The Physical Performance Show: Dr Dan Plews, Applied Exercise Physiologist, Endure IQ Founder; HRV Guided Endurance Training

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In episode 318 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Dr Dan Plews around HRV Guided Endurance Training in this Expert Edition.

Dan Plews is an Applied Exercise Physiologist and one of the most sought-after scientific minds regarding endurance sports on the planet. Dan completed his PhD in 2013 on Heart Rate Variability (HRV) with a thesis titled ‘The Practical Applications of Heart Rate Variability’. Dr Plews has been studying heart rate variability for over 10 years, has published 15 papers and has been cited over 1800 times in the Scientific Literature.

Dr Plews has worked closely with athletes who have won more than 25 World and Olympic titles. Dan has coached multiple Ironman Triathletes to the coveted sub 8hr mark and recently has taken over the reins of coaching Javier Gomez. Dan is a very accomplished endurance athlete having set the Ironman age group World Championship course record in 2018 in 8:24:36.

Dan has founded Endure IQ, an online long course endurance community providing online courses, a training squad and one to one coaching. One of the courses is Athlete Monitoring in Long Distance Triathlon and within that there are two modules on heart rate variability.

To listen to Episode 318:


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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Welcome Back Dan
  • Dan talks about his PhD
  • Endure IQ Modules & Courses
  • Definition of Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
  • How HRV is Measured and Data Collected
  • HRV Guided Training
  • HRV Training and Adaptation
  • HRV for Health
  • Listener Q&A

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To follow Dr Dan Plews

Instagram:  @theplews
Twitter:  @theplews1
Website: Plews and Prof

Website: EndureIQ
Instagram:  @endure_iq
Twitter: @EndureIq
Facebook: @EndureIQ
YouTube: EndureIQ

Episode 213 of The Physical Performance Show – Heat Training & Acclimation for the Endurance Athlete
Episode 256 of The Physical Performance Show – ‘High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) for Endurance Athletes’


Publication: The practical application of heart rate variability

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