Category Archives: Programming

Training Load and Nutrition Impact on HRV: 10 Week Data Analysis

Below is 10 weeks worth of my own training data that includes; HRV – Collected daily on ithlete in standing position immediately after waking HR  – Taken from the ithlete HRV measures Load – Sets*Reps*Weight(lbs) sRPE – Reps*RPE of session(1-10 … Continue reading

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Why Assess the ANS?

I just finished watching a presentation by Andy O’Brien entitled “Modern Concepts in Program Design – A Systematic Approach to Individualization”. Andy O’Brien works with elite athletes including NHL star Syndey Crosby. His presentation is 28 minutes long and is … Continue reading

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Reflections, Thoughts & Some HRV Data Analysis from 2 Athletes

This week Carl Valle had a great article posted on Mladen’s site here. It’s definitely worth the read if you train athletes. This article inspired me to reflect on where HRV fits in to training, for whom it may work … Continue reading

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Recent HRV trend analysis and a new collaboration

As I try and further my understanding of the seeming incomprehensible autonomic nervous system I try to simplify the role HRV may play in monitoring athletes. There is one main issue I’m having; I don’t yet fully grasp the ANS … Continue reading

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Planning the Recovery

The inclusion of HRV monitoring into my training has caused me to change my perspective a fair bit on the subject. It has also provided me with a lot more questions than answers, but I don’t consider this to be … Continue reading

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HRV Guided Training, Periodization and Training Variables

Here are some things to consider when planning your daily workouts guided by HRV; What load of work can my body handle today? I primarily use HRV to determine this, however lately I’ve been doing some morning tap tests as … Continue reading

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HRV, Adaptation, Progression, Training Adjustments

I’ve been reviewing my HRV trends over the last few weeks to analyze how my body is handling my current training set-up. I’ve been noticing smaller drops in HRV the day following a heavy workout (sRPE9). In some instances I’ve … Continue reading

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