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HRV monitoring for strength and power athletes

This article is a guest post for my colleague, Dr. Marco Altini’s website. Marco is the creator of the HRV4training app that enables HRV measures to be performed with no external hardware (e.g., HR strap), just the camera/flash of your smartphone and … Continue reading

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Early HRV changes relate to the prospective change in VO2max in female soccer players

It’s been a good start to the Thanksgiving break with the  acceptance of our latest study entitled “Initial weekly HRV response is related to the prospective change in VO2max in female soccer players” in IJSM (Abstract below). We’re currently working … Continue reading

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Exam Stress Impact on HRV and the Immune System: Implications for Student Athletes

The importance of academic examination periods for student athletes at both the high school and collegiate level cannot be overstated. In most cases, academic performance can affect scholarship money (in the collegiate setting); playing time; academic standing (probation) and so … Continue reading

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Monitoring Training in a High School Football Player

Though I’m currently a solid 17 hour drive away from home, I still correspond with several athletes I formerly worked with prior to my relocation. I’ve got a few athletes sending me their ithlete data every week. I finally had … Continue reading

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Individual HRV Responses In Professional Soccer Players During A Competitive Season

In a team setting environment, athletes are often exposed to similar training loads during practices, training and competition. Monitoring of only the external training load provides coaches with an incomplete picture of how individual athletes may be responding and adapting … Continue reading

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Reaction Test for Athlete Monitoring: Research and Considerations

Distinguishing functional over-reaching (FOR) from non-function over-reaching (NFOR)can be difficult to do during overload periods; particularly when laboratory measures are inaccessible to the coach or athlete. A common criteria used to determine FOR from NFOR is to assess performance before … Continue reading

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Spring Break Impact on HRV and Performance: Comparing Data From 2 Athletes

Generally, one of two things can happen when an athlete heads off for spring break or vacation: Scenario 1: He or she parties all week with friends; drinking alcohol excessively each day, eating terribly and sleeping poorly. These athletes return … Continue reading

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