Friday, May 23, 2014

Monitoring Your Nervous System

Simple Things to Monitor

Morning Heart Rate:  Does it stay the same or go up/down.  Smartphone app.

Heart Rate Variability:  Measures Rwave to Rwave.  Smartphone or chest strap.

Grip Strength:  Testing your grip with a dynamiter.

Tapping Test:  how many finger taps in certain time period.  Watch

Vertical Jump:  Chalk and measuring tape.

Broad Jump:  Tape measure

Medicine ball Toss:  Tape Measure or mark on the ceiling

Hang from a pull up bar:  Grip strength.  Watch

All of these tests provide simple measurements of central nervous system readiness and recovery.

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