Tag Archives: autonomic nervous system

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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How to increase HRV Part 3: Aerobic Exercise

As the title implies, this is the third installment to a series I started several months ago that discusses the various factors that can help improve our HRV. The first two posts can be read by clicking on the respective … Continue reading

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How to increase HRV: Part 2 – Nutrition

In Part 1 of this series I discussed inflammation and its relationship with HRV. Through monitoring my HRV daily I’ve learned that nutrition plays an important role in improving or reducing your adaptive capacity. Eating foods that promote inflammation in … 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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