In this podcast ithlete founder Simon Wegerif talks to rider and coach Chris Kilmurray of Point1Athletic. As well as discussing his own HRV journey Chris provides examples of how different athletes respond to training techniques/volumes and importantly how HRV is a vital metric for assessing and managing these responses.

We hope that listening to this interview will offer you an insight in to:

  • Does high HRV necessarily mean a high level of aerobic fitness?
  • Is using HRV a recommended measurement for those not at the elite end of athletics?
  • Can a ketone diet have a positive impact on training? Is it recommended?

Chris also recently wrote a great article on his blog ‘HRV Ramblings’, which discusses some of these topics further.

About Chris Kilmurray

Chris Kilmurray, bike rider and racer, coach, ski lover and alpine dweller. Brews a serious cup of Tea. Loves coaching, riding, racing and some awesome Alpine singletrack in equal measures.

Chris still races Downhill and Enduro today but with 15 years racing experience at all levels of DH, a Diploma in Sports and Exercise Studies and a UCI coaching diploma to his name he has found his ultimate passion in coaching and training others to help them achieve their riding and racing goals.

Other than his work at Point1, Chris also delivers coaching certification courses around the globe for the UCI, working specifically with aspiring MTB and BMX coaches.

His passion for riding and racing has also lead him to a close relationship working with Nukeproof as a Brand Ambassador. Using their bikes, components and protection everyday while coaching, racing and “living the dream” in his new Home of Morzine, France.


An interview with Chris Kilmurray