TOP 5 TIPS FOR COLLECTING AND MONITORING DATA 📈🔬 —————————————————————- #boxingsciencewednesdaywisdom
1️⃣2️⃣ is all about data collection and analysis. This week I’ve had a few conversations with athletes about their numbers on strength, running and wellness discussing improvements, different trends and making targets for where we can improve. ———————————————— In the past I have often been called “the numbers man” 😅 yes, I collect and analyse data - that’s my role as a sport scientist 🤓 but Im not blinded or dictated to by the numbers... I’m cautious in what numbers we take at #BoxingScience
and how it affects what we do as our coaching and athlete development comes first 👊🏼 here are my Top 5 tips for collecting and analysing data ————————————————- 1️⃣ Select Simple Data .... and impactful! Don’t choose data for the sake of it, something’s that is time consuming, lacks practicality and intrusive. If we wanted a perfect understanding of the sport - we’d be taking lactate samples in between rounds from their ear lobe.... doubt the boxers will like that!!! We take session duration / sets x reps, RPE, weight load, speed, heart rate and often take lactates but not every session. Body mass and session day wellness .... all easy and straight forward! 2️⃣ Be consistent in data collection so you can get a good understanding of trends and improvements. For example ... We take every speed recorded on the curve at the same time points appropriate for the type of session. We’ve created databases for different athletes and different runs - Therefore we can be confident in our analysis of their progress and prescription for future training. 3️⃣ Push the boundaries of analysis to find out more.... don’t settle for less with the numbers you have, find ways to delve into the data - compare, create individual and group means, correlations.... the list goes on. 4️⃣ Be informed by the numbers... not led! Don’t become obsessed or dictated by the numbers - you’re a coach and most things can’t be quantified. The numbers are there to help evidence and inform our practice, but we shouldn’t let it get in the way of our coaching and building relationships # ...continued below..