In the past few months, we’ve talked a lot about HRV during exercise. In this post, I’ll try to keep it simple and address some of the main motivations behind this approach, as well as provide practical tips and tools for the ones interested in trying it out.
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What is it?
The Heart Rate Variability Logger app I discussed a few posts ago has been extended to use the Apple Watch as a display, so that you can see in real-time HRV features as you exercise, including the DFA alpha 1
What's the DFA alpha 1?
A non-linear HRV feature which can be used to estimate the aerobic threshold. In particular, when DFA alpha 1 is below 0.75, it means the intensity is higher than the aerobic threshold (so it defines "low intensity work", as typical in a polarized training program)
When can you try it?
The HRV Logger app is available on the Apple Store. It requires an external sensor, and for this specific analysis, we highly recommend a Polar H10 for its accuracy. The Apple Watch extension will be available in a few days
The science: https://lnkd.in/gvsrXaK
The app: https://lnkd.in/g7Ua2tq
Thank you Kristof for having me on your show, it was great to meet you and discuss all things sports science, entrepreneurship, and heart rate variability.
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"Until recently no mobile-based product could display DFA a1 in real-time using an off the shelf consumer device" ... well, that has changed
Check out how you can use the Heart Rate Variability Logger app to estimate the aerobic threshold non-invasively, in the British Journal of Sports Medicine:
"From laboratory to roadside: Real-time assessment and monitoring of the aerobic threshold in endurance-typed sports"
Thank you Thomas and Bruce for involving me in this project, I've really enjoyed working with you and making your scientific work more accessible via this app
More to come...
Thank you Ben for putting this together and showcasing how HRV4Training can be used to adjust training on a day to day basis