Heart rate variability (HRV)

For most researchers this is the golden standard for the measurement of stress. Heart rate variability (HRV) is measuring the variability between heart beats, if your pulse is 60bpm you might think that every second there is a heartbeat. It actually isn’t, the 60bpm is an average measured over 1 minute. In reality in that … Read more

Will cold therapy be of any use for athletes?

Cold therapy is a very popular treatment to enlighten the symptoms of an acute sport injury. It has been used for decades and is currently most often implemented as part of the RICE-method. This method has been taught for years now and consists of Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. In recent years ice baths have also … Read more

Will Sauna visits increase your performance?

Will the sauna benefit your performance? To answer that you will need to know the byproducts of working-out/training: it increases energy consumption. This has several consequences: energy consumption produces heat and waste products, and damage to the body that needs to be repaired (not only muscles; bones, tendons, soft tissue and blood vessels are all … Read more

Will sauna visits increase your performance? full article

The body is highly capable of adaptation. It adapts always to every stimulus it recieves. This is one of the remarkeble qualities of the human body. The most striking example is weightlifting. During weightlifting you’ll damage muscle fibers due to the high demands you put on your body. The body responds by repairing the damage … Read more