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May 15, 2020

You would think being stuck at home would get me just cranking out podcast after podcast.  I am at least grateful to get the ones out when I can.  And with everyone home now, let's just be thankful the kids didn't keep bursting in on my while I was recording.  

Anyway, let's get to the episode.  I am hosting another Live Virtual OCR.  I would love for you to join me.  I talk details in the episode, but you can learn more at ocrunderground.com/virtual.  The event is Saturday, May 23rd.  I hope you can join us for this unique race.  

Being stuck at home has effected all of us in many ways.  If you think it isn't effecting your body and your training you are mistaken.  In this episode I talk about some things you should keep in mind with being stuck at home and trying to train.  

In my research review I share two really cool studies on how hyperventilating can improve your workouts.  We have talked a few times about how simply focusing on your breath can have massive impact on your performance.  Check out what they found when you focus on hyperventilating during your workouts.  

And finally I chat with Marco Altini the creator of HRV 4 Training.  I have been using this app for the last few years.  If you have been following me for a while you know how much I stress the importance of recovery.  Heart Rate Variability is a way to help manage the status of your recovery so you know if what you are doing is working.  

Marco started HRV4Training in 2012, making it a tool that is today trusted by more than 50 000, including olympic medalists and professional teams. HRV4Training is a mobile platform using advanced signal processing and data analytics to measure physiology  and quantify stress, helping athletes of all levels to better balance training and lifestyle stressors to improve performance. HRV4Training is also the first and only app that can reliably measure heart rate variability (HRV) using the phone's camera 

We discuss what HRV is exactly, how you can use it in your training, and the best ways to measure it.  Marco even shares some projects he is involved with on monitoring HRV during self isolation and its effect on the nervous system.  

Enjoy the show!

Complete show notes:  www.ocrunderground.com/episode-71

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