Tag Archives: Rugby

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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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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Modelling the HRV Response to Training Loads in Elite Rugby Sevens Players

New paper in collaboration with my colleagues Sean Williams, Dan Howells et al. Full-text link below. Modelling the HRV Response to Training Loads in Elite Rugby Sevens Players Key Points A systems theory approach can be used to describe the … Continue reading

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New Study: Intra- and inter-day reliability of ultra-short-term HRV in elite rugby union players

Here’s a look at our latest study in collaboration with Fabio Nakamura and colleagues, now in press with JSCR (Abstract below). In this study, HRV was recorded as a team at the training facility, not immediately after waking. This is … Continue reading

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