Knowing exactly when to take a rest day is the most important factor in the success of a training plan. So with this in mind, let me ask you a question:
Does your Training Plan have built in Rest Days?
Better Question: How do you know (without a doubt) that you need a rest day on the exact day it was assigned to you?
In other words...
How do you know if your body needs a rest day before your training plan assigns one to you?
Read that again, because it's really important. (It's also the key to obtaining unstoppable results from your training plan.)
The fact is that most training plans have built-in rest days, but they literally have no idea what stresses your body has been under.
Because of this fact, your training plan's rest days are simply a guess...
...a guess day is NOT a Rest Day.
If you want to maximize your training results, then you need to know, with pin-point accuracy, when your body needs a rest day.
Because if you can do that...if you can know with pin-point accuracy when your body needs a rest day...then you have cracked the code to tremendous #gainz with any training plan.
You will become UNSTOPPABLE, because you posses the single most valuable skill any athlete can ever possess: The ability to know exactly when to train, and more importantly - you will know exactly when NOT to train.
You don't need to hire the world's greatest trainer. You don't need to go into a lab and do any crazy blood work. Shoot - you don't even really have to get out of bed.
All you need is a heart rate monitor and a smart phone. With these two tools you can start measuring your Heart Rate Variability (HRV). This takes about 3 minutes each morning.
Once you start measuring your HRV, then you're ready to start implementing The HRV Solution.
The first module of The HRV Solution will explain in detial why HRV is such an important metric in tracking your body's recovery from training stimilus. We'll dive into how training breaks your body down, and how proper recovery leaves your body stronger afterwards.
In The HRV Solution, you'll learn how to measure you HRV each and every day so that you create a reliable (and actionable!) HRV baseline. Once your baseline is established, you will litereally have everything you need in place to start making improvements to your training plan!
Stress your body feels can come in all different forms. From deadlines at work to traffic jams, and everything inbetween - the opportunities to feel stress are endless. The HRV Solution dives deep into what factors feed into poor recovery (and most importantly) provides tips on how to minimize those factors.
This is the literal battle for your heart. Your HRV is controlled by two competing nervous systems. We will teach you what these two nervous systems are, and how they're affected by life and training.
We review multiple HRV case studies that show you the wide range of proven effective use of HRV tracking. From powerlifting to endurance training, HRV has found utility with a wide range of athletes.
In fact, here's what Kevin Serre, PhD had to say about The HRV Solution:
"Dr. Nelson has put together a fantastic resource in the "The HRV Solution" that I recommend to anyone working to improve performance. In working with an Elite Military population, HRV has been essentially in monitoring and optimizing performance..."
"...Dr Nelson has taken a truly complex subject and distilled it down to simple and actionable information that anyone can operationalize immediately. I can't recommend this product enough."
As co-creator of the HRV solution, Dr. Mike (CSCS, MSME, and PhD) has spent 18 years of his life learning how the human body works, specifically focusing on how to properly condition it to burn fat and become stronger, more flexible, and healthier.
He has a PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Minnesota, a MS in Mechanical Engineering (biomechanics) from Michigan Tech and a BA in Natural Science.
Dr. Mike is an adjunct professor and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, The International Society of Sports Nutrition and the American Society for Nutrition. He has completed on going education from Z-Health as a Master Trainer, National Strength and Conditioning Association as a CSCS, Postural Restoration Institute, Anatomy Trains, the Institute of Motion and others. He's even been called in to share his techniques with top military agencies.
The techniques he's developed, and the results Dr. Mike gets for his clients have been featured in international magazines, in scientific publications, and on websites across the globe.
In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, and kiteboarding as much as possible.
Simon is a serial entrepreneur, inventor and biomedical engineer. Before he co-created The HRV Solution, Simon was an executive with Philips Electronics in the UK and Silicon Valley, having started as a pioneer researcher of digital signal processing at the BBC in London.
Simon oversees all business activities and is responsible for product development.
Simon is a competitive cyclist and has also completed a number of triathlons including Ironman distance in addition to being a biohacker.
‘It’s astonishing how often those of us who love endurance exercise flame out as a result. Overtraining is particularly common, in fact, among people who are most dedicated to their training. By some estimates, 60 percent of endurance athletes will overtrain at some point.’
-Gretchen Reynolds, NY Times columnist & author of ‘The first 20 mins’
“In my experience, a large percentage of the people who train for ten-Ks, half marathons and marathons are overtrained by the time they reach the starting line. Same with cyclists & cross country skiers. A very high percentage get into a state of fatigue they just cannot get out of”.
- Ralph Reiff, the director of St Vincent Sports Performance (and an expert on overtraining)”
“Triathletes overtrain all the time”.
- Rick Kiddle, triathlon coach, UK.