Heart Rate Variability Useful in Monitoring Fitness and Training Responses in Tactical Athletes

by Kimberly Allen, CSCS, TSAC-F and Robert L. Herron, CSCS,*D
TSAC Report September 2016
Vol 45, Issue 1


HRV is thought to provide objective insight into understanding fatigue, “trainability,” and “readiness” to perform in athletic populations. Evolving access to HRV data may enhance the understanding of individualized fitness and training responses in tactical athletes.

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This article originally appeared in TSAC Report, the NSCA’s quarterly, online-only publication geared toward the training of tactical athletes, operators, and facilitators. It provides research-based articles, performance drills, and conditioning techniques for operational, tactical athletes. The TSAC Report is only available for NSCA Members. Read more articles from TSAC Report 



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Kimberly E. Allen is a doctoral student at the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama, where she re ...

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