You have unique reasons for running – perhaps to compete with yourself or others, be fit, manage weight or stress, socialize or be alone, accomplish something in an otherwise frustrating day, train for other sports or just enjoy yourself.
Beginner or expert, your training likely emphasizes cardio and metabolic conditioning often through repetitive mileage. You might have added some strength, speed, and energy system training with varied pace and duration and some time in the gym. As your training load increases, you may focus on flexibility, nutrition and recovery to be able to train more. All of this increases your physical fitness (capacity to run), eventually with diminishing returns.
And yet you may still feel like running is too hard, that your progress has plateaued, that you are in a never-ending cycle of injury and recovery, or maybe you just aren’t performing at your best. What you may be missing is NeuralTraining™. It’s said that 90% of endurance sports is mental. Then, why is 90% of endurance training physical? We have known for some time that the same brain that enables us to run in in the first place also holds back our performance to protect us. Navy SEAL instructors estimate that people have used only 40% of their resources when they feel they need to quit. NeuralTraining™ is about getting access to those remaining resources, to all the fitness that you’ve earned.
You may be thinking that NeuralTraining™ is a grueling mental toughness and motivation program that would make a SEAL ecstatic. While there is an element of that in NeuralTraining™, the bulk is sensory training, brain activation, respiratory training, and threat management, which requires much less effort and has huge benefits. NeuralTraining™ is about working smarter not harder. It’s about taking the brakes off. And the results can be quite quick and dramatic. We helped an athlete improve his already impressive 36” vertical jump by 4” after one minute of visual drills! We can help you too.