Category Archives: Heart Rate Variability

Articles about HRV and training.

Modelling the HRV Response to Training Loads in Elite Rugby Sevens Players

New paper in collaboration with my colleagues Sean Williams, Dan Howells et al. Full-text link below. Modelling the HRV Response to Training Loads in Elite Rugby Sevens Players Key Points A systems theory approach can be used to describe the … Continue reading

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Podcast Interview: HRV in football and rugby

I recently had the pleasure of discussing HRV in football and rugby on the Rugby Renegade Podcast. Soundcloud and iTunes links below.   iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/zw/podcast/rugby-renegade-podcast/id1102026866?mt=2  

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Revisiting 60-s HRV recordings vs. Criterion in athletes

I’ve recently had the pleasure of peer-reviewing a few very well-written and carried out studies investigating duration requirements for stabilization preceding HRV recordings by different research groups. I look forward to seeing the published versions as the quality of the … Continue reading

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HRV responses to in-season training among D-1 college football players

During spring training camp, we found that Linemen demonstrate the greatest reductions in LnRMSSD at ~20 h post-training, followed by Mid-Skill and Skill, possibly reflecting inadequate cardiovascular recovery between consecutive-day sessions for the larger players, despite lower PlayerLoad values. (Full-text … Continue reading

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Ultra-short SDNN:RMSSD ratio strongly relates with LF:HF ratio in athletes

Our latest methodological study suggests that the SDNN:RMSSD ratio derived from a 60-sec recording may be a more convenient alternative to the traditional LF:HF ratio in athletes. Ultra-shortened time-domain HRV parameters at rest and following exercise in athletes: an alternative … Continue reading

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HRV and Training Load Among NCAA D-1 Football Players Throughout Spring Camp

For our first study with football, we wanted to determine if cardiovascular recovery from training varied among positional groups (i.e., Skill, Mid-Skill and Linemen). We also looked at some longitudinal relationships between cardiac-autonomic and training load parameters throughout spring camp. … Continue reading

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Ultra-short HRV in youth female basketball players

Here’s a look at our latest methodological paper in collaboration with Dr. Fabio Nakamura and colleagues investigating the suitability of ultra-short (1-min) HRV measures in athletes. Previous studies of ours on this specific topic are linked below: Ultra-short-term heart rate variability … Continue reading

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