We wanted to share this great independent take on ithlete with you!
A while back the ithlete team spoke to a guy named Dave who had a few questions about ithlete and mentioned he was reviewing it for his site – great we thought. But things are as busy as ever here at ithlete HQ and we didn’t think too much more of it…then we were sent a link to this great review!!
Dave Holmes, founder of cyclingphysio.com, is a physiotherapist with a passion for bike racing has been reviewing ithlete for some time. This short video gives a great summary of his thoughts and findings.
After explaining what you need to use ithlete and how to take the measurements Dave goes on to talk about the following;
- What heart rate variability (HRV) measurements mean to cyclists
- How can you adapt training now you have this information
- What happens to HRV across periods of injury and recovery
- Predicting illness before any symptoms are present
- Using ithlete to successfully guide the taper period
This video is very objective and with useful tips for cyclists interested in training with heart rate variability.
“I welcome you to try this technology out, I really think that it’s gonna change the game for a lot of you.”
The following extract is taken from cyclingphysio.com:
Even though I had been a passionate cyclist my whole life, learning to road race was no easy feat, I had many questions. Luckily I had clients who were involved in racing and they invited me onto their team and imparted some valuable knowledge. Once I became a part of the local racing scene I was surprised by the variety of great racing opportunities and the number of welcoming clubs that existed. With the help of my club and some other great resources I was able to progress from Cat 5 to Cat 2 in under 3 seasons of racing.
The experience led me to start cyclingphysio.com with 3 goals in mind.
- Promote an awareness of organized cycling and racing as an accessible sport for all abilities.
- Empower recreational riders to try racing by sharing what I learned about getting started.
- Share some of my professional advice so cyclists learn about common cycling injuries and their prevention, so they can participate in this great sport without pain.
Can a garmin HR monitor and a doggie < ??? To pick up hr Work with your app .
I currently use this setup with trainerroads app
The dongle can be used with Polar HRM straps but Garmin aren’t compatible.
A more convenient way to measure is the exclusive ithlete Finger Sensor – we currently have a 15% off sale running too if you decide to take that option!