Periodisation – A shake up to training adaptation theory?

The stress – adaptation response considered to underlie improvements in performance caused by training has hardly been questioned in almost 100 years. Now, a new and thought-provoking review paper questions the basis for this model, especially as it applies to human...

Ironman Training utilizing HIT as a primary training tool

A member of my training group just finished his first Ironman™ in 12:31 (1:18 swim, 5:51 bike and 4:59 on run) and his training was unique for an event this long. His program schedule may be of interest mainly because it was based on a much higher percentage of short session, high-intensity cardiovascular intervals combined with heavy strength training.

Tuesday Tip: Record your training load

Why record training load with ithlete? It is strongly recommended athletes record training load in ithlete to add depth and meaning to their heart rate variability (HRV) data. Recovering from a hard session? Recording training load can often explain daily ithlete...

Luke Campbell ithlete utilisation

As the strength and conditioning coach of one of the highest profile athletes from 2012 the pressure was on me to get everything in place for the start of Luke Campbell’s professional career in 2013. In a review of his first professional fight camp we decided that to...

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...

Simon Wegerif’s Polarised Training Challenge Part 5

In this 4th update, I’d like to run through the preparation for the first real test of the season – the Hampshire Hilly Hundred – a course designed to make the most of the rolling countryside of north Hampshire. The section of chart below is my heart rate...

Simon Wegerif’s Polarised Training Challenge Part 3

Not so much to report this time, since last week I was struggling with the tooth problem and the general malaise that accompanied it! However, Friday was the last day of the antibiotics and I was hopeful that I would be well enough to do a planned 86 mile ride with...

Simon Wegerif’s Polarised Training Challenge Part 2

Polarised Training – the first weeks As promised, here is the first update on my progress having modified my training program from a ‘ride fairly hard fairly often’ to a program where I try to ride either below aerobic threshold (in my case a heart rate of...

Lee Doran’s ithlete HRV Training Diary – December

Getting Started with HRV So, this is my first blog as an ithlete athlete. After receiving support from the ithlete team, I have started using the HRV Monitor and found this fantastic. This month has been an important month for me as I am currently recovering from...

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...

Introducing Precision Pulse

Our heart rate monitor, ithlete HRM, was almost a secondary app, taking a back seat to ithlete. Not any more  This app has undergone a complete re-vamp to bring it up to date as the most accurate heart rate monitor for serious athletes. And to go with the new design,...

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