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Weight Training for Cyclists – How to do it Right

Weight Training for Cyclists – How to do it Right

Top cyclists often get automatic access to comprehensive training from coaches and experts from national sports bodies (such as the Australian Institute of Sport) and from their cycling team or club. But for amateurs riders and everyday cyclists who just want to get better on the bike, expert training can be unobtainable. A new digital training service called Volt is seeking to change this by putting expert training within reach for everyday people, they cater to a range of sports and include cycling specific programs.

USMNT’s DeAndre Yedlin Invests In Strength Training App

USMNT’s DeAndre Yedlin Invests In Strength Training App

You could say DeAndre Yedlin is proud to be from Seattle. Yedlin, a defender for the U.S. men’s national soccer team, recently invested in Seattle-based Volt Athletics, a platform for professional-level strength and conditioning.

Yedlin currently plays for Newcastle United and has had previous stints with the Seattle Sounders and Tottenham Hotspur. But when he’s not defending his team’s side of the pitch, he’s finding local startups like Volt to invest in, embracing a passion for technology that he described to GeekWire.

Why U.S. soccer star DeAndre Yedlin invested in this ‘intelligent workout’ sports tech startup

Why U.S. soccer star DeAndre Yedlin invested in this ‘intelligent workout’ sports tech startup

At just 23 years of age, DeAndre Yedlin has built quite the resume. The Seattle native was the first “homegrown” player to sign with Sounders FC; he made his first U.S. national team appearance in 2014; and a year later he signed with Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. Now you can add another line to those achievements: startup investor. 

Yedlin recently invested in Seattle-based sports tech startup Volt Athletics, a maker of an “intelligent” strength and conditioning platform.

Training: Stronger, More Explosive With Volt

Training: Stronger, More Explosive With Volt

Goff Rugby Report contributor Kevin Simoni is working out on the Volt Rugby app developed in conjunction with Atavus; he's writing a series on his own journey getting back to ideal playing condition. 

When I first downloaded and explored the Volt app, I was interested in seeing not only how it would affect my performance on the field but more importantly how it would affect my debilitated lower back. After using it for four weeks I am more than happy to say that both my performance on the field and my lower back have improved significantly.

Jackets Get Stronger: The new Volt weight-lifting program has benefited Cedarville athletics

Jackets Get Stronger: The new Volt weight-lifting program has benefited Cedarville athletics

Cedarville University has transitioned to a new lifting program for its athletic teams. The new program, Volt Athletics, helps athletes excel in their performance and allows Cedarville to remain compliant with NCAA regulations. Volt Athletics emphasises user-friendliness while increasing performance through strengthening and lifting exercises. The Volt program provides a platform to make sport-specific training programs for each team. In a sense, Volt acts as a stand-alone strength and conditioning coach that athletes can access through an app.

SFIA Member Spotlight – VOLT Athletics

SFIA Member Spotlight – VOLT Athletics

Volt Athletics is a sports technology company that brings professional-level strength and conditioning to all athletes and teams worldwide.  Volt’s Intelligent Training System uses proprietary technology, combined with decades of industry expertise, to deliver better training to more athletes. A key difference between Volt and existing fitness apps is that while most apps track what a user has already done, Volt actually tells the user what to do.

Volt Athletics raises more cash to bolster ‘intelligent’ strength and conditioning app

Volt Athletics raises more cash to bolster ‘intelligent’ strength and conditioning app

Volt Athletics is raising more cash to help fuel growth of its intelligent strength and conditioning platform.  The 5-year-old Seattle startup just reeled in an additional $770,000, pushing total funding to date to $3 million. The 16-person company will use the fresh cash to further develop its mobile app that prescribes sport-specific workouts based on an individual’s goals and a variety of other factors. The idea is to utilize the smartphone and algorithms to help high school, college, and professional athletes build strength and mitigate injury risk

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.”