Bench 02/08/2012

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.


About hrvtraining

I hold an MS in Exercise Science and am a CSCS with the NSCA. I"m currently working in the Human Performance Lab at Auburn University (Montgomery) completing several research projects on HRV and exercise. I will be pursuing a PhD in Human Performance this Fall (2014) at the University of Alabama. Formerly, I worked as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Cal U in PA. I have an extensive athletic background including hockey, rugby and collegiate football. I now compete in raw powerlifting and was the 2010 Canadian National Champion (amateur). I am interested in all aspects of strength and conditioning however my research interest pertains to heart rate variability and its application to monitoring the training of athletes.
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