Using the NEUBIE, we find exactly where dysfunctional neurological patterns exist. In the face of injury, your nervous system can overreact and begin using inappropriate muscle firing patterns secondary to inhibition and insult. Bodies can begin guarding using increased muscle tone, and pain can increase beyond that which was created by the injury itself. When this happens, it is nearly impossible to optimize movement strategies and effectively reduce pain. When we apply Neufit technology, results include improved function and an acceleration of the body’s natural healing. This allows the symptoms to dissipate more quickly than with traditional therapy. The same principals as those utilized for performance enhancement apply to Injury rehabilitation (see below).
An advanced understanding of pain is necessary to help overcome it. Because pain is a neurological output, it can be affected by neurological inputs. Pain is really in response to a perceived threat, and that threat can actually come in many forms. Several forms of threat can be addressed with a healthy lifestyle. Others, coming from inside the body, require a very targeted approach. For example, if the brain cannot tell precisely where all parts of the body are in space, then it doesn’t know what to do next and feels threatened. This is a deficit in “proprioception,” and is one of the major targets of our work.
You already possess tremendous speed, power, endurance, flexibility, and whatever else it is that you’re looking for in your training. The problem is that your brain is limiting you from expressing it. If you are capable of jumping 36 inches, but your brain only thinks you can safely land from 24 inches, guess how high you will jump… 24 inches. The brain’s NUMBER ONE priority is survival. Above all else, your brain wants to be sure you live to see tomorrow. That often means putting on the brakes, and limiting your performance to ensure that you don’t get injured and threaten survival.
Many generations ago, an injury meant that you’d be unable to run away from a predator and would, literally, have your survival threatened. Performance is, of course, an output. Most training systems try to change output – “push harder,” “shift your weight to that side,” “reach your arm higher in your throwing motion”. However, we know that output is dependent on inputs. If we can change the inputs, the outputs will naturally improve.
What does this actually mean? It means that strategic joint mobility drills, neurological stimulation with the NEUBIE, lots of eccentric movement with an emphasis on position, and amplifying your ability to psychologically engage can all cause outputs to improve. The net result is increased performance, and it often happens quicker than you’d think.
There are several approaches to building muscle, and they all come down to one basic premise: you have to deplete a muscle of its energy and cause break down of its structural proteins so it can grow bigger as it replenishes its energy and rebuilds its structure.
There are always two parts:
Stimulation and depletion.
Recovery and growth.
In the first phase, depletion, people have traditionally spent hours upon hours in the gym to achieve growth. With Neufit technology, we can intensify your workouts so much that you can get 2-3 hours worth of work accomplished in as little as 20 minutes.
During the second phase, it is necessary to get enough raw materials in to replenish the energy (carbohydrates and fat); and structural building blocks (protein) that are necessary to grow.