Category Archives: Monitoring

Interpreting HRV Trends in Athletes: High Isn’t Always Good and Low Isn’t Always Bad

This article was written for the FreelapUSA site. The intro is posted below. You can follow the link for the full article. Thanks to Christopher Glaeser from Freelap for inviting my contribution as I’ve found this site to be a great … Continue reading

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New study: Assessing shortened field-based HRV data acquisition in team-sport athletes

Our latest study “Assessing shortened field-based heart rate variability data acquisition in team-sport athletes” is now available ahead of print in IJSPP. This project was a collaboration with Dr. Fabio Nakamura, Lucas Pereira, Dr. Irineu Loturco and Dr. Rodrigo Ramirez-Campillo. We have several more papers in … Continue reading

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New Study: Smartphone-derived HRV and Training Load in a Female Soccer Team

About a week ago our latest study was published ahead of print in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. Smartphone-derived Heart Rate Variability and Training Load in a Female Soccer Team. This study was 4 years in the … Continue reading

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HRV stabilization in athletes: towards more convenient data acquisition

Our “stability” paper has recently been published in Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cpf.12233/abstract ABSTRACT Resting heart rate variability (HRV) is a potentially useful marker to consider for monitoring training status in athletes. However, traditional HRV data collection methodology requires … Continue reading

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Weekly endurance performance and HRV: A case study of a collegiate cross-country athlete

During the fall season of 2013, we collected daily HRV, perceived wellness, training load and performance (race times) from a collegiate cross country runner. We wrote this up as a case study and it was published this month in JASC. … Continue reading

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HRV Monitoring Interview

Here’s a recent interview I had the pleasure of doing with Chris Beardsley of the Strength and Conditioning Research site: http://www.strengthandconditioningresearch.com/2014/11/18/andrew-flatt-hrv/ We go over; What HRV is and why we measure it Practical and valid recording methodology as it pertains … Continue reading

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Trend Analysis: Importance of Context

It’s pretty well documented that regular aerobic exercise can result in an increase in resting HRV. Generally, you can expect no change or even a slight increase in HRV the day following low to moderate intensity aerobic exercise. However, with … Continue reading

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