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Athletica’s Unique Blend of Sport Science and Coaching: Insights from the Giro d’Italia

Hello Reader, Yesterday, we quietly released another incredible blog by our mathematical wizard, Dr. Andrea Zignoli. In this latest entry, Dr. Zignoli delves into the emotional story of Giulio Pellizzari's bittersweet performance during Stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia, as well as how his post-race data was analyzed using Athletica’s Workout Reserve. The analysis revealed Giulio's maximal mean power (MMP) achievements across different durations giving insights into the critical moments where his...

14 days ago • 1 min read

Dear Endurance Enthusiasts, Are you looking for tips to enhance your training and performance? In this edition, we explore three key topics from the latest episodes of The Athlete’s Compass podcast that can help you on your endurance journey: Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE), the importance of regular testing, and the experiences of aging athletes. These insights are tailored for everyday athletes like you. Train Smarter with Rating of Perceived Exertion and Workout Reserve Rating of...

21 days ago • 2 min read

Hello Reader, I can’t remember the precise moment, but somewhere in my early 40s, across my time working to help optimize performance for Olympians, I recognized my mortality and the importance that health would play in extending the inevitable. My mate Dan Plews and I formed a partnership with the name that people started calling us—the Plews and Prof. You’ll note our subheading of the now-defunct coaching platform we formed: Performance, Health, and Longevity. So I’ve known for a while that...

28 days ago • 3 min read

Hello Reader, We have a few updates from this past week that we're excited to share with you. These include: Beta availability of rowing plans Newly launched swim pace profile Power/pace profile session tagging Plus, other news. 1. Rowing Plans Now in Beta As part of our mission to extend HIIT Science principles to more sports, we’re thrilled to introduce our rowing plans for sprint, standard, and long-distance events. Developed by our Athletica and HIIT Science teams, these plans are...

about 1 month ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader, Today, I want to take a moment to reflect not just on our scientific principles and successes, but on the lessons learned through real-world experiences—both the triumphs and the missteps. A Journey of Learning and Unlearning Recently, I stumbled upon a Substack titled "AI: Show me your working. No working, no marks". It struck a chord with me because, at Athletica, our roots in science demand that we not only leverage data but also openly share our methodologies—our "working,"...

about 2 months ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader, We’ve been talking up Athletica’s latest innovation, the Workout Reserve, in our recent communications. It’s become a staple feature, one you’ve probably seen displayed on your go-to Garmin device during a training session. In this update, I have the privilege of sharing an exceptional application of the Workout Reserve, presented by its creator, Dr. Andrea Zignoli. His analysis, published here in our blog, underscores how this proprietary tool was pivotal in charting Enrico...

2 months ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader, As co-founder of Athletica.ai and someone who has dedicated a significant portion of my career to understanding and enhancing human performance, I’ve had the privilege of exploring the frontiers of athletic training. Today, I want to share a part of this journey that has fundamentally shaped our approach at Athletica.ai: the integration of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and prolonged endurance training to unlock peak performance. Rewind to 2010, when I penned an invited...

3 months ago • 1 min read

In the rapidly evolving landscape of training platforms, Athletica stands out, especially after the recent industry shakeup with the departure of Today's Plan. This shift has left coaches pondering one critical question: can my new platform integrate AI in a way that enhances my coaching, not undermines it? The buzz at the latest Endurance Exchange was all about this very topic. Coaches are curious and cautious — will AI replace their expertise, or will it serve as a tool to elevate their...

5 months ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader, A very Happy New Year to you! We're thrilled about what 2024 has in store. For those of us bracing against the cold in the northern hemisphere, it's a perfect time to set personal milestones. At Athletica, our resolution is to help you achieve your peak in health and performance this year. Here's what's new to help with that resolution. Release #1: Recovery Profile Chart As we speak, I’m literally on my way out the door to the Endurance Exchange conference to speak about the...

6 months ago • 2 min read

Hello Reader, This marks my final Coaching Prof note for 2023, yet I'm eager to see its return in the New Year. I'm filled with gratitude for Athletica's journey thus far, all thanks to our dedicated team and the enduring support from our members, athletes, and coaches. Your feedback has been instrumental in shaping Athletica's growth. And we're just getting started. Here are my top highlights of the year and some thoughts for 2024: Consistency and health are key to becoming the athlete you...

6 months ago • 1 min read
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