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NBA Teams Embrace AI Weightlifting Tech From Perch

NBA teams are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to get an extra competitive advantage. The Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat and Orlando Magic are among the first teams to leverage Perch, a cutting-edge AI-powered weight training platform.

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NBA's Nets, Pistons, Heat and Magic using Perch's AI-powered weight training platform

The NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and Detroit Pistons this month became the latest professional sports teams to deploy Perch’s AI-enabled weight training system in their facilities. They add to a growing list of clients that includes more than one-third of NFL franchises, MLS teams and more.

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The Role of Power and Work Metrics in Optimizing Weight Room Performance

Read about the roles of power and work metrics to inform and optimize weight room performance

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Meet the BostInno 2023 Fire Awards Honorees

They may work out of a Cambridge office, but Perch is working on the field, pitch, and court. A growing number of teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, and NCAA use Perch’s AI-backed weight training platform to monitor player movements during exercises and enhance their motivation, safety, and performance.

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Perch Revolutionizing the Way MLS Teams Train in Weight Room

With numerous new MLS clients across a growing number of professional teams, Perch weight room performance technology is revolutionizing the way teams train with objective data points, gamification, and motivation rep to rep in the weight room.

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U of L men’s basketball has been utilizing an AI-backed weight training platform this offseason

U of L men’s basketball has been utilizing an AI-backed weight training platform this offseason. The next time Louisville men’s basketball takes the court, how they fare will, in large part, depend on the play of their revamped roster. But their success also hinges on a new AI-backed weight training platform.

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The Science Behind Weight Room Performance Assessments

There is a lot of science behind weight room performance assessments, what types of assessments are beneficial, why the assessments are important, and what they tell us about athlete performance and health. Read here for more!

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Revisiting the Basics of VBT

VBT or velocity based training can get complicated, so we wanted to boil back to the basics of vbt in this blog post

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Burning Questions with New England Based Innovators: Perch’s Founder, Jacob Rothman

Jacob Rothman and his co-founder created Perch, a company with the goal of making the world a stronger place. Perch enables athletes and coaches to effortlessly quantify weight room performance through a camera enabled device and software. This provides groundbreaking insights to their clientele through the use of AI in their tech stack.

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Autoregulation and Velocity Based Training

One of the most helpful parts of VBT is that coaches and athletes can autoregulate using velocity based training, learn more in this blog post!

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Product Updates Mid-Year 2023

perch product updates for the mid-year of 2023 from quarter 1 and quarter 2

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The Importance of Load Velocity Profiles

Load velocity profiles are important to track progress and use VBT or velocity based training effectively. Learn more in this blog post!

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Perch Install at the University of Georgia Football

"It just gives us the chance to give athletes autonomy. They come in the weight room and doing it their own. It's amazing how quick they pick up on the technology."

Perch Install at UPenn

"Penn in the Ivy League is the intersection of Peak performance and Peak academic stressors, we need a solution for stressors they receive in both of those environments. Perch allows us to do that by providing data-driven solutions."

Perch Install at UNC Football

"The ability to track guys instantaneously and to analyze their movement patterns through technology in the weight room has been fantastic."

Perch Install at University of Maryland Football

"The equipment, the technology, the Perch and the velocity-based training, I think it's been the single biggest influence on our program. It's given a whole new dynamic to our training because it's a new level of focus for our athletes."

Perch Install at McHenry High School

"What I loved about it there was no tether to have the camera be mounted in the rack where I can focus on the athlete and coaching. It's very user-friendly and so their ability to engage and get feedback has been phenomenal."

Perch Install at Kansas State

"Working with Perch has been a breath of fresh air, from day one, they provided us with Gold Standard customer service."

Perch Install at Hebron Christian Academy

"It's relatively seamless for the athletes. At the same time, I get really accurate objective data. I can literally take models of training and produce evidence that those models of training do or don't work."

Perch Install at Wake Forest University

"The team's been awesome. Got everything installed, all our guys were able to get around them, ask questions, get right into it and hit the ground running day one."

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Scott Sinclair

University of Georgia

Head of Strength & Conditioning Coach

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Cory Walts

University of Pennsylvania

Director of Strength & Conditioning

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Brian Hess

University of North Carolina

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach — Football

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Ryan Davis

University of Maryland

Director Strength & Conditioning — UMD Football

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John Beerbower

McHenry High School

Director Strength & Conditioning

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Trumain Carroll

Kansas State University

Director Strength & Conditioning

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Spencer Arnold

Hebron Christian Academy

Director Strength & Conditioning

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Chad Bari

Wake Forest University

Director of Football Sports Performance


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