« on: April 24, 2017, 03:45:09 am »
There are many ways to gauge that your central nervous system (CNS) is getting overly taxed. This is something that guys who lift weights need to constantly be aware of and address in their programming. However, many of the cues are subjective. I think this presents a particular problem for guys with low T, sleep issues, stress/cortisol issues. Sometimes, it can be hard to distinguish what is going on. For me, I get excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and it can be easy to confuse this with fatigue (when they can be two entirely different things).
A reduction of grip strength is associated with CNS burnout. Therefore, it is a good objective measure. What I didn't realize until recently was how cheap a hand dynamometer can be. Amazon has a Camry unit for less than $30. For me, it is a very consistent measure. It may be something you want to monitor daily and just observe any fluctuations and adjust accordingly. Seeing as the cost and time to check is low, this seems to be a good bang for the buck.