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Training Log

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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HRV and Training Density

I’m about to start week 3 of a new training cycle. In reviewing my HRV trend from the past two weeks you’ll see a massive change from week 1 to week 2. Clearly, last week was significantly more stressful than … Continue reading

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HRV and Reaction Test Data and some updates on our HRV research

I posted some data a couple of months ago comparing my HRV to my tap test results to see if there was any correlation between the two. You can see that post here if you missed it. It was around … Continue reading

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HRV and Deload Periods

Before I review my own data from my overload and deload period, I first wanted to discuss some of the available research that I have pertaining to HRV response to overload training and following recovery. Some Research Pertaining to HRV … Continue reading

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Reviewing HRV data after a 9 week training cycle

It’s been a quite a while since I can honestly say that I completed a successful training cycle with little interruption. After Christmas break I had a 9 week cycle tentatively planned out. As you’ll see, the plan changes due … Continue reading

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Making HRV More Practical For Athletes: Measurement Frequency?

Perhaps the biggest limitation with HRV monitoring in a team setting is obtaining and maintaining compliance from athletes. Daily HRV measurements can become monotonous, particularly for athletes who may not fully understand the value of the data. One question I’ve … Continue reading

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HRV Reflects Detraining – Trend Analysis

Generally when I see a decline in my HRV trend it is because of illness, high stress or significant accumulation of fatigue. However, over the Christmas break I decided to take 2 weeks off from lifting. This decision was based … 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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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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