Do fluctuations in training load lead to changes in heart-rate variability in elite rugby union players?
The third post in the series from Richard Beck, looking at the results of his study.
When friends told me that data collection was the hardest part of a dissertation, I didn’t believe them. However, trying to get 20 rugby players to collect HRV data as soon as they woke up every morning was definitely challenging.
This study followed one looking at changes in HRV during preseason training camp and was designed to assess HRV changes during the early part of the competitive season to see whether the same effects on different positions occurred to the same extent.
Masters student and Rugby Union player Richard Beck tells us about his dissertation using ithlete. Additional research into daily HRV responses to rugby training and matches is always welcome and Richard’s study will be a great addition.
In our latest research summary, we take a look at one of the papers we reviewed carefully when designing ithlete back in 2009
This month we’ve been looking at all things stress, and in particular how all forms stress has a similar effect on the body. This infographic provides a great visual overview.
A very interesting post looking at predicting team sports performance using heart rate variability
Andrew Flatt MS, CSCS takes a look at standing vs. supine heart rate variability (HRV) measurement.