Category Archives: Monitoring

Monitoring Ultra-Short HRV and HR-Running Speed Index in an Elite Soccer Player: A Case Study

Here’s a recent case study featuring HRV changes in a pro soccer player throughout preseason training. Thanks to my colleague Alirezza Rabbani for inviting my collaboration on this one. The main findings were that post-waking HRV and the HR-Running Speed … Continue reading

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Effects of varying training load on HRV and running performance among an Olympic rugby sevens team

This study is the first of a few collaborations between Dan Howells and I involving HRV in elite rugby sevens players. Here we evaluated HRV and running performance responses  to peak training loads during preparation for the 2016 Olympic games. … Continue reading

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HRV-guided vs. pre-planned training at altitude in an elite wheelchair marathoner

This new paper is in collaboration with Santi Sanz-Quinto and colleagues from his dissertation work. The case study compares HRV-guided vs. pre-planned training at altitude in an elite wheelchair marathoner with CMT. Influence of Training Models at 3,900-m Altitude on the … Continue reading

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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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HRV and Wellness responses to overload and taper in sprint-swimmers

Here’s a brief overview of our latest study capturing daily HRV and wellness ratings throughout overload and tapering in collegiate sprint swimmers preceding a championships competition. The majority of research in the area has primarily focused on endurance athletes. It’s … Continue reading

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The effect of training status on HRV in D-1 collegiate swimmers

When implementing HRV monitoring with a new team, the coach will be quick to point out the inter-individual variability in the athletes’ trends. Some athletes are showing high scores and some are low. Some are showing considerable daily fluctuation while … Continue reading

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