Individualised cold water immersion to speed recovery

Who, what and why? Coldwater immersion baths are often used to speed up recovery in both endurance and team sports. It is thought to be effective by moving fluid back from muscle tissue into the circulation, preventing reduction in contractility and associated muscle...

Coaching the TORQ Women’s Track Cycling Team

I had been using ithlete for several years as part of my own training monitoring and found the basic data helpful as an additional weapon in my armoury. So when I was given the opportunity to use an ithlete Team App in conjunction with my coaching role for the TORQ Track Team I was keen to see what it could bring to the table.

The Premier League and Heart Rate Variability

The Premier League is one of the most exciting and competitive leagues to watch and undoubtedly one of the richest. Clubs spend millions on training facilities and sport science departments. The role of a sport science at the very top has changed dramatically over the years. Here’s a look at how heart rate variability (HRV) fits in.

Marginal Gains for a Big Improvement

Following on from a feature in the Guardian newspaper discussing marginal gains resulting in serious performance improvements we have posted a blog post taking a look at how ithlete contributes.

The Science of Compliance

by Carl Valle In the article SaaS: How Quantified Self data is disrupting Professional Sports Part 2, I briefly went into compliance but personal feedback from coaches felt that I should have expanded that part into it’s own guide. I don’t know what the ideal...

Training Impulse Workshop

On Wednesday 22nd May ithlete will join Training Impulse founder Dr Ibrahim Akubat on his workshop entitled “Training Load Monitoring in Team Sports” at the home of the Bradford Bulls. The workshop will several cover topics including; The history and...

Introducing the ithlete Team App

What is the ithlete Team App? Heart rate variability (HRV) is an objective method for assessing the effects of stress on your body, making it the most accurate fatigue and recovery metric available. It is measured as the time gap between your heart beats that varies...

Advancements in Analysis with Heart Rate Variability

by Carl Valle USATF II The use of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) for sport is not new, but only after ithlete created a solution that was practical did we have something to truly act as a compass for coaching. Our coaching experience and knowledge is the roadmap, and...

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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