Morning HR: 77.6 HRV: 69.6
This was an unexpectedly low score. I measured it 3 times to be sure. I was looking forward to benching some decent weight today, but my HRV score put the kibosh on that plan. I woke up at 6am and tossed and turned for over an hour before I fell back to sleep. When I woke up again around 9:15am I had a mild head ache. I usually wake up around 8am. I knew at that point I probably wasn’t going to have a great HRV score. My HRV yesterday was great with a score of 81.2. Yesterday was a rest day though so I didn’t train. A possible explanation for the low score today is that normally I would be de-loading this week. This is my fourth week with straight lifting when typically I’d deload after 3.
Here was what I did in the gym;
Warm up: Skipping, Sled pushes, Dynamic stretching
Bench Press: 135 1×5, 185 1×5, 225 2×5 Inverted Rows on Rings: 4×8
Pull Ups: 2×8 Dips: 2×10
Band Curls: 2×25 Band Push Downs: 2×25 DB Laterals: 20’s for 2×10
The workout was less than 30 minutes including the warm-up. I ate a much bigger dinner than usual after because I felt I could use the extra calories. Curious to see what my HRV is tomorrow.