Darren Burgess on the use of technology in soccer

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8:30am ? woke up, turned off my sleep sensor, apparently I slept 5 hours straight, pretty good after a night game, especially considering the caffeine I took before the game.

8:35am ? sent my Heart Rate Variability file through via my iPhone, apparently I?m a ?warning?.

9am ? just before I left for training my phone started beeping again, forgot to send my sleep scores through, hope I?m not fined for that.

9:30am ? arrived at training ground. Inputted my info into the wall computer?Weight = 80kg, Muscle Soreness = 7, Energy = 7, Overall Well Being = 7. I think that?s what I normally put after each game. Noticed that someone put 120kg next to Smithy?s weight? pretty funny.

9:35am ? filled in my pee cup, can?t believe someone has to analyse all of these.

10am ? after breakfast I had to lay down for 10mins on the Omegawave. Only problem is they won?t let me use my phone and I almost fell asleep. Still, it?s far better than the blood they take tomorrow for my muscle damage.

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Mike Young

Director of Performance at Athletic Lab
Mike is the Head Fitness Coach for the North Carolina Courage and North Carolina FC. He is also the owner and Director of Performance at Athletic Lab sports performance training center. He previously served as the fitness coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps and Carolina Railhawks. He has a PhD in Biomechanics, an MS in Coaching Science, and a BSS in Exercise Physiology and has coached Olympic and professional athletes in Skeleton, Track & Field, MLS and NASL Soccer, PGA Golf, NFL Football, MLB Baseball and Olympic Weightlifting. He has lectured around the world and authored 2 books and dozens of research and coaching articles.