Advanced HRV Training, Recovery Hacks, Modern Concussion Protocols, & The Future of Fitness Tech

  |   EP29   |   84 mins.

Chantea Goetz

Heart rate variability (HRV) training has come into vogue over the last few years. But do you know how to actually use it? Chantea is a master of HRV.

In this episode, you’ll learn how to use biofeedback training to perform at your peak, what many practitioners don’t know about optimizing your HRV, and the futuristic fitness technologies that get you better results in less time.

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About Chantea Goetz

Chantea Goetz researches, writes, speaks, and coaches on health and human peak performance and competes as an NPC Figure Competitor. Chantea’s coaching practice includes working with athletes, entrepreneurs, and executives on their mental skills and overall well-being. Chantea has written numerous articles and published, Biohacking the Brain for Success and appears in numerous vlogs. Currently, Chantea works for Functionised, where she is a peak performance coach for some of the world’s top executives on a broad range of issues.

Top things you’ll learn from Chantea

  • Why you should break up long exercise sessions
  • The importance of starting the day with proper supplementation and hydration
  • Some of her favorite technologies in her lab
    • ARX
    • Tonal
    • CAR.OL
    • Vibe Plate
    • AVE
  • Her supplement staples
    • Amino acids
    • Creatine
  • Blood testing is often the first step before working with clients (I use a service called InsideTracker, see my review here)
  • Graston instrument useful to diagnose tissue scar tissue dysfunction
  • HRV biofeedback makes changes at the root level
    • Used by elite athletes and high-profile executives
  • Other forms of biofeedback
    • Skin temperature
    • Heart rate
    • Blood volume pulse
  • How to optimize your HRV using resonant frequency breathing
    • SDNN is the best algorithm
    • Tapping into your intuition versus blindly following metrics
    • Finding your optimal resonant breath rate
  • The paradox of breathing where exhales longer than inhales sometimes do not activate the parasympathetic relaxation response
  • The role of self-talk in performance outcomes
  • Follows a “high-information” diet
  • Health benefits of using a vibration plate
  • Red light therapy for
    • Stem cell production
    • Collagen synthesis
    • Mood boosting
    • Combatting SAD
    • Burning body fat
  • Latest protocol to recover from a TBI/concussion fast
    • Know that men and women experience TBIs differently
    • Hydration
    • Cut out sugar
    • Exogenous ketones (we like KetoneAid)
    • Biofeedback
    • AVE (David Delight Pro)
    • Not sitting in a dark room all day
    • Stimulating the brain in healthy ways (no screens)
    • Hand-eye coordination and working on re-establishing equilibrium
      • Crawling on the floor, puzzles, coloring, etc
    • Moving as much as possible
    • Peptides

Resources mentioned

  • Gear: Luminousred Light Therapy Panels (see my Luminousred Model 2 Pro review here)
  • Gear: KAATSU Bands
  • Gear: David Delight Pro
  • Gear: emWave 2
  • Gear: Alive Biofeedback
  • Gear: InsideTracker Blood Testing (see my full review of the service here)
  • Supplements: KetoneAid Exogenous Ketones or C8 MCT Oil
  • Article: Best Red Light Therapy Panels
  • Article: How to do Super Slow Strength Training for Beginners
  • Teacher: Dr. Paul Lehrer
  • Teacher: Oscar Wilde

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This podcast is brought to you by

Nick Urban is a Biohacker, Data Scientist, Athlete, Founder of Outliyr, and the Host of the Mind Body Peak Performance Podcast. He is a Certified CHEK Practitioner, a Personal Trainer, and a Performance Health Coach. Nick is driven by curiosity which has led him to study ancient medical systems (Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hermetic Principles, German New Medicine, etc), and modern science.

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Music by Luke Hall

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