HRV for Elite Climbing Performance with Aman from Beast Fingers

Jan 28, 2019 | Podcast

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Episode Guest

Aman Anderson, Head Coach

Founder of Beast Fingers Climbing, 2015

Beast Fingers Climbing, owned and founded by Aman Anderson in 2015, focuses on producing data-driven products that stimulate strength and recovery. To bring to not only climbers, but all those who are seeking stronger hands and fingers, tools that will work and will be loved.

At Beast Fingers Climbing, we have sought to build into our products and future products an ecosystem that supports adaptability and progress. We strive to design the best, well-thought finger and hand training and recovery tools that yield results.

Anderson, originally from Florida, studied health sciences and nutritional therapy at Hartland Institute of Health and Education. Interestingly enough, He has worked in the design field for 10+ years, and has been an avid rock climber for 8 years. After moving from Washington, DC, where he worked as an user experience and interface designer for Environmental Working Group, he moved to Colorado to pursue his dream of bringing Beast Fingers Climbing to life, uniting all his talents in health science, sports and design to make products that work.

Website(s): Beast Fingers Climbing

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In This Episode

1:30 Welcome and intro to Aman and Beast Fingers!

5:30 Using HRV frequency analyses to predict climbing performance

9:00 Changes in HRV helped improve climbers’ sleep and health

13:00 The importance of understanding non-training stress

17:30 Recovery methods when athletes show low HRV

21:00 Aman’s work with HRV-guided breathing for anxious folks

31:00 How Aman came to HRV and started to use it

36:00 Dealing with athletes whose HRVs are innately high

42:30 Aman’s timescale when measuring HRVs

43:30 Other biomarkers tracked by Aman

52:00 Climbers’ remarkable strength

1:01:00 The results of Aman’s research: the Grippul

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