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Marco Altini – HRV4Training

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In Episode #195 Ari interviews [Marco Altini]( of [HRV4Training](—an app designed to help people get in great shape with HRV training.

Listen as Ari and JV talk about the value of HRV, how the HRV4Training app works, and how Marco got into app development.

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**Time Stamped Show Notes:**

– 27:07 – Introduction of Marco Altini

– 27:35 – HRV measurements via smartphone cameras

– 27:45 – Marco’s background

– 28:40 – Think of solutions that employ your knowledge

– 29:20 – Stress can greatly compromise Heart Rate Variability

– 29:49 – By directing light at the finger, the light reflected back into the camera can determine blood flood, heart rate, etc.

– 30:18 – Why people need to care about HRV?—it’s a strong marker of parasympathetic activity

– 31:42 – The versatility of knowing your HRV

– 33:03 – Determining the accuracy disparity between the camera-reader and a more traditional chest-reader (ECG)

– 35:30 – The advantage of simple HRV tests

– 37:40 – All ways do the HRV test at the same time, in the same position for consistency

– 38:00 – Don’t do _anything_ (even read your email) that might impact your physiology before taking a baseline test

**3 Key Points:**

1. Think of solutions that are rooted in that which you already know—it will help you save time and be more efficient.

2. Stress might be the single greatest influencer of Heart Rate Variability.

3. HRV is a wonderful marker for measuring overall health.

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