We recently came across an article highlighting difficulties when trying to identify chronic fatigue using HRV. The authors graciously gave us the opportunity to reply, which is now is part of the revised article, and here are our final thoughts.
Coaches of elite athletes share some of their ithlete HRV data and observations which illustrates useful feedback on how they were adapting to training and other stresses.
Simon Wegerif shares his experience and tips following this years week long cycling training camp in Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The excellent paved roads extending from sea level to the main crater of Mt Teide at 2100m give continuous climbs of 18 – 48 km i.e. some of the longest in Europe.
This recent email exchange between a customer and ithlete founder Simon Wegerif discussed several interesting and useful points. So, with the customer’s permission we are sharing it as a blog post.
Coaches often talk about the importance of not increasing your training volume too quickly. For example many running coaches say not to increase your mileage by more than 10% per week to reduce the chances of overuse injuries. But now there is a more scientific and personalised formula – and it’s easy to use too!
Recording training load can often explain daily ithlete readings. ithlete offers a range of methods to import or enter your Training Load. Find out how.
What is HRV? How can you measure it? And what is likely to impact your score?
Some biological measures, such as height and weight can be taken as many times as you like within a short period of time, and you will always get the same number. But many biological measures are not like that…
Try to find a consistent time of day when you can do your HRV reading uninterrupted and with a minimum of external influences, and you will be rewarded with more sensitive and accurate recommendations!
A summary of the International Olympic Committee’s recent review of over 30 papers investigating the relationship between total load and illness/injury in athletes.
Few people who use or follow wearable tracking tech will have failed to hear that Fitbit is facing multiple lawsuits in the US alleging a lack of accuracy in the heart rate (HR) monitoring function of devices such as the Fitbit Surge ™ and Charge HR™. Here is a summary of the research examining these claims.
Our friends over at Nuts.com put together a great list of healthy post-workout snacks rich in protein that will keep your muscles healthy and happy.
In this second interview between Simon Wegerif and Dr Phil Maffetone they cover the MAF method. Including how this training method can improve performance, fat burning efficiency and your heart rate variability (HRV).
I had been using ithlete for several years as part of my own training monitoring and found the basic data helpful as an additional weapon in my armoury. So when I was given the opportunity to use an ithlete Team App in conjunction with my coaching role for the TORQ Track Team I was keen to see what it could bring to the table.
Internationally recognised expert on health, nutrition and performance Dr Phil Maffetone talks all things LCHF.
As the temperature increases, how well you deal with the heat will play a significant role in determining your sporting performance. This month’s hot topic looks at why it’s crucial that athletes of all abilities adapt to the heat and more importantly how best to do it.
The Premier League is one of the most exciting and competitive leagues to watch and undoubtedly one of the richest. Clubs spend millions on training facilities and sport science departments. The role of a sport science at the very top has changed dramatically over the years. Here’s a look at how heart rate variability (HRV) fits in.
Can superfoods increase sports performance? Take a lot at our review of the recent channel 4 documentary Superfoods: The Real Story to find out.
A great step towards better sleep is eating balanced, nutritious meals and snacks evenly spaced throughout the day. Research has found that certain nutrients can affect sleep, from how easy it is to fall asleep at a reasonable hour to the quality of rest we get throughout the night. Equally important to all this is what impact certain foods and drinks have on our beloved heart rate variability (HRV).
A sound snooze results in increased energy and productivity, improved heart and immune system health, a better mood, even a longer life. And hey, you just feel so much better after a satisfying 8 hours of rest. But chances are, you’re not getting it. So how do we get that all-important 8 hours of sleep that we all desire? This post outlines 5 tips that will help you sleep better.
Taking a look at how elite professional soccer teams, amongst others, are prescribing naps to improve performance and make marginal gains.
Commander Adrian Mellor talks us through some of the latest research in high altitudes and HRV
Tom Hayhoe who has been sailing for over 40 years discusses the impact of offshore sailing on HRV.
Heart rate variability, colds & acupuncture – a look at how acupuncture can affect your ithlete HRV.