Fatigue, overtraining & the road to recovery

Okay, here goes . . . my first ever internet blog. Where shall I begin? Well it makes sense to share my experiences and understanding of the phenomenon that brought about me working in conjunction with ‘ithlete’ and using heart-rate variability to inform my training ....

Ben Ives

By day I am full-time GTA/Funded PhD Sports Coaching student at the University of Hull. By night I am a hyper-motivated road cyclist who is determined to obtain a professional contract. I turned to cycling in 2011 after a long career of playing football for Derby...

Bruce Conner on Overtraining

I have a tendency to overtrain I know a lot of highly motived people who do.  Hard training can be very addictive.  I have had three distinct times in my life where I have physically overtrained.  The first was when I was 19.  Back in the fall of 1975 I went to the...

Lee Doran

I’m an international Javelin thrower and UK Champion (2011 & 12). I have been using ithlete for a few weeks now and feel it will be a great asset to my training. I started throwing when I was just 12 years old after picking up a cricket ball at the Gateshead...

Fitness Does Not Equate to Health

  by Amber Pierce   A big part of what I love about being a professional athlete is helping promote lifestyle choices that lead to better health and overall quality of life. Fitness plays an integral role in maintaining and optimizing health, and people...

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...

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