A look at the what, how and why of internal load monitoring and why it should form part of your training program.
What exactly are these stressors and how can coaches and athletes identify them in order to adjust and, ultimately, limit the negative impact they can have?
Heart rate data delivers the big picture and helps players to optimize their performance, says head coach of the Finnish premier ice hockey team.
Recovery is crucial when facing a hectic fixture schedule. That’s why getting it right during road trips is so important.
Firstbeat Sports users Cologne Sharks took on the Edmonton Oilers in Cologne this month as part of the NHL Global Series.
The end goal of any training plan is to make sure players are ready to perform at the peak of their abilities come game day.
Technology in sport is increasing at a rapid rate. Arsenal’s Tom Allen reveals how to pinpoint the key data and monitor players effectively during the season.
The levels of physical and mental exertion required to maintain performance at the elite level means effective recovery is essential. Good quality sleep is one way of getting exactly that. However, getting enough sleep (and the right kind) can be harder than it sounds.
For the second year in a row, the DFB Cup final is the last chance for Eintracht Frankfurt to secure a place in European competition for next season. Utilizing the Firstbeat Sports system, the training load of all players are monitored, so that everyone can be performing at his best in Berlin.
As part of the Firstbeat Sports webinar series, Sean Conaty of the University of Eastern Michigan delivered his insights into the practical side of using data to enhance performance for NCAA men’s basketball players.
When it comes to cheerleading, very little – if any – research is available that squads can use to help prepare themselves to perform. Monitoring cardiovascular load is vital to best train athletes in all sports.
The ability to track intensity and quantify training loads using technology plays a big role in today’s game, giving team experts the ability to see in specific terms how individual athletes are impacted by training and how they respond at a physiological level.