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Category: Sports

Does Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback Enhance Executive Functions Across the Lifespan? A Systematic Review

Published on: 23-08-2021

The scope of this systematic review was to summarize the existing literature on the effects of heart rate variability biofeedback (HRV-BF) on executive functions (EFs) across the lifespan. Specifically, it aimed to investigate the factors that may affect the efficacy of HRV-BF interventions, such as the study population, duration and intensity of the intervention, or the technical equipment. This review was conducted according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Studies that


The effect of HRVB training on young soccer players' skill performance

Published on: 23-08-2021

The present study aimed to evaluate the influence of heart rate variability biofeedback (HRVB) training on selected soccer skills performance. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of HRVB on soccer players’ reactive motor skill test (RMST), sprint time, reactive agility, passing time, and passing accuracy. Participants of this study were Malaysian high school soccer players (n = 32), with mean age of 15.21 ± 1.85, who were assigned randomly into two groups: Experimental groups and control group. Each group had 16


Increasing Performance of Professional Soccer Players and EliteTrack and Field Athletes with Peak Peakperformance Training and Biofeedback: A Pilot Study

Published on: 19-10-2016

The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the effects of an intervention consisting of mental coaching combined with either electro encephalogram (EEG) alphapower feedback or heart rate variability (HRV) feedback on HRV, EEG outcomes and self-reported factors related to stress, performance, recovery and sleep quality in elite athletes. A prospective pilot study was performed with two distinct cohorts. Soccer players were provided with four sessions of mental coaching combined with daily HRV biofeedback (Group A); track and field