Tag: HRV

Fat Loss Recovery

Should you try Heart Rate Variability training?

CJ Swaby is a strength and performance coach, athlete, nutritional therapist, educator and writer. He operates out of the Villain Barbell Club How do you know how hard to train on any given day? One option is to stick to the plan: however rough you’re feeling, however badly you slept, just suck it up and get it done. Autoregulation is another: get a sense for how you feel as you’re warming up, then up or downshift the volume and intensity accordingly. Both approaches work, but they’re less than ideal: the first doesn’t give you much room to manoeuvre, and the…

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Recovery

The obvious signs you’re over-training

Andy Franklyn-Miller is a leading sports medicine physician, having worked with sports teams and federations in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the US. He is based in Melbourne, Australia. There are many terms used such to describe fatigue or a poor response to training. ‘Over training’ is probably the most common, but ‘under recovery’ or even ‘unexplained underperformance syndrome’ are also used to explain the same problem: an athlete performing at a level lower than their training expectation would suggest. The key mental and physical performance symptoms are tiredness, muscular strength and size plateaus or decreases, poor quality sleep, irritability,…

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