Monitoring heart rate variability during competition preparation in a national level powerlifter with cerebral palsy: A case report

Andrew A Flatt, M R Esco


Heart rate variability (HRV) monitoring has been shown to be effective for guiding programming and evaluating individual training adaptation in endurance athletes. However considerably less attention has been given to strength and power athletes, particularly in disabled populations. The purpose of this case study was to observe the HRV trend of a high level powerlifter with cerebral palsy throughout a 4-week competition preparatory period in response to varying training load. Details of the training program, training load, daily and weekly HRV changes and performance are described. 


Cardiac-parasympathetic, strength, monitoring, case study

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