May 22, 2015 | HRV Research
Research summary of an intelligent study trying to understand the relationship between daytime heart rate variability (HRV), HRV response to periods of worry and sleep disturbance.
May 5, 2015 | HRV Research
Researchers at the University of Salzburg, Austria and the University of California wanted to test the idea that if daytime heart rate variability (HRV) is strongly linked to physical and mental health, would HRV also be a predictor of healthy sleep?
Apr 9, 2015 | HRV Research
This is an interesting study that suggest that HRV has the potential to deliver a sport independent comparable training load number, a goal long sought after by sports scientists and coaches.
Mar 25, 2015 | HRV Research
A very interesting post looking at predicting team sports performance using heart rate variability
Nov 20, 2014 | HRV Research
Recent research sheds light on a vagus nerve ‘hack’ which reduces arthritic inflammation. This new evidence further backs up that an increase in your HRV through exercise can reduce inflammation.
Oct 14, 2014 | HRV Research, Industry NewsSince we introduced subjective scales for sleep, fatigue, soreness, stress, mood & diet in ithlete v3.0 at the beginning of the year, we have been intrigued with the idea of seeing how these factors relate to changes in our daily HRV. We included a facility in the...
Jul 21, 2014 | HRV ResearchNot very – according to a review recently undertaken by CNET. Senior Editor Sharon Profis collaborated with Cardiologist Dr Jon Zaroff to compare some popular health tracker devices to medical ECG equipment at rest and during treadmill exercise at quite high...
Jun 18, 2014 | HRV Research
A short summary of Dr Mike T. Nelson’s paper on the impact of a Monster energy drink on heart rate, heart rate variability (HRV) and ride time to exhaustion.
May 7, 2014 | HRV ResearchIntroduction Researchers Jamie Stanley & Jonathan Peake from the University of Queensland, with the guidance of heart rate variability (HRV) sports research supremo Martin Buchheit have put together an important review article with over 120 references. The paper...
Jan 8, 2014 | HRV Research, Product UpdatesAlthough ECG signals have been the gold standard for heart rate variability (HRV) due to the sharp, easily identified peak of the R wave, there has been a desire amongst researchers and practitioners to find a more convenient alternative. The pulse sensor, of the...
Oct 10, 2013 | HRV ResearchThe impact of breathing on different HRV measurements: implications for monitoring athletes Who, what & why? It has long been known that breathing affects heart rate variability (HRV). Many studies have tracked HRV in athletes – some have used free (spontaneous)...
Aug 9, 2013 | HRV Research
Simon Wegerif looks at the latest HRV research review, Training adaptation & HRV in elite endurance athletes: Opening the door to effective monitoring.
Jun 13, 2013 | General, HRV ResearchEarly measurement of HRV Although irregular heart rhythms and their potential for predicting health outcomes had been noticed by Chinese medics all the way back to 400 AD, it really took the Nobel prize winning invention of the Electro Cardio Graph (ECG or EKG) by...
May 21, 2013 | HRV Research
Simon Wegerif, Creator of ithlete takes a look at the latest research in to the benefits on taking fish oil supplements and how this improves heart rate variability.
Apr 23, 2013 | HRV Research
Simon Wegerif, Creator of ithlete takes a look at heart rate variability leading expert Dr Martin Buchheit’s research, HRV as an indication of running performance.
Mar 20, 2013 | HRV Research
Recent studies have identified a possible link between heart rate variability (HRV) and diabetes or glucose intolerance. Summary by Frances Wensley
Mar 15, 2013 | HRV Research
Threshold or Polarised endurance training; which produces the biggest performance gains? Research summary & HRV implications by Simon Wegerif, Creator of ithlete.
Feb 14, 2013 | HRV Research
Simon Wegerif, Creator of ithlete summarises HRV research led by respected sports scientist Stephen Seiler. What exactly is the relation between workout intensity & recovery?
Jan 11, 2013 | HRV Research
Heart rate variability (HRV) expert Simon Wegerif, Creator of ithlete summarises key scientific research in to HRV & performance in elite swimmers.
Nov 28, 2012 | HRV Research, Product Updates
James Heathers, explains why the most informative & replicable measure of Heart Rate Variability in the short term is a paced breathing High Frequency task.
Nov 22, 2012 | HRV Research
Summarising the first systematic heart rate variability (HRV) & longevity study across a wide range of ages. By Simon Wegerif, Creator of ithlete.
Nov 6, 2012 | HRV Research
Andrew Flatt MS, CSCS takes a look at standing vs. supine heart rate variability (HRV) measurement.
Oct 31, 2012 | HRV Researchby Josh Darrall-Jones Who, Why & What? The authors of the paper, (James et al., 2002) wanted to understand how an interval training session similar to that implemented in endurance runners to improve VO2MAX would affect disturbance in HRV one hour post exercise...
Oct 25, 2012 | HRV Researchby Chris Black & Ben Stirling Ben Stirling and Chris Black both work in professional rugby league and have a particular interest in monitoring and physical performance, both in terms of injury prevention and strength and conditioning. Monitoring in Team Sports As...
Oct 23, 2012 | HRV ResearchBy Josh Darrall-Jones Who, why and what? The study was completed using 11 healthy male participants with the aim to determine how supramaximal intermittent exercise disturbed Heart Rate Variability (HRV), and how long this would take to recover to baseline values. Due...
Oct 17, 2012 | HRV Researchby Simon Wegerif Who, why and what ? This study was performed on 8 professional cyclists during the 3 week Tour of Spain, by Dr Conrad Earnest (Cooper Institute for Human Performance) and a team of well respected sports scientists. The study aimed to determine how...
Oct 16, 2012 | HRV ResearchAbout me In my role as a Sport Scientist working for a Premier League football Club we are always seeking new ways to quantify and measure the condition of our players, particularly how well recovered they are and how ready they are to train. After some extensive...
Dec 18, 2010 | HRV ResearchI was looking over the HRV data of a very good age group runner the other day and noticed a couple of things that I want to share. We used the export function on the Edit screen to send 6 months worth of data to my laptop, where I employed the spreadsheet program to...
Dec 10, 2010 | Events, HRV ResearchSince this is the first in the ‘Simon’s HRV blog’ series, I’d like to give an introduction. I’ve been thinking about doing an HRV blog for some time, partly because I spent over a year researching the topic whilst designing the ithlete...