Tag Archives: adaptation

Trend Changes versus Daily Changes

HRV fluctuates to a certain extent on a daily basis. I’ve seen athletes with coefficient of variations (CV, a marker of deviation from the weekly mean) as low as 2% to >15%. An athlete’s CV changes over time, which itself serves … Continue reading

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Early changes in HRV relate to eventual fitness changes in collegiate soccer players

Numerous studies have shown that increases in fitness (e.g., VO2max, MAS, Yo-Yo, etc.) are associated with increased cardiac-parasympathetic activity among healthy, athletic and clinical populations. This is one of the reasons why aerobic exercise is considered to be cardio-protective, due … Continue reading

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HRV and Adaptation: Insights from a hockey player

One of the first things I learned from using ithlete was that my HRV trend reflected my progressive adaptation to exercise. After my first conditioning session in two years I saw an immense drop in my HRV. Each session thereafter … Continue reading

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