NEURO-EXERCISE & TRAINING
Train & Boost
Neural focused training enables improved
performance under pressure
focus & concentration
better decision making
Nerve plasticity like physical flexibility can be improved.
'muscle memory'. is in fact Neural Memory
React quicker, see quicker, process plays quicker, and acquire and retain new skills.
Integrating into the athletes normal routines
Customised & Real World
Phased to training status
'based in science,
at home in sport
Muscle memory is now regarded as a Memory of Neural Pathways generated by neuroplasticity
Neuro-Power achieved through periodisation based upon Neurogenesis and Optimal Neural Stimulation to Muscle
Neural Priming and cognitive ability supercharges training and performance. Supports Fast twitch fibres
Neuro-Sports supports Slow twitch and fast twitch nerve development and concentration
NEURO TARGETED EXERCISE
Exercise programmed to
"upgrade neural transmitters"
Skill twitch (cognition)
Integrated into normal
strength and conditioning programs
Stimulate BDNF (Brain)
Stimulate NGF (Motor Muscle)
Think of training the neural system in the same way as you train your muscles.
Exercise strategies can enhance the neural networks enhancing skill acquisition and performing under stress conditions.
Neuro-training is based upon the science of
neuro-genesis, the generation and creation of new neurons) and
neuro-plasticity (synaptic plasticity, or alterations to the strength of already existing synapses).
The benefits are:
• Decreased neurological stress and ability to 'focus' or get 'in the zone'
• Prevention of neurological conditions including recovery from trauma/concussion
• Increased energy, focus and attention
• Faster reactions, speed of sensory and motor function
• Improved cognition and decision making
• Improved blood circulation and muscle innervation
• Decreased ‘brain fog’
It is believed these benefits arise from exercise delivering
1 oxygen saturation and angiogenesis (blood vessel growth) occur in areas of the brain associated with rational thinking and as well as social, physical and intellectual performance.
2 drops stress hormones and increases the number of neurotransmitters like serotonin and norepinephrine, which are known to accelerate information processing.
3 upregulates neurotrophins (brain-derived neurotrophic factor, insulin-like growth factor, and basic fibroblast growth factor). These support the survival and differentiation of neurons in the developing brain, dendritic branching, and synaptic machinery in the adult brain (ibid).
For more detail on how brain-derived neurotrophic factor > read more:
Over-exercise can have a negative effect.
Exercise smart based on neuro-science.
Every 1.5 to 2 hours, the brain goes through stages of performance and productivity. In the first stage, cognition can work at a remarkable pace, thanks to the release of sodium and potassium ions that regenerate the brain’s electrical signals.
If a person continues to work on the same task, it is likely that they will experience decreased focus low productivity. This is because to continue working at the same pace, the brain needs new ions to ‘refuel,’ similar to how a long-distance athlete needs fuel between workouts.
Rules: pulsed exercise works on a neuro-physiology as well as muscular level. The basis on exercise physiology is based on the mitochondrial physiology.
A Look at How Exercise Reprograms the Brain and Neural Networks.
As we have seen, the brain is capable of producing new neurons. This is in part because of its neuroplasticity – its ability to continuously regenerate itself.
When a person learns a new skill, interconnected neural circuits form and connect with each other through different points of contact (the synapses).
Over time, if the person persists in the learning of that skill, the synaptic communication between the neurons will be strengthened.
Kolb & Gibb (2010) write how “a better connection between the neurons means that the electric signals travel more efficiently when creating or using a new pathway. Exercise promotes the growth of neurons in the ventral hippocampus, so people who exercise tend to be able to handle stress better.
What is the hippocampus, exactly? The hippocampus is a deep part of the brain responsible for learning and memory, and it seems to be activated during physical activity.
During physical activity, the flight-or-fight system is activated; this creates the same preconditions that overwhelm the hippocampus.
Why is exercise good for the hippocampus if it still floods the system with a neurological cocktail?
The difference is that the neural growth that develops during exercise involves the growth of specific neurons that release GABA neurotransmitters. These GABA neurotransmitters prevent other neurons from firing so easily. In other words, they help your brain understand real threats from excessive neuron firing.
Dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin are like the three musketeers of brain messengers. The ‘feel-good’ sensation immediately after exercise? If so, you may have experienced the phenomenon known as the ‘runner’s high.’ It is a temporary euphoric state that typically involves elated, contented feelings and a general sense of well-being.
The flood of these neurotransmitters feels incredible, and is worth the temporary drudgery of “working out.”
“Think of your brain as a muscle supported by smart exercise and nutrition."
“The smarter you working out, the bigger and stronger your hippocampus and prefrontal cortex gets. This is important because the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus are the two areas that are most susceptible to neurogenerative diseases and normal cognitive decline in aging.”