Sports Psychology Interventions
At The Psychology Group, we use a combination of approaches to help athletes. Such as technology, visualization, cognitive restructuring and behavioral approaches to help optimize performance on and off the field. If you would like to improve your athletic performance on the field, contact us today for a free consultation.
Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Training
An effective tool in helping athletes train themselves to get into the “the zone,” which is especially useful in high pressure, competitive situations. Athletes can overcome performance anxiety and train themselves to be in a state of “flow” during evaluations, tryouts, and high stakes competitions.
HRV seems to be correlated with recovery status, capacity for high intensity training, and optimal strength gains. Some research even suggests that HRV guided training can help predict illness (pulmonary and respiratory) and injury (this study is not yet replicated in humans). HRV guided training can be a useful tool for the following:
- Maximizing recovery
- Planning higher intensity training days
- Predicting the best endurance performance days
- Predicting higher VO2 max