My life with the Vitalmonitor
Fire and flame for the Vitalmonitor
Through frequent contact with Berny Schimpl (trainer-coach-mentor), as an active cyclist (70% MTB, 30% road bike) I was hooked on the new thing, the Vitalmonitor, and the possibilities of training control. The first chest strap was tried out straight away and the first measurements were taken with the mobile phone app. Based on the measurements, my trainer was able to adapt the training plan a little right away.
Diagnosis of multiple sclerosis
Of course, my background was also taken into account in the evaluation of the results. Until 2008 I was extremely unathletic, then within 8 months I lost 40 kilos and started cycling, then in 2011 I received a devastating diagnosis: encephalomyelitis disseminata, i.e. multiple sclerosis. As much as this threw me off course in the short term, it was of course also exciting from the point of view of HRV measurements. With Berny's help I was able to control very precisely what was good for me and what wasn't.
The type and amount of training, however, did not affect the measurements to the same extent as colleagues and friends who trained similarly. My curves were rather flat - successes in HRV were short-lived and the biological age of 80 years was not exactly a hit either. But: in view of my illness (numerous MS attacks despite daily injections with Copaxone), I completely changed my nutrition and began to completely abstain from sugar, cereals, dairy products, meat, and lo and behold, on the Vitalmonitor Berny was able to observe exactly my steps and the change. Again, only small fluctuations and without longer effects on the evaluations, but still visible. My bio-age sometimes drops slightly to 76 - but rattles back to 78 - 80 after a short time, so the deadweight effects are completely absent. In terms of health, however, things have gone up steeply for a long time! No more relapses, no colds or illnesses and that for more than 3 years now).
Currently my training is adjusted daily. Depending on the result of the morning measurement, the training is designed. And via the biofeedback function, I sleep better and regenerate faster.
The fact is - and this is undeniable - that both Berny's coaching and the more than 2300 measurements have made me a healthier, more efficient person. Above all, it has taught me to listen better to my body and massively improved my physical and mental health. In that sense, a great credit to Pulse7/Vitalmonitor and I am certainly not an isolated case. That is something you can be very proud of. Danke und bis bald.