• 01:06

    What is Heart Rate Variability?

    in Health

    HRV is a measure of the patterns embedded in the heartbeat and a reflection of the autonomic nervous system. The nervous system, heart rate, blood pressure regulation and respiration are under control of autonomic nervous system. HRV is an excellent indicator of many health parameters.

    Join us as we talk with Ronda Collier, CEO and CO-Founder of SweetWater Health.  Ronda has more than 25 years of experience in high technology product  development with a proven track record of delivering leading edge consumer electronic products within both privately held startups and Fortune 500 corporations.  She has spent the last 3 years as an independent scholar researching non-invasive health monitoring techniques to improve overall personal well being.  This research led to the founding of SweetWater Health LLC in 2010.  

    SweetWater Health is a revolutionizing mobile health monitoring and stress management by combining proven medical research techniques with the latest mobile computing technological advances. 


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  • 00:58

    Heart Rate Training - Questions and Answers

    in Sports

    This is the show where we cover everything you need to know to get the most out of training with heart rate. You’re first 5K, Marathon, Triathlon, setting a new personal record or simply getting in great shape discussed LIVE with our host Richard Diaz.


    We invite our guests to call in and pose questions regarding anything to do with heart rate training for sport or fitness. Be one of the lucky callers who ask the best questions and win a free MIO LINK.  Remember, there are no dumb questions!  If it matters to you, it matters to us.

  • 01:03

    The Benefits of Monitoring Heart Rate for Endurance and Speed

    in Sports

    Anyone who exercises or is training for a Marathon or Triathlon needs to listen to this show. Richard Diaz and guest Dr. Harry Pino, Clinical Exercise Physiologist, discuss the benefits and methods of effective heart rate training and why you should do it. 


    Dr Pino is a practicing East Coast Physiologist who performs VO2 max tests on athletes to prescribe effective heart rate specific training programs.  Our host, Richard Diaz is a West Coast Clinician and coach with 20 years’ experience prescribing training programs for athletes based on the VO2 max testing he performs.  This is East meets West, a coming of minds on the topic of heart rate specific training.  How best to conduct the principals of training for endurance and speed, what to expect and all details in between.  This show is perfect for anyone interested in health and fitness or competition in any sport.

  • 00:59

    Changing the Game of Heart Rate Training with Liz Dickinson

    in Sports

    Interview with Liz Dickinson, founder of MIO Global, who revolutionized the fitness industry by developing the first continuous heart rate monitor without the need of a chest strap.  The Mio Alpha is the most innovative training tool in Fitness today. 


    Our host Richard Diaz was able to catch up with her to have her share her story on how against the odds was able to do what no other heart rate monitor manufacturer was able to do before.  She conquered the “Holy Grail of Heart Rate Training”, being able to provide EKG accurate “continuous” heart rate without the need of a chest strap.  Anyone who has aspired to train with heart rate knows the frustration in dealing with a chest strap, especially women runners.  If you plan to train for an endurance event, your first marathon or simply train for fitness, this is an interview you don’t want to miss.

  • 00:48

    Heart Rate Variability

    in Fitness

    In this week’s episode of Stark Naked Radio, brought to you byStarkTraining.com, Brad Davidson and Todd Vande Hei interview Joel Jamieson of Bioforce HRV.  Joel delves into the details of the autonomic nervous system and how learning how to manage it’s relationship with stress, you’ll be able to perform better as a business person or an athlete.  They also discuss heart rate variability and brain function, and how your body perceives stress.For more information on the Bioforce HRV go toStarkTraining.com/hrv Book recommendation:  Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers 
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  • 00:48

    Training with Heart Rate

    in Sports

    Training with heart rate is a confusing topic with endurance athletes. Our host Richard Diaz is an expert in the art of heart rate training. Listen as he and his guest, Mike Rouse, a seasoned Ultra runner, discuss the benefits of heart rate training.
    Why is it important to monitor heart rate while training? What are the benefits? How can we determine what is the appropriate intensity to follow? All these and many more questions will be answered during our series on heart rate training.

  • 00:30

    The Heart Rate Training Series - Episode Two

    in Sports

    This is the second of a 4 part series on Heart Rate Training for Runners. Listen as our host Richard Diaz, helps you establish critical elements of training and an easy way to effectively check your progress leading up to your next marathon.


    Now we get into the nuts and bolts of using heart rate in your training. You will learn when and how to apply aerobic conditioning, how to incorporate effective intervals, how they work together and what time trial mean to your training program here on The Natural Running Network.

  • 00:48

    The Heart Rate Training Series - Episode One

    in Sports

    This is the first of a 4 part series on Heart Rate Training for Runners. If you don’t train with heart rate, after listening to our host Richard Diaz, you will. Training for your first Marathon or Half Marathon? He’ll teach you to train smarter not harder!


    Why is heart rate training so important? What will heart rate training do for me? Is there an easier less confusing way to train with heart rate? All of these questions will be answered over the next four episodes here on The Natural Running Network.

  • 00:30

    Heart Rate Training Part II

    in Sports

    This is our second installment of “Heart Rate Training” for runners. This episode covers the first steps in establishing your program, how to determine heart rate to build marathon endurance and motor skills. This piece of the puzzle you won’t want to miss!

  • 00:35

    The Heart Rate Training Series - Episode three

    in Sports

    This is the 3rd episode of our series on Heart Rate Training for Runners. Listen as our host Richard Diaz, helps you better understand the benefit of Anaerobic Training, which he commonly refers to as “The Dark Side” a key element of your marathon training.


    Anaerobic training or lactate tolerance training is a kin to taming a wild animal. You will learn when and how to apply and get the most out of these winning training sessions here on The Natural Running Network.

  • 00:34

    Heart Rate Training for Runners Part III

    in Sports

    In our first 2 segments of Heart Rate Training for Runners, we covered the basics concepts; why it is wise to use heart rate, and how to perform an initial set up. In part 3 Richard Diaz explains how to employ the critical elements of a sound training program.
    How much aerobic base training vs. skill is needed early in your marathon training and how to make the correct decisions moving forward? When the time is right to begin adding more intensity workouts and how the time trials provide the feedback you need to stay on track. All these questions and more will be covered. This is a show you don’t want to miss!

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