For Athletes and Coaches
Für Sportler & Trainer
Josef Lebererresponsible for the drivers of the Sauber F1 Team, supervisor of Ayrton Senna and seven other F1 world champions
" Formula 1 is developing rapidly and the technology is getting more and more specific. Therefore, I am very happy to have a tool like the Autonom Health HRV analysis to measure the performance optimisation of my driver’s increasing performance."
Seppi Neuhausertop athlete, National Champion and World Championship participant in triathlon, winner of the Gore-Tex Transalpine Run, coach of numerous world-class athletes, certified HRV Professional
" Nowadays, the individual or personal part goes short in sports. It is important to me to view my athletes holistically and to consider not just the physical but also the mental stimuli that influence the athlete. In my opinion, the measurement’s greatest benefit lies in avoiding over-training because the measurement clearly shows where the sport develops positive stimuli and when it starts being unhealthy. Den größten Nutzen hat die Messung meies Erachtens in der Vermeidung von Übertraining. Weil die Analyse klar aufzeigt, wo der Sport positive Reize entwickelt und ab wann es ungesund wird."
Carolina KostnerWorld and European Champion in figure skating
" The measurement helps me to understand in detail how I cope with certain situations. I can exactly observe how I react to efforts during training and, more importantly, how I recover afterwards. Is the recovery good or bad, immediate or delayed? I can control and improve my sleep rhythm. Based on the measurements, I can see at first glance how my performance is in general but at the same time, I can go into many interesting and important details. I can analyse and improve my daily routine so that I can achieve optimal performance at the right moment. I wore the measurement device during the European Championship, one month before Olympia in Sotschi. Because of the analysis of the measurement, I was able to refine my training and my preparation for the competition in view of my goal. I learned to breathe better and to ration my energy levels. Ultimately, it is great fun to constantly relearn your own body."
Uli Zilgnational trainer of the German Golf Association (men’s division)
" With Autonom Health, our players and we can now see what was hidden before. Measurements that capture the mental aspects as well are very valuable, especially in golf."
Theresa StrassbergerDSV Youth Squad, Biathlon
" Based on the spectrogram, I can ascertain myself as to how I’m doing performance-wise. Thereby, I can optimise my individual health factors, my training and my performance based on objective measurements."
Heart Rate Variability AND Heart Rate – a new marker for ECONOMY & STRESS
HRVsport is the first software that depicts the heart rate that was determined during the course of the training and the HRV figures in a curve diagram. Therefore, stress and economy during exercise can be evaluated exactly within the scheduled progress of the training. Ascertaining the most economic cadence in cycling and stride frequency in running becomes much easier and more exact than previous field tests have shown.
Winners work with Heart Rate Variability
IWe know that classical training management uses the system of periodization in the sense of meso, macro, micro cycles and the intrasystem change between stimuli and stimulus processing (2+1, 3+1, … systems). The measure of physical strain and fatigue in combination with the ability/behaviour to regenerate (based on fitness level, constitution as well as personal experience with the athlete) is still a matter of “gut feeling”.
A respective state of overload vs. overreach can be determined, defined or avoided unambiguously. The athlete is being pushed to his actual maximum physical and mental limits which bring him to a higher base level at the respective peaks – through optimised regeneration. This exact opportunity opens new perspectives to coaches and athletes.
"My Autonom Sports" - HRV sports software with a difference
- The core value of this specialised software – the so-called “training readiness” – is being determined by all influencing daily stimuli, the performance in training and the ability to regenerate in sleep.
Compared to the values determined by blood, saliva and urine, HRV yields information about stresses and illnesses long before they can be measured in bodily fluids. Therefore, one can react to possible confounding factors straight away.
- This special parameter puts the most important dimensions for sports – stress and recovery – in relation. It has such a high significance because all stressors of the 24h measurement are confronted with the regeneration in sleep. Combined with the neurophysiological strain (NPB), much more significant information emerge in regards to the analysis of the overall stress than would be possible by just observing the heart rate at rest.
- NeuroPhysiological Strain (NPB)
- Training uses the organism’s ability to adapt to increasing stress. In this context, neurophysiological strain (NPB) measures the effect of endurance training’s physical and mental stimuli on the autonomic nervous system.
This makes HRVsport a software program that analyses not just everyday life but also every individual training.
- Continuous Stress Test (DLT)
- The Continuous Stress Test (DLT) investigates when the body switches from mostly aerobic (oxygen-rich) to anaerobic (oxygen-poor) energy production. Knowing this individual threshold allows for training stimuli to be adapted and the metabolism to be shaped more economically.
The test is being done during a long-term HRV measurement and is saved as an activity. It lasts approx. 30 minutes during which time one should run or cycle for as long as possible. The results can be transferred to and manually maintained on the athlete’s profile (account).
Tip: The results of the test can be validated using the NPB value of a subsequent training.
The Secret of Success
top footballer, 1985-1998
Grashoppers Zurich, Bayern München, Swiss national football team and more
Today, he is a successful coach and certified HRV Professional, football expert on Swiss television, author of “Stressfrei glücklich sein“ and „Herzensangelegenheit“.