Did HRV EPOC and Training Effect all fade away

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Did HRV EPOC and Training Effect all fade away

Post by Bill » April 6th, 2020, 6:08 am


I am back after a huge long break from training.

Was training a lot between 2000 and 2006 and Suunto brought out a watch called a T6 and there was a bit of interest in things called HRV, Training Effect and EPOC.

Whats the status of all that stuff now ? There was a chap called Eddie Fletcher who wrote a C2 training booklet based on HRV, TE and EPOC.

Did all those ideas fade away or evolve into something else ?

(6+ million metres on rowing machine all my PBs were long ago)

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Re: Did HRV EPOC and Training Effect all fade away

Post by Gammmmo » April 6th, 2020, 9:45 am

When I did bike racing ending end of 2015 the people I did hear comment on HRV was that it wasn't a gamechanger as basically if you followed it you've never do any training! More recently I have heard the odd person in the media such as Ben Greenfield (podcast) extoll its virtues although you don't know whether he's being paid to take that view, really.
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Re: Did HRV EPOC and Training Effect all fade awaynother

Post by jackarabit » April 10th, 2020, 8:33 pm

Heart rate variability? Yes, and so what? Oxygen debt after exercise? Yes, but could be exercise-induced asthma. Eddy Fletcher warmup. Yes, finally something useful.
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