f you're over the age of 30, you didn't go to high school and college consumed with the stress associated with social media. You certainly didn't give a shit about the number of likes you received from people you never talked to. You liked rollerblading with your CD walkman to Dave Matthews Band. But as Dr Chirs Morris [@docsportsci] points out, life for these young athletes has gotten incredibly complicated. Morris spends time explaining what stresses are causing performance to dip and technologies are available to monitor those fluctuations. As Director of Performance Science at Kentucky he is able to provide an incredible insight on what's being done to challenge some of the old school norms. More is not always better and hard work doesn't always equate to winning.
It's not a bad thing to recognize your genetic strengths and limitations. You can actually use them to your advantage because, afterall, knowledge is power. Our guest, Dr Chris Morris [@docsportsci] of the University of Kentucky brings us up to speed on fluid periodization. It's as cool as it sounds. Being flexible with whatever program you've chosen to implement is an integral part of this personalized application. The future is now and the future says that we can test an individual athlete's performance markers on a given day with an array of technology. Take that bio-feedback and alter the program so that athlete can optimize their training on that given day based on recovery, power, wellness, etc. Predict when it's best to literally...go big or go home. When robots take over as coaches, we'll be fucked.