Hey Guys, just started out with the app prior to a CF comp & would like a little feed back on the HRV readings please. My graph as you can see is below and below that are explanations & questions.
Blue blocks left to right:- HRV (morning)
1) Pre comp test block - Oly lifting 93.6 2) Pre comp test block - MAP 5min x 2-3 91.2
3) Rest day - 92.8
4) Oly @80% 1RM 90.3
5) Rest Day - over reached 89.4
6) Rest Day - felt rubbish 90.6
7) Rest Day - nearly human 92.5
8) Rest Day - excited 89.6
9) Comp day 1 - buzzing 4 WODs 86.4
10) Comp day 2 - dumped before 1st WOD 71.6
11) Rest Day 80.2
I willing pushed myself into over-reaching & then took 4 days of rest, prior to the 2 day Crossfit competition. My HRV readings gradually started to fall from Friday to Saturday morning but i was high as a kite. Im guessing i had started to head into my Sympathetic system (fight or flight) here? I completed 4 WODs on Saturday and slept real well in the night.
My Sunday reading was off the chart red & i felt myself dump just before the 1st WOD & it was hell. everything was heavy heavy heavy and i felt sluggish. Did my Sympathetic system 'burn out' so to speak & my parasympathetic system just take over?
Interestingly my girlfriends HRV stayed constant throughout the whole comp, dropping only a little on the Sunday. She has a much better aerobic base than me (as a former marathon runner) and i'm guessing this has helped her body's ability to remain in homeostasis?
Many thanks for any feed back. The books awesome by the way & i'm learning loads.