ithlete at the 6th International HRV Symposium

This weekend we are off to Halle in the former Eastern Germany to present & exhibit at the 6th International HRV Symposium. This is a biannual event that consists of a full day program of both invited speakers who are authorities on particular aspects of HRV...

Breathing and heart rate variability: The Research

The 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)...

Measurement of HRV

Early 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...

A look back at the Triathlon Show

Back in March we visited the Triathlon Show at Sandown Park, London. The whole weekend was a great success and the ithlete team thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  We got to talk with many ithlete users and athletes interested in heart rate variability, have a look...

Heart Rate Variability Monitoring in Team Sports

by 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...

HRV as a predictor of training performance

About 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...

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