Heart Rate Variability: Advice from Spartan Director of Sport, Joe DI

By Joe DI Sep 29, 2016

Your heart is at the heart of your health. So today, on World Heart Day, we asked our friend, and Director of Sport at Spartan Race, Joe DiStefano, better known as "Joe DI," to share his take on Heart Rate Variability (HRV), which is rapidly gaining popularity.

In his fourth installlation as a guest writer on our blog, Joe breaks down what HRV is, and shares how he uses it to deal with his hectic travel schedule to perform “damage control” on the road, and how he monitors his biomarkers...

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Evidence-based Training: Optimizing Your Performance with Heart Rate Variability Data

By ithlete Nov 07, 2012

 

What is Heart Rate Variability? 

Contrary to popular belief, the heart does not beat with metronome regularity. The heart, in fact, speeds up when you inhale, and slows down when you exhale. The difference is known as heart-rate variability (HRV) and is a great indication of your overall health, stress levels and readiness to train.

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