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Heart rate variability, or HRV for short, is a measure of your autonomic nervous system that is widely considered one of the best objective metrics for physical fitness and determining your body’s readiness to perform.
This episode features HRV insights from various guests of the WHOOP Podcast, including doctors, world-class athletes, and other experts.
Our VP of Performance Kristen Holmes sat down for an AMA with WHOOP members live in app, answering all of their most common questions about HRV. Here are a few of the highlights.
We looked at WHOOP members’ average heart rate metrics on Valentine’s Day and found that it may have a positive impact on HRV.
World-renowned heart rate variability expert Dr. Daniel Plews joins the WHOOP Podcast to explain how to best apply your HRV data to your training.
We break down what can be considered a normal HRV range for both men and women, with charts displaying WHOOP member averages based on age and gender.
In order to appreciate the power of HRV, it is helpful to have an understanding of the principles associated with training adaptation.
For anyone looking to keep tabs on their overall health and well being, heart rate variability is an extremely valuable thing to track.
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Heart rate variability is a highly individualized metric that varies for everyone. We break down averages by age and what it means for you.