Orthostatic Test is one of the tools that help you find balance between training and recovery. The orthostatic test is based on heart rate variability (HRV) and heart rate measurement.
Your test results are components that Recovery Pro™ uses. Include this test in your weekly routine and get valuable information about the state of your autonomic nervous system.
Long-term follow up is key
Monitoring your metrics over a long period of time helps you to pinpoint cause and effect relations. Overtraining syndrome doesn’t develop in a day or two.
Heart rate and heart rate variability are highly individual and therefore a good indication of disturbances to your autonomic system.
Disturbances can be due to many different reasons. You may have trained a bit too hard, or you might not have recovered properly, you could be coming down with an illness or not getting enough rest, maybe you’ve had a stressful day or maybe you’ve been traveling in a hot climate or at a high altitude.
Build your individual baseline
When you’ve built your personal baseline you can then conduct the test weekly and plan your training accordingly. If there are sudden significant differences between your baseline averages and your test results, this can indicate that you’re not fully recovered.
Heart rate variability (HRV) measurements are scientifically accepted stress measures As your heart's responses are individual and can be caused by various factors, it may be a good idea to occasionally have an expert look at your test results.
How Orthostatic Test works
As heart rate and heart rate variability are affected by many other factors besides training, over time Orthostatic Test results can teach you to tell the difference between training-induced fatigue and fatigue caused by other factors.
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