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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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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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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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3 Month HRV and Wellness trends of two D1 Athletes

Below are the HRV trends of two NCAA D1 athletes from a team we’ve been working with over a 3 month period of virtually the same training schedule. The vertical gray bars represent average perceived wellness (9 point scale) The dotted … Continue reading

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Reviewing Survey Monkey as a free tool for Daily Wellness Questionnaires

Working with athletes in a team setting versus one on one or in small groups limits our ability to engage in small talk with each athlete before training or during warm-up. Being able to ask the athlete how they’re feeling, … Continue reading

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