This week, we revisit an all-time classic episode all about Heart Rate Variability (HRV). VP of Performance Kristen Holmes and SVP of Data Science and Research Emily Capodilupo dive deep into everything there is to know about HRV – and why it’s such a critical metric for evaluating your body’s readiness to perform. They discuss how HRV is a balance of your parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system, what those systems control, and how you can take steps to improve your HRV – and ultimately improve your recovery.
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0 – 3:00 Introduction
3:00 – 6:15 What is HRV?
6:35 – 9:15 Why is HRV valuable and what can it really tell us?
9:40 – 16:46 How HRV can be a sign of fitness
17:05 – 22:22 Why we collect HRV data during sleep
22:27 – 25:54 HRV and the Recovery Score
25:58 – 29:08 How HRV can fluctuate and is different for everyone
29:23 – 32:17 What a “normal” HRV could be
32:26 – 35:50 Simple lifestyle choices to improve HRV
36:15 – 38:37 How hydration relates to HRV
38:43 – 41:47 How nutrition relates to HRV
41:55 – 44:13 How sleep can impact HRV