BSX Insight Review

BSX Insight XM2

The 2nd Generation BSX Insight device measures muscle oxygenation through Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy and also estimates your Lactate Threshold Heart Rates (LTHR, LT2). Benefits The benefits are two-fold. Firstly it provides a convenient, personal means of assessing the progress of your training through trends in LTHR. Secondly it gives you data as you exercise to…

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Curranz dosing updates for blackcurrants (new research)

Some new research on Blackcurrant supplementation is shown below in a Press Release from Curranz. You can quickly see in the summary, below, that we are talking about  potentially significant increases in cardiovascular function in relation to performance and recovery. Along with caffeine and beetroot juice, blackcurrant extract is what I would ‘use for a race’. If…

Garmin Fenix 5 : What is Firstbeat Training Effect 2.0 and Training Status – impact on XERT or GoMore?

Garmin’s Fenix 5 advertises the use of Training Effect 2.0 and will also be including a new Training Status. This was developed by FIRSTBEAT and announced as long ago as December 2015. As we know FIRSTBEAT are a leading HR-analytics company who partner with Suunto, Huawei, Jabra, Samsung, Sony and others. Indeed many of you…

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Sports Superfood – Blackcurrants ?

I use the CURRANZ product and have made no secret of that previously. I believe it has some performance as well as health benefits. I think it works – aids recovery and makes me faster. Especially in combination with beetroot concentrate. But some of the info below is interesting from a wider health and performance…

HRV – How good is your HRV…and does it matter?

I’ve often wondered what ‘normal’ HRV was. Am I normal? Am I average? I like to think I am special. No-one else does 🙁 Anyway below is an interesting article which might help you put YOUR OWN HRV score into some perspective. The original is here: > http://www.elitehrv.com/normal-heart-rate-variability-age-gender/. When I last looked Elite HRV was…

Moxy Monitor Review - Garmin 920XT

MOXY Monitor: Setting Up and a Review of my 515 Test

The MOXY Monitor device measures muscle oxygenation through Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy (NIRS). MOXY uses the nature of the reflected light to determine the amount of oxygenated blood. Oxygen in the muscle of an endurance athlete is obviously important. Although as we shall start to see, muscle oxygenation is more complex than a layman’s understanding of HR. Unboxing +…

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H2PRO Hydrate Review | Precision Hydration

Ladies, of course, merely glow rather than sweat. Yet this old adage reflects a lot of truth about our mutual sweatiness. We are all quite different in the amounts of the stuff we produce whilst exercising. Whilst dehydration caused by a 30 minute jog or gym session is very unlikely to impair performance; once we start…

Moxy: Bit of a play with a new toy – finally got it into sporttracks desktop

Having not cycled for a couple of weeks I was getting withdrawal symptoms and I also had a new toy to play with. Well I’ve had it for a few weeks. Some form of exercise was probably also de rigeur (what’s the English for that?) for getting rid of my marathon legs. It’s the MOXY…

Review: BSX Insight – Setting up, initial thoughts and first uses

The BSX Insight device measures muscle oxygenation through Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy and, amongst other things, has a crack at estimating your Lactate Threshold Heart Rates. This post is initially heavy on unboxing, contents, setting up and a few thoughts on some of my first uses of it. Essentially it will provide a reference link for…