How to Use Auto-regulation to Boost Performance and Reduce Injury Risk

By djpope

October 9, 2019

auto, auto-regulation, injuries, injury, pain, Programming, rate of perceived exertion, regulation, Rehabilitation, reps in reserve, RIR, RPE

It’s time for another episode of STRONGER TV. In this episode we talk about one of my favorite topics, auto-regulation.

Here’s the thing, training isn’t the only stressor in your life. There’s traffic, work related stress, arguments, major life changes. Things happen.

On top of that our recovery isn’t always stellar. Nutrition isn’t always 100%. Sleep is the same. Sometimes 8 hours isn’t a reality.

For this reason we need a way to auto-regulate with our training. Auto-regulation is basically modifying training for the day based on your stress, recovery and basically how you’re feeling generally. This is what today’s episode is all about.

In today’s episode we go over:

  • Tips for optimizing banana consumption for performance goals
  • How auto-regulation is mandatory to modify training based on variables less stress levels, sleep and nutrition
  • How a lack of auto-regulation can create injury
  • Using percentage ranges when prescribing lifts for the day
  • Utilizing varying rep ranges based on how you feel that day
  • How to use rate of perceived exertion (RPE) to modify training based on how you’re feeling that day
  • How RPE and Reps in Reserve (RIR) can be used in rehabilitation
  • How to use RPE to help athletes with load intolerant pain
  • How to program RPE for performance

Check it out below:

That’s it! Hopefully now you have a little extra information to help you auto-regulate during training to boost performance and reduce injury risk.

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Always regulate your bananas,