1. Hey Joel,

    In trying to interpret my own HRV scores, my HRV device is on a 12 point scale. So would ANY increase in HRV score on the day following a workout be considered an improvement? For example I ran 4 miles earlier this week and my HRV score went from 9.0 the day of the run to 9.3 the day after the run.

    Also, the improvement in HRV scores 3 – 5 days following a workout, wouldn’t that be difficult to delineate a positive training effect due to other workouts that might negatively interfere with the HRV scores?

    I take my HRV readings in the mornings shortly after waking up but my runs are typically in the late afternoon which makes my post run HRV only about ~ 12 -15 hours apart not the 24 hours you mentioned in the article. Should I adjust my HRV schedule to be 24 hours post workout?

    Thank you!

    Patrick O’Flaherty

  2. Great Article. Questions… do you use these sessions the day after, immediately after or later the same day of harder sessions? Could you use these sessions as your main training if you slowly increase the weight of the strength portion once the current weight becomes really easy?

    Also what method do you use to determine Max HR (12min test, 220-age?)

  3. Great article as usual. I have a question: I’m recovering from a back injury, and I can’t strength train my back during this period, so can I skip the strength stimulation component temporarily, or maybe replace with something that doesn’t involve the back directly? Thanks ahead.

  4. Excellent article Joel. The data regarding elite soldiers is especially interesting, as this is primarily the group I work with. Can you provide a citation for the study you referenced ? I would like to use it in some of my research.

    I look forward to more information on this key fitness component.

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