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New Study: Effects of consecutive domestic and international tournaments on HRV in an elite rugby sevens team

A quick summary of our latest paper follows the abstract below… Effects of consecutive domestic and international tournaments on heart rate variability in an elite rugby sevens team Rugby seven players often compete in 2-day tournaments over consecutive weekends, leaving … Continue reading

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New study: Association between Subjective Indicators of Recovery Status and Heart Rate Variability among Divison-1 Sprint-Swimmers

Our latest study investigates the relationship between subjective indicators of recovery status and HRV among NCAA Division 1 sprint-swimmers. The main findings were: 1) Perceived sleep quality showed the strongest relationship with post-waking LnRMSSD. 2) LnRMSSD demonstrated stronger associations with … Continue reading

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Effects of varying training load on HRV and running performance among an Olympic rugby sevens team

This study is the first of a few collaborations between Dan Howells and I involving HRV in elite rugby sevens players. Here we evaluated HRV and running performance responses  to peak training loads during preparation for the 2016 Olympic games. … Continue reading

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HRV-guided vs. pre-planned training at altitude in an elite wheelchair marathoner

This new paper is in collaboration with Santi Sanz-Quinto and colleagues from his dissertation work. The case study compares HRV-guided vs. pre-planned training at altitude in an elite wheelchair marathoner with CMT. Influence of Training Models at 3,900-m Altitude on the … Continue reading

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Podcast Interview: HRV in football and rugby

I recently had the pleasure of discussing HRV in football and rugby on the Rugby Renegade Podcast. Soundcloud and iTunes links below.   iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/zw/podcast/rugby-renegade-podcast/id1102026866?mt=2  

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Revisiting 60-s HRV recordings vs. Criterion in athletes

I’ve recently had the pleasure of peer-reviewing a few very well-written and carried out studies investigating duration requirements for stabilization preceding HRV recordings by different research groups. I look forward to seeing the published versions as the quality of the … Continue reading

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The effect of training status on HRV in D-1 collegiate swimmers

When implementing HRV monitoring with a new team, the coach will be quick to point out the inter-individual variability in the athletes’ trends. Some athletes are showing high scores and some are low. Some are showing considerable daily fluctuation while … Continue reading

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