Peak Performance Training for Athletes

Scroll down to read more about Gold Medal Olympic Champion Beach Volleyball player, Kerri Walsh-Jennings

Peak performance is the ability to perform at one’s optimum ability, both physically and mentally.

What is Peak Performance Training?

Peak Performance Training is training designed to help the individual gain improved performance in a chosen area, whether Athletics, as in the case of Kerri Walsh-Jennings, the Arts and Artistic Expression, Business, or other areas where better-quality performance is desired. Neurofeedback therapy, which focuses directly on optimizing brain function, is very effective for Peak Performance Training. At Brain Changers, we begin with a qEEG, or Brain Map, to determine which areas of the brain need to be rebalanced for optimal or balanced performance. Once brain function has been optimized toward the norm or typical for healthy brain function, it can then be trained for “Peak Performance.”

Neurofeedback sessions for Peak Performance Training are then geared toward perfecting the way the brain integrates auditory, visual, and other incoming sensory information. This additional training further increases neuroplasticity, which encourages quicker response times and enhances the ability for more accurate decision making. Essentially, greater neuroplasticity, produced by neurofeedback, creates more finely tuned “muscle memory,” reinforcing the idea that “neurons that fire together, wire together.

Peak Performance Training for Athletes

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Neurofeedback assists Athletes in attention distribution and arousal (focus) control, enhancing self confidence, which accurately and productively contributes to their performance. Through neurofeedback training, barriers are unlocked that previously prevented achievement of full potential. Anxiety is managed, distractions are disregarded, focus is increased, thinking is clearer and even under the most stressful situations a calmness is achieved.

Professional golf trainer Ian Triggs uses neurofeedback to help his clients. On his website, he discusses how golfers are better able to get into what he calls the “quiet mind” zone or the relaxation zone. He has found improvement in concentration, focus and mental energy with the golfers who use neurofeedback.

In an interview with Liz White in January 2010, Australian golfer, Kristie Smith told White she has worked with Ian using neurofeedback with what she describes as “massive payoff” in her performance.

Gold Medal Olympic Champion Beach Volleyball player, Kerri Walsh-Jennings has been using neurofeeback to gain an edge for the 2012 Olympics. She states: “After my pregnancies my body was completely different,” says Ms. Walsh-Jennings, “my joints felt loose. My muscles felt stretched out. My sleep was off and my energy changed. Taking care of two young boys is a workout in itself. But I figured it was a good time to mold myself and become stronger than ever.”

Looking for an edge, she started Peak Performance training with neurofeedback. “My training has always focused on physical agility but brain training helps sharpen my mental agility as well,” she says.

“I like to use the analogy of always having my foot on the gas, even when the car is parked,” she says. “I’m always going on a really high level, but you’ll run out of gas that way. I needed to learn how to run really high, but then take a deep breath and come back down.”

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