So you’re having ‘one of those days.’ Your body is telling you it needs rest, but your instinct as a dedicated athlete is to push through and follow your training schedule regardless. The truth is, your long-term health can suffer from ignoring the body’s need to recover, and there is a tangible way to measure your readiness via heart rate variability.
Our own Jason Moore is interviewed on the Ali Fitness Podcast to discuss HRV and training.
Are all lab tests created equal? Chris Kelly breaks down the lab tests that get the best results for his athletes and health clients.
We talk blood work, hormone and cortisol testing, stool testing, and how to make better decisions given certain lab results. Join me in this great discussion with Chris Kelly of Nourish Balance Thrive!
Dr. Steve, the Sock Doc, shares a journey of integrating systems within the body. Connecting the nervous system to organs, muscles, bone, connective tissue and more, Dr. Steve has developed a practice around a concept he calls Systems Health Care – Integrative Wellness.
We talk hormones, asymmetry, dysfunction and simple tests you can perform to become more aware of your own situation. Tap here to listen.
Could micronutrient deficiencies be holding you back?
Dr. Eldred Taylor shares the importance of amino acids for energy and autonomic nervous system health, as well as how they and other micronutrients impact your Heart Rate Variability.
Hint: These topics could be a good place to look if your energy levels, motivation, and general health aren’t where you’d like them to be.
Is it possible to have a nutrition plan that is customized *exactly* for your own individual needs?
Best selling author and former research biochemist Robb Wolf joins us to talk about the failings of one-size-fits-all diets, the neuroregulation of appetite, and much more.
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Dan Quintana is a Research Fellow at the University of Oslo and received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Sydney in 2013. His research focuses on the role of heart rate variability, the autonomic nervous system and hormones on mental health. In this episode, we’re going to pick Dan’s brain on the relationship between mental and physical health, autonomic dysregulation, how HRV reflects mental health condition, antidepressants and other interventions.
Coach Alex Fergus joins us to share his experiences with balancing elite rowing, competitive powerlifting, and bodybuilding. He has done some extreme tracking along his journey with these sports and now his clients are benefiting too. We cover all sorts of experiments, slow training, and the Ketogenic diet. It is a large discussion filled with plenty of gems throughout.
First coverage with Dr. Phil Maffetone and Professor Paul Laursen on their newly published and controversial scientific paper titled: “Overfat and Underfat: New Terms and Definitions Long Overdue.” We discuss the pandemic of people who are “overfat” — defined as having sufficient excess body fat to impair health and how this classification differs from “overweight”. If we’re to truly address the problem, we need to start using the right terminology and not hiding behind propriety (in certain situations). Doctors, researchers and individuals all need to arm themselves to take control of what some are now calling the “world health crisis”.
In this part 2 of 2, Sarah Jamieson joins us to discuss both high tech and low tech biofeedback tools as well as topics such as how to prepare your body for the unexpected, unconventional training tools, movement patterns for all ages, and how to incorporate HRV into your business model.
Movement is an essential ingredient for optimal health and performance. In this part 1 of 2, Sarah Jamieson joins us to discuss mobility and durability and break down how your movement patterns are formed, how they degrade with time/bad habits, and what you can do about it.
Jonathan Moore, a qualified Chiropractor from Sydney Australia, joins us to delve deeper into the brain and the neurological system. He explains how stress causes real, physical change within the brain and affects neuroplastic adaptation, and how these physical changes actually affect our tolerance of future stress, as well as affect our energy levels, our ability to perform critical thinking, motivation, the immune system, and more.
In this episode, guest Dr. Marco Altini joins us to share some of the nitty gritty of how Data Science plays a role in Heart Rate Variability analysis and other types of quantifiable research and self experimentation. We discuss data confidence, coefficient of variation, cross-sectional data vs. longitudinal HRV data, absolute vs. relative HRV, why to focus on RMSSD Time-Domain HRV over Frequency-Domain or Non-Linear, HRV during pregnancy, and much more.
In this episode, Alessandro Ferretti joins us to discuss blood glucose, ketones, ketogenic diets, and of course how it all relates to health, performance and Heart Rate Variability. We also cover some useful topics such as how to use HRV for food sensitivity testing, how to establish a personal glucose baseline and when best to measure blood glucose, and ideal ketone thresholds for exercise and training.
Training for a world championship or the Olympics? Not many people make it to that level, but Dr. Daniel Plews and Professor Paul Laursen join us to share what it’s like to train for world class competitions. We cover a lot including HRV patterns of various training phases, acute to chronic ratio relationship to injury, when to establish an HRV baseline in an endurance program, preparing for Kona Ironman World Championships and Olympics, diet choices, the risk of academia, and much more.
Andrew Flatt round 2: We discuss the role of HRV on a competition day, injury potential in relation to HRV, hydration, plasma volume, how to effectively implement HRV for sports and training, and when not to use HRV monitoring.
Andrew Flatt goes deep into the research and application of HRV monitoring for athletes and sports teams. Andrew works extensively with elite level athletes and is one of the emerging names in athlete monitoring research.
Has your body ever seemed to just glitch or not function correctly for a seemingly unknown reason? You’re not exactly debilitated, but sometimes you’re just not reaching your optimum potential either?
Dr. Eldred breaks down how to quantify when certain aspects of modern life are holding you back or even dragging you down. Dive into which numbers to pay attention to in order to reach your optimum potential.
Implementing HRV or other biomarkers with your coach/client?
Mike Nelson breaks down how to be more effective in both online and in-person coaching when it comes to using data and self-quantifying metrics like Heart Rate Variability.
Mike’s PhD focused on both HRV and Metabolic Flexibility, and he’s known for his successful online coaching of remote clients ranging from elite bodybuilding and powerlifting to general health and weight loss.
Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Kinesiologist, and Osteopath in training, Greg Elliott shares his experience in hunting for, quantifying, and then optimizing the markers that increase his patients health and performance, reduce their pain, and restore optimal function.
HRV Score population comparison with normal HRV values for age, gender, and various HRV platforms.