Category Archives: Programming

HRV in a Team Setting

Monitoring athletes throughout training provides coaches with extremely valuable information regarding each athlete’s responsiveness to imposed training loads. Most would agree that the main objective for any coach (at competitive levels) is to win. If you fail to do this … Continue reading

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HRV response to perceived training load – Observations from 2.5 months of data

About two months ago the new version of iThlete was released with some really cool new features. These new features included; The ability to rate your sleep on a score of 1-5 A comment section that allows you to make … Continue reading

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HRV for the recreational athlete and average person

Many of the people that I speak with about HRV lately are non-competitive athletes. They are however recreational weightlifters/runners who still take their training seriously (as they should!). Others include typical mom’s and dad’s who work and raise children, as … Continue reading

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Managing Training for Strength

In my last post I discussed some of the shortcomings of pre-planned training. This inspired a conversation between myself and a friend about percentage based training. Today I’d like to talk about some thoughts I have on this topic. Additionally, … Continue reading

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How effective is pre-planned training?

I was about 4 weeks out from Canadian Raw Nationals 2011 (powerlifting). I was on pace to hit personal records in all 3 lifts at a lighter bodyweight. I took a scheduled deload and when I started my last training … Continue reading

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If you’re not assessing (the ANS), you’re guessing

“If you’re not assessing, you’re guessing” is a phrase often used by strength and conditioning professionals to explain the importance of movement assessment prior to exercise prescription. Prescribing a program that doesn’t consider the athlete’s movement ability (or lack thereof) … Continue reading

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