TRAIN YOUR BRAIN FOR INCREASED PERFORMANCE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE GYM
At Strong Tower, we are committed to staying on the cutting edge of neuroscience research so that we can help you, your family and friends move better for life. After all, movement is linked to life itself.
THREE ESSENTIAL SYSTEMS
Vision - You truly need to see well in order to move well. Seeing well is more than simply seeing a static target while you're sitting or standing in place. We assess and address at least 5-10 key visual skills in our 1:1 setting which can impact on muscle tension, gait, posture and of course movement both inside and outside the fitness studio.
Vestibular - Located deep inside your inner ear, the vestibular system is your on board GPS for which way is up, which direction you're moving and how fast. It's key to creating positive changes like muscle tension, autonomics, balance and pain modulation. When we impact your vestibular system (which is reflexively connected to the visual system) with the proper assessments and drills, exciting things start to happen from a health and wellness standpoint.
Proprioception - This system addresses your brain maps for where body parts are in space and how fast they are moving. We work our clients through a system of multi speed and multi position joint mobility to increase the accuracy of the brain/body maps, which reduces threat levels and makes them better movers. This area involves both sensory and motor (movement) inputs and outputs.
This term describes the brain’s ability to change throughout the human life span. The past 20 years of neuroscience research has continuously disproven long-held beliefs that the brain only changed and developed during infancy and early childhood. We now know that the adult brain is not static and that major changes (whether good or bad) can and do occur as long as we are alive. This has huge implications for movement practitioners and anyone else involved in the fields of habit change OR anyone wanting to create some habit change in their own lives! This provides hope for positive learning, development, injury rehab and even recovery from brain damage.
We believe this leads us to necessitate a tri-focused training approach to maximize results for our clients in the gym (and those that practice outside the gym will see even greater change). We recognize the inseparable blend of the visual, vestibular (balance) and proprioceptive systems and thus, will address all 3 systems in your training program.
For further reading (and probably more research articles than we could hope to consume in one day) go to this link (research at the bottom of the page).
THE S.A.I.D. PRINCIPLE
The SAID principle is an acronym for ‘Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands.’ In layman's terms, this means that the brain and body will adapt to the stimuli that we give it as well as those demands that we place upon it. If we take this a step farther, we can say that the body and brain are CONSTANTLY adapting to the stimuli we provide. Your brain and body crave movement with good form, great posture, proper breathing and ample recovery. These are all concepts that we will talk about if you join us, because we understand that they are intimately ‘wired’ into your health and fitness results.This principle plays a role in our exercise and movement programming at Strong Tower as we are passionate about helping clients progress in a safe, effective and life-enhancing manner.
You will get better at those things you practice. Stop by for a 30 minute consultation and we hope to help you get better at being strong, flexible and pain-free INSTEAD OF weak, inflexible and in pain (as we see too often these days).