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


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Aug 16 2020 44 mins   3

Episode Summary
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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