MSC Nutrition® has partnered with Volt Athletics, the global leader in sport performance technology solutions, to provide athletes across the UK access to professionally built strength and conditioning through Volt’s intelligent training app.

NFL Team Supplies HS Teams with Training Programs

NFL Team Supplies HS Teams with Training Programs

How would you like to receive a free strength and training program for your high school team — donated by your local NFL team?

That’s a reality for three Washington State high school football teams. Renton, John F. Kennedy and Sumner High Schools will be getting strength and conditioning programs delivered through Volt’s intelligent training app. Volt Athletics, a Seattle-based sports technology company, announced the partnership with the Seattle Seahawks to donate professionally-built strength and conditioning programs to three Washington State high school football programs.

Seahawks, Volt Athletics team up to bring strength training to schools

Seahawks, Volt Athletics team up to bring strength training to schools

The three-year-old company, which has raised more than $1.85 million in funding, assists players in developing explosiveness, muscle mass and overall strength; it counts more than 50,000 athletes and coaches as partners.  “The Seahawks are taking a proactive approach with the aim of strengthening youth and high school football programs throughout the state, and we’re proud to play a role,” Dan Giuliani, co-founder and CEO of Volt Athletics, said in a press release. “Working together, we are able to leverage new technology to make elite-level training available and accessible to these local teams.”

Seahawks, Volt Athletics Partner To Bring Strength Training To Local Schools

Seahawks, Volt Athletics Partner To Bring Strength Training To Local Schools

Last week, the Seattle Seahawks announced a partnership with a local sports technology company that hopes to become the future of sports training: Volt Athletics. Together, the two organizations will donate professional strength training programs to three Washington State high school football teams, which they can then access through Volt’s training app.

Seahawks.com: Seahawks Partner With Volt Athletics To Bring Strength Training To Local High Schools

Seahawks.com: Seahawks Partner With Volt Athletics To Bring Strength Training To Local High Schools

RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks announced today a partnership with Volt Athletics (Volt), a Seattle-based sports technology company, to donate professionally-built strength and conditioning programs to three Washington State high school football programs, delivered through Volt’s intelligent training app. The three schools, chosen in collaboration with the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA), are Renton, John F. Kennedy, and Sumner High Schools.

Seahawks Partner with Volt Athletics to Bring Strength Training to Local High Schools

Seahawks Partner with Volt Athletics to Bring Strength Training to Local High Schools

RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks announced today a partnership with Volt Athletics (Volt), a Seattle-based sports technology company, to donate professionally-built strength and conditioning programs to three Washington State high school football programs, delivered through Volt’s intelligent training app. The three schools, chosen in collaboration with the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA), are Renton, John F. Kennedy, and Sumner High Schools.