Podcast 164: Jake Reed – Athlete Monitoring Techniques


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Jake is a master of data collection for enhancing your training.

With a PhD is sports performance, a master’s in health and sports science, a BA in exercise science and is an NSCA CSCS Jake knows what’s important when it comes to data collection for trainees. He is also the current assistant professor at the University of North Iowa, sports scientist for UNI wrestling and volleyball and a coach at Renaissance Periodisation.

In today’s episode, we explore what data we can gather and utilise as physique trainees. We also think about whether more data is always better and what things we might want to forget about tracking. Any coach or trainee will get invaluable content from this episode.

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  • 02:09 Jake starts off with data that is important for body composition
  • 03:22 Training and key variables to track
  • 05:44 Fat loss vs. Muscle gain and when to make adjustments?
  • 09:25 How to measure and track recovery, stress and sleep
  • 17:03 Monitoring resting heart rate
  • 21:30 Jake continuous with heart rate variability
  • 26:24 Jake talks about validity and reliability of data and tracking tools
  • 33:13 Being accurate when being inaccurate
  • 35:36 More data always better? Data collecting?
  • 41:26 Jake’s take on gadgets and devices. Furthermore Jake talks about Artificial Intelligence and coaching

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