Pre-empting severe cardiac issues with Omegawave – A case study

We recently sat down with a client of ours from Oslo, Norway to discuss his quite remarkable experience with Omegawave. This individual currently works in the Norwegian Police force, where he holds an executive position. When it comes to his athletic career, he has been very active from young age. His primary competitive sports were […]

Turning Pro: An Interview with Elmar Engholm

Completing a collegiate career at the University of New Mexico, Swedish middle distance runner Elmar Engholm returned home to Scandinavia this summer and resumed training 3-4 hours a day in order to begin running as a professional. Specializing in the 800 meters, 1500 meters, and steeplechase—events Engholm has raced for his home country at the […]

Taking A Fluid Approach: Gareth Hall of Sport981

[Gareth Hall is the Co- Founder and Head of Athletic Development and Performance at Sport981, a UK-based organization dedicated to developing progressive training strategies and supporting high-performance.] Omegawave: Can you describe a recent example of an athlete or team that has sought your help in addressing specific performance issues? Gareth Hall: With winning margins becoming […]

Formula Training With Tatiana Calderón

Since entering her first karting competition at the age of nine, Tatiana Calderón has been racing. Now twenty-four, the Columbia-born driver trains an average of twenty hours a week as she prepares for her 2017 season as a development driver for the Switzerland-based Sauber F1 Team. Recently, Omegawave had an opportunity to speak with Calderón […]

“Ask Omegawave”: The Windows of Trainability—Applications (Part II)

“Ask Omegawave” is an educational series during which we will be engaging in informal Q&A sessions with members of Omegawave’s science team, including Co-founder Val Nasedkin and our Senior Research Scientist Roman Fomin. Read Part I, Windows of Trainability—Foundations here. Question: If you are following a training plan and your Windows are in the red […]

“Ask Omegawave”: The Windows of Trainability (Part I)—Foundations

“Ask Omegawave” is an educational series during which we will be engaging in informal Q&A sessions with members of Omegawave’s science team, including Co-founder Val Nasedkin and our Senior Research Scientist Roman Fomin. Question: What measures (or combinations of parameters) go into the calculation for each individual Window of Trainability? Val Nasedkin: It seems people […]

Balance & Control: Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Rosie MacLennan

Competing in this summer’s Rio Games, Canadian athlete Rosie MacLennan became the first trampoline gymnast to successfully defend an Olympic title. The twenty-eight-year-old’s back-to-back gold medals trace back to an early introduction to the sport, as she started out on the trampoline at the age of seven (keeping up with a trio of older siblings) […]

Growth & Trust: Olympic Heptathlete Jessica Zelinka

“My favorite part about it was that even though I had strengths and advantages in certain events, I still loved the challenge of trying to improve in all the others, and also that you always get three chances in long jump or three shots, so you can always try to do better on your next […]

Do No Harm: Peter Lakatos on Training Judokas

Based in Hungary, Peter Lakatos is a strength and conditioning coach whose personal athletic background extends from professional handball to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As a coach, Lakatos also works mainly with handball players and Judo Olympians, including two top ten competitors from the country, Szabolcs Krizsan and Hedvig Karakas. Omegawave: Why did you first decide to […]

Ask Omegawave: The ‘Variability’ of HRV

“Ask Omegawave” is an educational series during which we will be engaging in informal Q&A sessions with members of Omegawave’s science team, including Co-founder Val Nasedkin and our Senior Research Scientist Roman Fomin. As a numerical measure, Heart Rate (HR) is easy to define and compare—the calculation is derived from just two standardized components: frequency […]