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Use your breath to gain a performance advantage

Use your breath to gain a performance advantage

Editor:  Elisa Bisagno
Editorial Assistant:
Rinat Meerson, Sofia Calderon
This article has also been translated into German, French and Italian.

Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. Are you mindful of your breathing pattern? In sports, having control over one’s own breathing pattern and its regulation represents a prominent advantage. The authors draw upon empirical findings, providing an overview of the science behind voluntary breath modification and its role in Olympic athletes’ performance.

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Heart Rate Variability (HRV): How Olympic athletes can use the heart-mind connection to boost their performance

Heart Rate Variability (HRV): How Olympic athletes can use the heart-mind connection to boost their performance

In Olympic athletes, the heart and the mind team up to achieve success. This synergy can be tracked using heart rate variability (HRV). In this article, you will learn how changes in heart rhythm can boost Olympic athletes' training, help them recover from setbacks, and enhance their mental strength. Learn easy and effective techniques that tap into this heart-mind connection to help athletes perform their best at the Olympics. / more

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