Tag Archives: HRV

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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New Study: Ultra-Short HRV is Sensitive to Training Effects in Team Sports Players

Here’s a quick look at a recent study of ours in press with the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. We’ve shown previously that lnRMSSD can be validly assessed in 60-s from an isolated measure in a variety of athletes, … Continue reading

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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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HRV, Stress and Training Adaptation

Below is my HRV trend following my first year of working on my PhD. Training was held pretty much constant throughout this time period (lift 4x/week, moderate aerobic work 2-3x/week). Both my first and second semester were equally as busy, … 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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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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