A frequent “poster”, Geneticsynergy has created a cool web-based app to chart CNS fatigue-readiness based on my previous tip on workout regulation.
Here is the app:
To recap how I want you to use it: record your click number over 10 and 20 seconds (the app does it for you) pre and post workout.
The higher your pre-workout number are, the more activated the nervous system is, which should allow you to perform at a higher level and do more work. If you notice that there is a sudden drop on one day, it means that the CNS is not in an optimal state of readiness and that you will need to perform more activation work and do less actual intense work to not burn out the CNS even more.
You also want the post-workout number to be higher (or at least equal) to the pre-workout number. This indicate that your gave the body a good stimulation but that you didn’t drain the CNS with your workout.
If it is a bit lower don’t freak out, but if there is a singificant (15% drop or more) then I would take it easy the next workout and plan better in the future.
It would be very cool if some of you started a training log (in the log --) training log section) and actually post their daily pre and post number along with their appreciation of how the workout went.