Hope you are off to a great start this a.m.! Yesterday was a fun day for me getting back to speaking, now it was virtually, but I love presenting. It allows me to reach more people and spread a message of hope and motivation…oh and I made them sweat a little.
In part of my presentation, I introduced our warm-up that we do in our facility. It is totally different than anything you have ever seen. To help them see the immediate effects of our warm-up I had the audiences do an activity.
I had everyone stand up and reach for their toes…take note of how far they went and how it felt. Then I had them stand back up and do 10 true belly breaths.
(I encourage you to try this.)
Try to touch your toes…then stand back up and do 10 true belly breaths were your shoulder doesn’t rise and you put your hand on your belly and you feel it move. 10 breaths.
Then go back down and touch your toes…it’s pretty cool.
This is the bodies response to stress.
We are in a world of constant stress, and our bodies find a way to meet those priorities by creating harmful compensation patterns.
The days of stretching are gone.
I know that is even weird for me to write.
We now know and understand that our performance is linked to how well we are breathing and tactile input or doing wake up drills. This process is called RPR or Reflexive Performance Reset.
Let me explain another way. When we stretch, we are putting a strain on the muscle and tendon, potentially doing more harm.
When we perform our wake-up drills by rubbing our body in specific areas and we activate the nervous system.
It is called the NEUROmuscular system; notice Neuro comes first.
In the past, we would always stretch our “muscles” first, but this new information allows us to wake-up our nervous system that then communicates to the muscles on what to do.
The wake-up drills use special reflex points that reset your body out of these harmful compensation patterns. What makes RPR so unique is that you don’t need a Ph.D. in anatomy to use them.
I always share with people starting our program…hey, our warm-up is different. I know first hand how RPR has impacted myself. I went from chronic injury pain…this is just part of how you feel day today to finally feeling alive again in my workouts.
As a byproduct, these techniques have helped reduce stress and anxiety as well.
If you have felt plagued by injuries, let us know…we can help and show you another way to get optimal performance out of your body.
You do not have to live in pain and these techniques are so easy to do.
Have an awesome day,