What does CEM stand for?

Cardiovascular Exertion Mode

What is CEM mode?

CEM mode is a performance-related biofeedback mode where the athlete needs to reach a certain Heart Rate (HR) to select the answer for the cognitive task.

How does CEM mode work?

When the stimulus is presented Soma NPT will take the current live Heart Rate (HR) and add the target HR for left and right responses.

When to use Cardiovascular Exertion mode

When you want to focus on interoception awareness.

What are the Heart Rate (HR) ranges to select a response?

Duration 3,5,10m

Left button responses = +2-5%

Right button responses = +6-10%

Duration 20,30m

Left button responses = +2%

Right button responses = +5%

How long does the athlete need to maintain the Heart Rate (HR) Zone?

3 seconds

What does the athlete need to do when CEM mode has been applied to a task?

The athlete needs to physically exert themselves to increase their Heart Rate (HR) to respond to the task.

Can I hide the live heart rate when doing a task?

Yes, tap the drill name to hide the live BPM to perceive your heart rate without biofeedback.

How do I recover if I am finding it too hard to hit the target HR?

Tap the R button on the top right for a 3-minute rest.


Physical Load Recommendations

Examples of how to apply Heart Rate Zone and cognitive training integration.

Pre Session

Perform the integrated session prior to your main physical training session.

Task Durations

  • 10 minutes

  • 20 minutes

Heart Rate Zones

  • HRZ2 60-70%

  • HRZ3 70-80%


In Session

Perform the integrated session between sets during the main physical training session.

Task Durations

  • 1 minute

  • 3 minutes

Heart Rate Zones

  • HRZ2 60-70%

  • HRZ3 70-80%


Post Session

Perform the integrated session after your main physical training session.

Task Durations

  • 10 minutes

  • 20 minutes

  • 30 minutes

Heart Rate Zones

  • HRZ2 60-70%

  • HRZ3 70-80%


Equipment

Exercise Bike

Using an exercise bike ensures you are able to maintain the required physical workload while performing your cognitive training.

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