“Ask Omegawave”: The Windows of Trainability (Part I)—Foundations

“Ask Omegawave” is an educational series during which we will be engaging in informal Q&A sessions with members of Omegawave’s science team, including Co-founder Val Nasedkin and our Senior Research Scientist Roman Fomin. Question: What measures (or combinations of parameters) go into the calculation for each individual Window of Trainability? Val Nasedkin: It seems people …

Balance & Control: Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Rosie MacLennan

Competing in this summer’s Rio Games, Canadian athlete Rosie MacLennan became the first trampoline gymnast to successfully defend an Olympic title. The twenty-eight-year-old’s back-to-back gold medals trace back to an early introduction to the sport, as she started out on the trampoline at the age of seven (keeping up with a trio of older siblings) …

Omegawave Inside – Interview with Dominik Suslik, Hannover 96 Youth Academy

[Dominik Suslik is an Athletics Trainer specializing in rehabilitation, diagnostics, and therapy with Germany’s Hanover 96 Youth Academy.] Omegawave: What role do training and recovery management play in the youth academy of Hannover 96? Dominik Suslik [Translated from German by Omegawave]: Training and recovery management play an integral role at the youth academy of Hannover …

Outside the Comfort Zone with Roland Laurense

Since opening the doors in 2005, Roland Laurense has spent the past decade operating the Laurense Academy in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. The tennis program primarily serves younger athletes—ranging from high-level players who train daily to less competitive youths learning the fundamentals of the sport—while also maintaining a recreational clientele encompassing all age groups. In order …

Growth & Trust: Olympic Heptathlete Jessica Zelinka

“My favorite part about it was that even though I had strengths and advantages in certain events, I still loved the challenge of trying to improve in all the others, and also that you always get three chances in long jump or three shots, so you can always try to do better on your next …

Ask Omegawave: The “Expert System”

“Ask Omegawave” is an educational series during which we will be engaging in informal Q&A sessions with members of Omegawave’s science team, including Co-founder Val Nasedkin and our Senior Research Scientist Roman Fomin.  “In artificial intelligence, an “expert system” is a computer system that emulates the decision-making ability of a human expert. The Omegawave Expert …

Coach’s Corner: Mark McLaughlin

“Coach’s Corner” is an interview series conducted by Omegawave’s Customer Experience Manager, Tim Rusbasan. In this installment, Tim catches up with High Performance Coach Mark McLaughlin, founder of the Performance Training Center in Beaverton, OR.  Tim Rusbasan: What training or performance issues did you originally think Omegawave would help you address? Mark McLaughlin: When I first opened my …

Do No Harm: Peter Lakatos on Training Judokas

Based in Hungary, Peter Lakatos is a strength and conditioning coach whose personal athletic background extends from professional handball to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As a coach, Lakatos also works mainly with handball players and Judo Olympians, including two top ten competitors from the country, Szabolcs Krizsan and Hedvig Karakas. Omegawave: Why did you first decide to …