Managing Heart Rate Variability (HRV) For Optimal Performance with Don Moxley

APR 15, 202453 MIN
The Jay Campbell Podcast

Managing Heart Rate Variability (HRV) For Optimal Performance with Don Moxley

APR 15, 202453 MIN


In this episode, Jay interviews Don Moxley, the Director of Applied Science at Longevity Labs and a seasoned expert in sports performance and exercise physiology.

They discuss heart rate variability and its significance in optimizing performance and health. Don shares real-life examples of how monitoring HRV can lead to better training outcomes and performance results. They also discuss how restorative measures like red light therapy, mobility work, and sleep hygiene can further optimize HRV and produce even better results.

Tune in if you want to gain insights into how monitoring HRV can revolutionize your training approach – reducing stress, improving recovery, and helping your body adapt to the variability of life faster and more effectively.

"Energy is what keeps us going…we don't die when we run out of time. We die when we run out of energy."

– Don Moxley


What You'll Learn From This Episode

  • Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and Athletic Performance – Learn about the significance of HRV in sports performance and how Don uses HRV monitoring to produce better outcomes for his athletes.
  • Importance of Light Therapy – Gain an understanding of how light therapy can positively impact both longevity and performance, by increasing cellular energy levels.
  • Optimizing Performance Through Better Recovery – Learn why most performance gains are made outside of the training room, and how most athletes are holding themselves back by underinvesting in recovery.
  • Medical Applications of Cannabis – Educate yourself about how CBD and THC can relieve pain and reduce inflammation, leading to improvements in overall well-being.
  • Spermidine and Autophagy – Learn about Don’s latest project and how spermidine promotes autophagy to improve cellular health and promote longevity.


Key Moments In This Conversation

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:04:06 – The Powerful Impact Of Red Light Therapy
  • 00:10:18 – The Limitations Of The Modern Education System
  • 00:14:39 – How Don Started Studying HRV & Athletic Performance
  • 00:29:32 – How Don Uses HRV Monitoring To Train Elite Collegiate Wrestlers
  • 00:40:56 – Scientific Research Supporting The Health Benefits Of Cannabis
  • 00:44:42 – How Spermidine Promotes Autophagy And Improves Longevity
  • 00:52:13 – Closing Thoughts & Don’s Resources


Guest Bio

Don Moxley is the Director of Applied Science at Longevity Labs and the developer of HRV Plus from Mode and Method. He has a background in sports performance and college education, having served as a sports scientist at Ohio State University, where he worked with elite athletes across various sports and disciplines.

Don’s research and practical experience have made him a highly-regarded expert in the fields of sports science and health optimization. Elite performers who are looking to dial in their training, improve their recovery, and perform at their very best should be taking notes.

Learn more about Don and his work at


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