July 21, 2023

    Video: Philosophy of Technology within POTFF with Ryan Carroll

    Check out the recording from our recent webinar, Philosophy of Technology within POTFF with Ryan Carroll.

    Ryan answers questions on:

    • How the Army’s HP initiatives have evolved over the years
    • Developing a holistic approach to Human Performance
    • Nurturing relationships to develop technology advocates

    More About Ryan Carroll

    Ryan has worked in the human performance industry for 20 years, with experience as a strength coach and program manager in sports and tactical environments. In addition to being a practitioner utilizing technology, he has also worked for BridgeAthletic, selling technology, giving him unique perspectives on the challenges faced with purchasing, implementing, and advocacy as it relates to technology in challenging landscapes. Ryan is passionate about relationship-building and developing individual and organizational buy-in. 


    BS, Exercise Science | Marquette University

    MS, Biomechanics | University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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    Episode 4: Josh Hagen, PhD

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    Josh Hagen, PhD answers questions on:

    • The importance of communicating data to operators and athletes 
    • His process when validating different types of technology
    • Considerations for choosing technology that is right for your environment
    • The most exciting biosensor technology to look out for over the next 5 years

    Episode 3: Frank Wintrich, CSCS

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    Frank answers questions on:

    • How different technologies are used to approach group and individualized training & recovery
    • How to prepare highly specialized operators for their mission down range, and at home
    • The simplest change you can make for the greatest performance impact
    • Words of wisdom for those thinking about transitioning from athletics to a tactical setting

    Episode 2: Chase Phelps, PhD

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    Human performance leader within Special Operations Commands and Division 1 Athletics, Chase Phelps, PhD, answers your questions on:

    • The evolution of sports science within tactical and athletic populations.
    • His opinion on the role of technology in human performance.
    • Suggestions on how to work within constraints related to implementing technology.
    • Pearls of wisdom about how to interpret data within the context of your environment.


    Episode 1: Joe Denk, MS, CPSS, CSCS

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    Applied sports scientist and strength & conditioning coach within tactical human performance in SOCOM, Joseph Denk, MS, CSCS, CPSS, answers your questions on:

    • How to implement data and technology to scale individualized programming
    • Why there shouldn't be a conflict between data/technology and relationships/coaching
    • How to pick the right technology for your program and culture
    • How data goes from collection to the actual decision process

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