Anthony, the reason that your HRV score was high and your readiness was amber was because you were out of you "optimal range." Remember, your HRV is based on a 7 day moving average. When we show high HRV scores and amber or red readiness, that mean we are still in the recovery process. I think you were still recovering from the amber and red a couple of days prior.
Check out the HRV Training Guide because Joel talks about this exact thing. It would seem that higher a HRV score is better, well yes and no. Short term it generally means you are still recovering (parasympathetic) but over time if you HRV score increases, that would be a sign of improved fitness/ability to handle stress.
Had the same problem, thanks useful answer. +1
PS. New here only ~6 days of data.
Hello BioForce Community -
For some reason my HRV is high (82) but readiness is Medium - how is this possible? I had a "green" readiness yesterday with an HRV around 76 and intentionally did a basic 40 minute cardio workout to continue recovering back to the high 70's/low 80's.
Workouts were pretty basic, run in the am, weights every other day with the exception of Saturday - I pushed myself harder because I didn't see my HRV drop enough based on my workouts (indicating I could be working out a bit harder); the Sat workout really took me down for a couple days (pushed a bit too hard). So on the 2 "Red" days following, i just walked for 30-40 minutes each day until I recovered.
The 82 with medium readiness seems backwards. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide with understanding the reading!
Attached are a couple screenshots for reference.