One of the best metrics to determine your physical fitness and your body’s readiness to perform is heart rate variability. We’re bringing you some of our top WHOOP Podcast conversations on HRV to date, detailing everything you need to know about HRV, what it signals about your body, and what you can do to optimize it. Kristen Holmes and Emily Capodilupo explain the basics about HRV (2:17), the factors that increase or decrease your HRV (5:42), and why HRV is a highly personalized metric (9:34). Dr. Bob Arnot shares how monitoring his age is helping him turn back the clock (12:54). World-renowned HRV research Dr. Daniel Plews details what you need to know about HRV patterns and why training based on your HRV is an effective strategy (16:16). Golf great Rory McIlroy and world champion surfer John John Florence talk about how tracking their HRV helps give them an edge (22:37). Jackass star Steve-O explains how mindfulness and meditation keeps his HRV higher than most (29:38), and Kernel CEO Bryan Johnson has a simple and unexpected technique that consistently increases his HRV (32:23).
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