How Mental Energy affects Heart Rate Variability

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In a previous article we’ve discussed how heart rate variability (HRV) can measure your recovery. We mainly looked at the effect of a workout on HRV. In general we concluded that a hard workout lowers your…

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Improve sport performance by 22% using placebo effect

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A placebo effect can have large effects on sports performance and can even activate similar processes in the body as the active ingredient. A placebo can be a pill or treatment without an active ingredient. It…

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Do sports massages improve performance and recovery?

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Do sports massages improve strength-, sprint- or endurance performance? And what is the effect on flexibility, fatigue and recovery? Every professional athlete uses sports massages, but is there any evidence to back this up? Let’s find…

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Hyperventilation during exercise improves recovery

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Breathing fast or hyperventilation is a strategy to improve recovery after exercise. But does this also improve performance? Let’s find out! When exercising at a high intensity, muscles acidify and pH decreases. You probably heard of…

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Stomach ache and competitive anxiety

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Nothing is as frustrating as a bad day at the day of your sport event. You carried out your training plan in detail and you gave up every bad habit for this moment. But then during…

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Active or Passive recovery: which works best?

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The acute effect of a high intensity interval, strength set or total workout is a decline in fitness. We become fatigued. Key to making progress is therefore at least partly in recovery. Although recovery sounds very…

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How to measure recovery: Heart Rate Variability.

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After every training session, your fitness declines. It sounds cruel but it’s true. Key is to recover from this workout and get fitter. But how much recovery is enough and how much recovery is too much?…

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Silent fitness. A new trend in group workouts?

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Who doesn’t like a nice beat during his or her workout?! Music can get you fired up, ready to give that extra push during exercise. Music can also help you cool down by getting relaxed and…

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