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Tough Science of Tracking Strength (with Chris Chapman)


Today I’m talking to Chris Chapman, Senior Sport Scientist at Whoop. He is also the Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Big Air & Slopestyle Ski Team for Freestyle Canada. Chris is certified as a Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Exercise Physiologist, Sport Scientist, Olympic Weightlifting Coach, Track & Field Coach, and holds a Master’s Degree in Biomechanics. And if those qualifications aren’t enough, Chris has coached athletes for 7 Olympic games. Our conversation focuses on the future of strength tracking and performance research, and I truly hope you enjoy!

In case it wasn’t clear, today’s episode is brought to you by our friends at WHOOP. The WHOOP 4.0 has more capabilities than ever for the strength athlete — find out more at today.

In this episode of the BarBend Podcast, host David Thomas Tao talks to Chris Chapman about:

Chris’ impressive background coaching nearly a dozen Olympic sports (2:00)
Sports where art is on the scorecard (5:00)
Cutting edge training in today’s sports, and why isometrics are the “old next great thing” (7:30)
Spotting early tech in weightlifting, plus why measuring jumps is so popular (11:00)
Why having haters means you’re on the right track (14:40)
How strength tracking got incorporated into WHOOP hardware and tech (17:00)
How close are we to a one-stop shop to measure performance, output, and recovery? (20:10)
The next wave of tracking technology, including metabolism tracking (23:00)

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