Veli-Pekka Kurunmäki

Firstbeat Technologies Ltd

Mr. Kurunmäki is in charge of the professional sports product line at Firstbeat Technologies. He has over 10 years of experience in working with the sports teams at the highest level, including teams from NHL, NBA, NFL and teams from the Big 5 European soccer leagues. He has studied exercise physiology at the University of Jyväskylä and has personal experience in both coaching and competitive sports.

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The use of physiological analytics in informed coaching decision-making

Every athlete is different in their physiological profile. Knowing athletes’ individual responses to training and recovery helps to optimize training for each athlete and reach their best. The seminar provides information on how to help coaches to put physiological knowledge at play to make better coaching decisions for each athlete. Real-life examples of utilizing heart rate and heart rate variability based metrics in elite sports is presented.