Hello My Friends,
MOAR Paul Chek for you
Paul Chek has a stability drill that is done kneeling on a swiss ball and holding for a set period of time. Depending how many times the athlete falters or falls – or doesn’t – reflects a state of readiness, or preparedness for physical activity (aka. your ability to handle load -or nor – on a given day due to nervous system fatigue).
Once a base line is set to compare against, such a Neuro-Test is a valuable tool that can be used as a guide to the work load(set/rep/volume) and complexity of your workout.
All this is assuming you are tying to stay away from neurological fatigue.
Some people cannot balance on a swiss ball even for a second!
a few things are needed:
- A subjective questionnaire which qualifies and quantifies your mood / sleep quality / Libido? etc… (others?) – based on the responses to these questions you will get an appropriate work load for your workout
- A more accessible Neuro-Test; suggestions include ‘ICS’ eye drills, crawling, or any complex movement that requires coordination.
‘ICS‘ = In Challenging Stance
- this can mean any variety of posture: kneeling / standing / feet together / inline / single leg etc…
Eye Drill = such as : VOR / Object Tracking / letter ball (a catching drill)
Try this: stand on your non-dominant leg. put your hand out in front of you and stare at your thumb. rotate your head (chin over shoulder) side to side 10 times while keeping your eyes fixed on your thumb. – tricky, isn’t it?
use the above as a base line – some days, when you suck it and keep falling over, it is probably a sign that you should cut a set or 2 as well as a rep or 2 on each set – in order to stay out of neurological fatigue.
“Chek” out the ‘the Red-Yellow and Green of Exercise’ :
—-last thing from Paul Chek—-
Sorenson Test :
Our man Chek believes an individual with balanced Tonic/Phasic musculature should be able to hold this ‘Sorenson’ position for 4 whole minutes.
Lastly, Chek’ out the 3 part video series called the “the Red-Yellow and Green of Exercise” for further information on workout preparation:
(p.s. no one expects you to read the article provided in the link)