Using Heart Rate Variability To Maximise Recovery | Triathlon Training Explained

Published on August 9th 2018


This week we’re looking at Heart Rate Variability, we’ll be explaining what it is, how to use it and how it relates to recovery. Subscribe to GTN: Check out the GTN Shop: As athletes our main aim is to get stronger and faster. We do that with a combination of stressing the body through training then allowing it to rebuild and get stronger through recovery. But, knowing if you’ve adequately recovered from your previous training is not always so easy. You can use things like Training Peaks training stress score, resting HR, subjective scores on how your feeling and measure your sleep to guide you and your coach as to how your body is coping with the training and general stress. They are all useful tools but Heart Rate Variability (HRV) can give you a more accurate measurement as to the overall stress your body and mind are dealing with each day. And, most importantly give a clear indication as to whether you’re ready for the next hard session. If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 For more information on this topic, check out the following links from training peaks: - Using Heart Rate Variability to Schedule the Intensity of Your Training - - 9 Common Misconceptions About Measuring Heart Rate Variability - - How to use HRV Training to Identify Weaknesses - Submit your content here: If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GTN... 📹 Triathlon Training Explained | Overtraining And Recovery - 📹 Pool Swim Stroke Vs Open Water Triathlon Stroke | How Do They Differ? - Music: Epidemic Sound Castle To Ruin STEMS DRUMS - Martin Hall Choir Ambience - Rannar Sillard Heart Goes Numb STEMS DRUMS - Johan Svensson Love For The Ocean (Tigerblood Jewel Remix) (Instrumental Version) - Martin Hall We Were Always STEMS DRUMS - Martin Hall Photos: © Triathlon / Getty Images