What to explain a little about HRV training before I post what I’m doining with it.
Edit 03/25/2014: For a more in depth discussion on HRV click here
To open my discussion on HRV and its potential usefulness in athletes I would like to first highlight some of HRV’s most promising attributes.
- HRV can help determine if and when one is overtraining
- HRV can inform you when you are more adaptive to training and when you are less adaptive (telling you when to train hard and when to back off)
- HRV can potentially predict if you will perform better or worse on a given day (I’m not sold on this yet)
- HRV pretty accurately reflects recovery status
If you take your sport/training seriously, this information is extremely valuable. Throughout the next few posts I will do my best to fully explain what HRV is, how it works and from there we will discuss how to put it to use practically. I would also like to mention…
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