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Connected Strength Training

Video: ShapeLog is the Simplest, Fastest Connected Strength Solution to Install

  Sometimes it’s hard to describe something, but easy to show it. That’s certainly true for demonstrating the quick, simple installation of ShapeLog’s connected strength training solution. After trying to describe it at a trade show, we decided to go shoot a quick iPhone video. Notice how the installations are all done in less than…
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“Rate of Force Development” – How Advanced Metrics Blur Line Between Fitness and Healthcare

In 2012 the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy published a research study showing “Rate of Force Development” (RFD) is more accurate than traditional strength metrics in determining recovery and readiness for return to sport after ACL injuries. This makes intuitive sense, right? Every athlete knows injuries (or re-injuries) are most likely to happen…
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ShapeLog FIBO 2018

Developers: You can download a sample data set to see what ShapeLog’s connected strength training platform captures. (click here to download the .csv file) I want to explain why ShapeLog won a fitness innovation award at the 2018 consumer electronics show and how fitness clubs can capitalize on the major trends in fitness. Start by Googling “strong…
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Award-Winning Connected Strength Platform Featured at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

ShapeLog is going to CES as an Innovation Award Honoree. CES is the most fun trade show on the planet. We hope you can make it. Our award-winning connected strength training platform will be featured in three locations: Eureka Park Booth #50012. This is where our team will be hanging out and meeting people. As…
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How a New Data Source Fueled the Connected Cycling Boom

This post originally appeared on the Fitness Industry Technology Council’s blog, and was co-authored by Karl Etzel from Firstbeat Technologies, and Paul Lockington from the FIT-C Advisory Board. Up until the late 1990’s, cyclists based their training programs on distance, speed, pedaling cadence and occasionally heart rate.  In the early 90’s a German company called SRM…
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How Much is the World’s Best Strength Training Data Set Worth?

It depends, of course, on what we (and you) can do with it. Value of data maps to the value of the products and services built on the data. To create experiences people love, the data should be: Broad. Because fitness preferences are fragmented. Deep. Because if you know interesting things, you can build stickier…
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Club Owner’s Guide to Opportunities in “Connected Strength”

Club operators – especially the big ones – get to influence and participate in the billion-dollar ‘connected strength’ training opportunity without risking any up-front capital. This is a guide to help you wield this power responsibly. Connected cycling offers important historical context In 2005 the first wireless, connected power meters hit the market. Only a…
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ShapeLog Named as CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree

ShapeLog’s Connected Strength Training hardware and data platform has been selected as a CES 2018 Innovation Awards honoree in the Fitness, Sports and Biotech product category. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering…
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Strength Tracking Hardware Design “Lookbook” for Fitness Equipment Manufacturers

ShapeLog’s patented strength tracking sensors and one-of-a-kind API provide the foundation for standardized strength training data. Our boards and data hubs are now available to select manufacturing partners. The new ‘lookbook’ provides a detailed description of how the sensors can be used in the field. In some cases ShapeLog will bring these finished products into…
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Longer Battery Life + More Exercises: How Connected Strength Training Just Got Better

After piloting in a commercial gym environment for more than a year and gathering one of the biggest strength training data sets on the planet, we redesigned the ‘brain’ of our patented hardware. Here’s how ShapeLog’s new PCB outperforms our original board: Better power management for significantly improved battery life Onboard battery charging capability from…
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