old guard (n.) - "the original or long-standing members of a group or party, especially ones who are unwilling to accept change or new ideas."
From Chuck: As the initial creator, I wanted to explain alongside our latest team member and pro sports scientist, DJ Williams, why it's been influential to my training approach as an American record holding US swimmer and how it will alter the way it's user perceives "fitness". It allows the world to take a step forward from tracking their fitness to training themselves in the most optimized manner for their goals and body type. The Bodbox gives us all the next step.
To begin, our team doesn't subscribe to the word "fitness". Often times it's an easy to use marketing term applied by those who often have never experienced the mental, physical, and emotional endevour of pursuing an athletic goal. As athletes and world class trainers, we know that's unfortunate. However, "fitness" has undoubtedly inspired a societal awareness of the importance of health, resulting in a large scale willingness to take actions necessary to better onself. This was the first step. Bodbox is the next.
When you begin using the Bodbox and you recieve your first bodbox workout text after turning on the robot for the first time, you'll experience how the movements the bodbox selects for its user are based on world class training programs but geared specifically toward your goals as a trainee. Movement selection and workout optimization is data driven. The bodbox provides you the freedom to no longer need to interpret the data you're collecting on yourself - it's automatically applied in the best possible way for your body and your goals.
As DJ Williams, sports scientist and the elite training staff behind the Bodbox approach explained to me, the only difference between traininng a gold medalist and a beginning athlete or trainee is that the Olympic body or the world class competitor has "talent". Talent, however, can be defined as the ability of one's muscle fiber to adapt to a movement quickly. That's it. The faster your muscle fiber adapts to the movements you train with, the quicker you'll progress in your given discipline, whether as a swimmer, triathlete, or Victoria Secret hopeful. Via the 100,000 data points collected from your 45 minute Bodbox workout, selection of movement, optimization of reps and weights occurs automatically, allowing you to achieve your" "talent" more efficiently than ever before.
The core underlying technology of the Bodbox is computer vision, allowing it to perceive movements much like a human. In fact, the data it collects on specific velocity points and posture would take years for a single human to collect.
The Bodbox is a breakthrough robotic platform that allows us to take the next step in leveraging technology to reach a state of optimized training. Each time you turn on the Bodbox you're receiving the perfect workout for you on that given day, at that point in your season. Everyone who uses the Bodbox trains in a season or 'Szn' - starting with "Szn1".
Because of the Bodbox's innovative and drastically unique approach, you will feel better, race better, and perform better. As an athlete and Olympic hopeful, I couldn't be more excited to ship robots to our first training group Szn1 next week and train alongside our earliest purcahsers who are taking this next step forward with us.
Love, Chuck + the robot
From DJ Williams:
The phrase "old guard" captures the need for improvement that the Bodbox is filling. Many individuals, coaches, and trainers who have the ability to progress the field of preparing athletes for battle are already discovering that the Bodbox can take their athletes to the next level. Instead of basing training decisions and workout performance simply on "feel" or what they percieve an athlete's capabilitites to be, this provides a groudbreaking step toward making decisions in place of the often fallable human eye. The Bodbox is not based on "feel". Training is more scientific than "feel". The Bodbox allows us to automatically apply the data we're already tracking.
Far too often, I recognize a lack of athlete involvement in the training process due largely to lack of communication. The athlete, our user, is the only person that actually matters to the Bodbox robot. Any individual looking to reach a pinnacle in their performance must take into consideration who they are, where they come from, and what has allowed them to be successful in the past, in order to create an environment in which they can grow to meet their potential. By automatically selecting, optimizing, and providing feedback on its user's workout, the bodbox provides this focused, personalized environment to a trainee.
We must allow the athlete or individual who entrusts us with the responsibility to help them succeed to express themselves fully and simply provide them the training they need to perform. The world class coach, the trainer, and now the Bodbox provides the correct guidance and then steps aside and lets the athlete perform.
This sensation of personalized, data driven, individual driven success is difficult to find in most weight rooms, large group training or within the authoritarian style of training that has been promoted by an old guard because they have little impetus to devise the solutions athletes really need. This is a disservice to the people who entrust their life and well being to training decisions.
We are your voice, we are the driven, we are the seekers of truth and now it's our turn to leverage The Bodbox's groundbreaking technology to get you to your "talent" faster than ever before possible.