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The Strengths and Weaknesses of HRV as a Recovery Metric

November 22, 2016

The WHOOP physiological monitoring platform provides continuous, actionable physiological assessments and training recommendations based on proprietary and extant scientific research. One area of focus is on analyzing a user’s physiological response to exercise. An example is the measurement of heart rate recovery (HRR) after workouts. This case study reviews the theory and literary support for HRR as an important post-exercise metric, and then provides examples using WHOOP data of how the relationship between our predictions of readiness to adapt to strain (the WHOOP Recovery metric) and same-day post-workout HRR is individualized.

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