So a question. My understanding is that high HRV is a desirable quality for endurance athletes, however if ADHD athletes have supressed HRV why would they be predisposed to endurance?
I would agree however that many endurance and military athletes would fit the characteristics of ADHD individuals. We used to say in the army that everyone had ADHD and it’s probably true, often these individuals when regular exercise and structures were added were very capable of learning complex tasks that their school teachers would have never thought they could achieve.
It seems almost as if the exercise is self medication for ADHD? I know, as do other members of my family who show signs of ADHD, that we feel mentally healthier when we are physically fit and as such were attracted to endurance sports.