Antonio Robustelli – Strength and Conditioning Coach for Elite Athletes explains his findings:
My results with the NanoVi device are extremely positive. As a strength coach I have been working with heart rate variability analysis for about 10 years, trying to improve recovery and performance of my athletes in various sports (track, football, basketball, volleyball, weightlifting, boxing, martial arts, cycling, rugby and other sports).
It is clear that using NanoVi between training sessions and immediately after can improve parasympathetic activation thus enhancing recovery.
I’ve tested the NanoVi Exo device with the following technologies:
- Heart Rate Variability Analysis
- Surface Electromyography
Heart Rate Variability Testing
The most important thing to strengthen performance is the ability to recover at different levels from every workout. Heart rate variability analysis, if well used and well performed, is one of the best tools to learn about the status of the functional reserves of an athlete.
Functional reserves represent the ability of activation of the two main regulatory mechanisms: the neuro-endorcrine system and the autonomic nervous system.
Knowing the activity and balance between the sympathetic and para-sympathetic nervous system allows us to manage fatigue, rest and training loads in order to avoid overreaching, overtraining and excessive physical stress.
HRV Results for NanoVi
I’ve tested HRV before and after a 20 minute session of the NanoVi Exo and I’ve noticed an increase in parasympathetic tone (through the increase in RMMSD value in heart rate variability analysis), therefore an increase in recovery process: parasympathetic nervous system and vagal activity are responsible for the “rest & digest” process through decreasing heart rate and improving nutrient digestion and blood flow.
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