You’ve done the training and logged the miles – so how do you ensure your taper is on track to deliver the best possible performance on the big day?
Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is an excellent measure of overall health and fitness. Upward trends have consistently been shown to correlate with increases in health, fitness and sporting performance. So how do you get your baseline rising?
Recording Training Load alongside your heart rate variability measurements adds context and better feeds the Simon Says AI training guidance. Read about how best to do so here.
Many people enjoy watching their HRV number fall after hard training, followed by a rebound a day or two later can be very satisfying. They also notice the impact of a late night for example, or a short illness. But it’s not always that simple to interpret the cause of changes.
Understand how the ithlete baseline is calculated, what the daily training recommendations are and how you get to these.
We needed a measure that was scientifically credible from a 1 minute measurement and was intuitive for the user. Here is why our patented lnRMSSDx20 formula fitted the bill.
The second installment in our Why ithlete? series looks at the ultra short 1 min measurement. Why we chose it, how it was validated and is now best practice
When you breathe in your heart beats faster, and when you breathe out, it slows down again. For this reason, we ask you to follow paced breathing whilst we measure your heart rate variability (HRV).
When we launched ithlete in 2009, early users struggled to believe that a metric as insightful as heart rate variability (HRV) could be measured in less than 60 seconds. Here we explain why it can!
Here are five top tips for optimising your breathing during exercise from Professor Alison McConnell, author of “Breathe Strong, Perform Better”
This week’s Tuesday Tip takes a closer look at what deep breathing can do for you and provides some helpful tips to help you practice
In this installment of our Tuesday Tip series we will focus on diaphragmatic breathing. A great habit for athletes to get into since it will help you take in lots of oxygen during exercise.
Our recent research summary focused on the investigation of how work affected individuals in both psychological & physiological respects. In addition, the full research paper from the University of Queensland, Australia shared some useful tips to reduce workplace stress which we have summarised for this weeks Tuesday Tip
This weeks Tuesday Tips takes a look at the real impact of travel with some steps to help avoid the stress of travel
You’ll get more from ithlete if you use the subjectives! By tracking and correlating the suggested subjective metrics you will be able to better understand what is influencing your stress and recovery levels. Here are our top tips for using the subjective indicators.
This week’s Tuesday Tip focuses on nutrition the impact on stress. Do you reach for those ‘convenience foods’ after a stressful day? If so take a look at some useful nutritional tips we’ve put together
Race day arrives but your ithlete score is amber. Familiar? Don’t panic! Here’s why that might be happening and some useful tips to help you balance it out ahead of the race.
How key to recovery is hydrating immediately after exercise? Our latest Tuesday Tip takes a look at the relationship heart rate variability, exercise and hydration
ithlete Pro is ideal for the user who values the data garnered via the ithlete mobile app and wants to extract greater insight from your daily reading.
Many of us operate on less sleep than we would like (up to 1/3rd according to the American Sleep Disorders Association), but how many of us realize the impact sleep deprivation is having on our health and on our ability to enjoy life?
How important is routine and time of measurement when tracking heart rate variability? Very! And here is why…
Most people like to think of total sleep time as the main metric associated with sleep quality, but in fact the first four hours are the period for key restorative functions, especially in athletes & sports people.
Our Tuesday Tip this week looks at getting the most out of your ithlete Pro data using multiple devices.
This weeks Tuesday Tips continues on the ithlete Pro theme but focusing on data management across multiple devices, and integrating third party data into your ithlete Pro timeline.
Today’s Tuesday Tip focuses on looking at the advantages of cloud-based data storage with ithlete Pro
The ithlete Pro™ Training Guide is a unique new chart showing your current physical state in two dimensions, recovery and activation, and is the next focus of our Tuesday Tips series.
Over the next four weeks we’re going to take a more in depth look at the main features of ithlete Pro in the form of Tuesday Tips. This week we’re starting with the interactive timeline.