Home   |   Contact   |   Help

Get Our Newsletter
Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics, and get a FREE issue of the Performance Menu journal.

Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Training > Flexibility, Training Preparation & Recovery

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-18-2008, 01:27 PM   #1
Joe Hart
Senior Member
 
Joe Hart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Lino Lakes, MN
Posts: 328
Default CNS Recovery...

So I was googling around for CNS recovery ideas and came up with stuff that might not be applicable (ie. recovering from brain injury). So what can you do for CNS recovery? Stuff that I have seen is DHEA and sleep. There were some T-nation threads that came up, but I have a hard time reading some T-nation threads. Massage just seems to be a muscular thing, but are there CNS benefits?
Joe Hart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2008, 02:18 PM   #2
Mike ODonnell
Senior Member
 
Mike ODonnell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,596
Default

Sleep....stress reduction techniques (daily deep breathing, meditation, taking a walk in the woods, not watching TV or news at night, whatever your cup of tea is...just reducing the amount of stimulus)....I think are the top 2. That and probably limiting or cycling caffeine. Imagine not having any for a week and then having some right before a competition...you might be on CNS overdrive. (aka performance enhancing but only if cycled properly)
__________________
Fitness Spotlight
The IF Life
Mike ODonnell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2008, 05:25 PM   #3
Steven Low
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,091
Default

With what Mike said also intake of enough salts (namely potassium and sodium) which are of primarily importance for creating the nerve impulses through action potentials.
Steven Low is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2008, 09:29 AM   #4
Eric Jones
Member
 
Eric Jones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 63
Default

+ 10000000000 for sleep

I have noticed my performance and carb cravings (I think Robb has talked about this on his blog) are directly proportional to the amount or lack of sleep that i have recently gotten. Cutting out screen time before bed is truly great too.

As far as caffeine cycling goes, I figured out recently that i need to do it. i was caffeine dependent for awhile. Now I limit my self to 150mg/day on most days and take a whole week off every fourth week. This seems to work pretty well for me as a good compromise between staying alert and ready to go and recovery.
Eric Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Subscribe to our Newsletter


Receive emails with training tips, news updates, events info, sale notifications and more.
ASK GREG

Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question
WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Olympic Weightlifting Book
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
About
Help
Newsletter
Products & Services
Gym
Store
Seminars
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
Issues
Articles
Workouts
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Resources
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator