have any of you guys ever used the broad jump to test the neuro muscular system before workouts so just to get an ideal of how you should train that particular day. for example if u r 2-5% above ur standards train all out, 2-5% below de-load that day?
I have used this and other field tests to assess both qualitatively and quantitatively the general readiness of an athlete to perform a workout. I've played around with reaction time tests, tap testers, SLJs, VJs, as well as qualititative assessment of general movement patterns in warmup such as pelvic mobility during the dynamic warmup, balance during hurdle mobility, crispness of execution on sprint drills, etc. When working in team settings these can be difficult but I almost always try to ask how the athlete is doing and feeling and make minor adjustments if necessary. With more mature athletes I give them the opportunity to make assessments themselves via use of what I call my biodynamical index (a self assessed qualititative rating of general readiness).