Conveniently, on my way to Israel to play softball, I was given the chance to test out an app called InnerPro Sports. It is a player development program that focuses more than just physical ability.
This app provides tailored workouts for positions, nutrition, mental game training, and personal self-reflection.
I tested out the app while I was playing in Europe this summer. Typically, the program runs for $34.95 a month and has a free 14 day trial.
These are the results:
This app provides legitimate training workouts are extremely tailored. Not only to which position you play, but takes into account soreness, if you have recently played or have a game coming up, and what kind of equipment is accessible to the user.
I really like how customized the workouts are, especially if you do not have access to equipment. There is always a video of someone showing how to do the exercises. It reminds me of a workout DVD which is fantastic.
There has certainly been a lot of thought and research put into these workouts.
The workouts were great because of how specific they are, but the only downfall is that when it comes to dumbbells it does not tell you how heavy to lift. At UofA, we used a program called BridgeTracker which automatically put how much to lift (with adjustments if necessary) and it would track all of the weight over the years.
I personally believe that the mental game is so important. Just because someone has the skill, does not mean that they have what it takes between the ears. It will make or break you.
Personal Evaluation Training:
L1: Understanding where you are now and where you want to go.
L2: Creating the best version of yourself.
L3: Performance. Gaining consistent access to your skills.
The video quality is excellent. The graphics are wonderful and the speaker, Eric is great. I watched all of the videos and I have learned a lot. I am on my way out as a competitive athlete, but all of this information can be applied to the real world.
The app provides a good breakdown about what you should be putting in your body to hit your target to lean, maintain, or gain weight. It also makes it easy to understand macros and how much you should be consuming (which has always been confusing to me).
The only downfall is that you would have to write down elsewhere (either by hand or another app) what foods you are consuming and how it fits in with your goals.
Create Your Game (Morning and Evening Routine):
Every day, this is where the user would look to where their destination is. They can put photos of what success looks like and read/expand upon what their own personal “Athlete Belief System” is. In the morning, the user writes down what their targets of the day are and, in the evening, they can grade their progress.
This is really good for people who really want to envision success the same way every day or for those who need reminders of why they do what they do.
It creates a routine for an athlete, so they are not just going through their day without purpose.
I love this part of the app. This is where you can compile all the good things you have done and have it in one place. There is certainly something to be said about seeing all of your highlights and how it makes you feel. It is all about mindset and seeing yourself play your sport well makes it reality. If you can do it once, you can do it again.
For the holistic view of an athlete, I find this program fantastic for all athletes regardless of level.
Two Key Points:
- The Personal Evaluation Training is by far going to be extremely useful for high school/college aged athletes. It should be assigned by coaches as homework and discussed.
- As I enter into the real world, I can take what I learned and tailor it to the job sector.
- The training workout will be best for young athletes, athletes who are on break from school who want a variation in their training, and older athletes past college who may not have access to trainers.
For me, the price point ($34.95 per month for an individual) is worth it if you don’t have access to trainers or the app is used consistently for physical and mental training regiments.
If you want to check out more see www.innerpro.com to sign up for your free 14-day trial. InnerPro also has team packages available where the coaches can view how their athletes are training anytime, anywhere. This pricing comes directly from the company www.innerpro.com/affilates.
*Disclaimer: This is my own opinion and does not reflect the opinions of anyone or anything else.