We’ve been awarded a grant to research the relationship between COVID19 and HRV!HRV Fit awarded a grant for business-led innovation in response to global disruption due to COVID-19 After being contacted by ithlete users reporting unusual Heart Rate Variability (HRV) values during possible COVID-19 symptoms, we considered what links there might be...
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.
Data collection with elite athletes – the challenges and recommendations
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.
HRV as a measure of recovery in US College Football Players in-season
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.
The effect of fluctuations in training load on heart rate variability in elite rugby union players
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.
New Study: Investigating resilience and heart rate variabilityJasmine Raw, Dr Louise Leyland, Dr Carien van Reekum and Dr Michiko Sakaki This study is being performed at the University of Reading, UK to look further into the relationship between age, heart rate variability (HRV) and the ability to regulate emotions and...
The ithlete Finger Sensor – convenient for sure, but is it accurate?Who, what & why? In an earlier blog post Measurement of HRV we described how heart rate variability (HRV) measurements were originally performed using the Electro Cardiograph (ECG or EKG) and then later by Polar chest straps once those had been validated for beat...
What Exactly is the Influence of Breathing Rate and Depth on HRV?
In our latest research summary, we take a look at one of the papers we reviewed carefully when designing ithlete back in 2009
Can your Morning HRV Predict your Cycling Performance?Who, what, why? In two previous posts, we summarised studies that showed an almost unbelievable ability for night-time / morning heart rate variability (HRV) to predict the changes in performance of both swimmers and club runners. HRV and Swimming Time Trial Results...
Infographic: All Stress Matters
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.
HRV predicts game performance of football players
A very interesting post looking at predicting team sports performance using heart rate variability
Standing vs. Supine ithlete HRV Measurement
Andrew Flatt MS, CSCS takes a look at standing vs. supine heart rate variability (HRV) measurement.