# 81 – Simon Wegerif, explains Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and its importance, concept of “total load”, how to measure & interpret HRV and ways to improve HRV

Simon Wegerif, explains Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and its importance, concept of  “total load”, how to measure & interpret HRV and ways to improve HRV. He discusses sympathetic and parasympathetic body systems, as well as “ithlete pro”.

Show Notes

01:00 – Simon introduces himself

03:40 – What is Heart Rate Variability (HRV)?

05:30 – Concept of total load

10:10 – HRV’s link to total load

13:45 – How to measure HRV

19:00 – Changes in HRV and higher HRV being a measure of improved fitness

20:45 – 5 ways to improve HRV

28:10 – HRV as lead indicator of illnesses

32:30 – ithlete pro details

36:45 – Quiz Time!

39:25 – Simon’s recommendations to other resources

Contact Simon

https://www.myithlete.com

5 ways to improve HRV: https://www.myithlete.com/improve-heart-rate-variability-hrv/

Resources

Phil Maffetone: https://philmaffetone.com

Andrew Flatt: https://hrvtraining.com

Precision Hydration: https://www.precisionhydration.com

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Email: runningandfitnesswithraj@gmail.com

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