Stamina and endurance are governed by both central and peripheral factors. In this course you will explore the relationship of these fatigue mechanisms to the overall threat bucket concept, which is a foundation of much of the Z-Health curriculum. Once this is clear, it becomes evident that managing fatigue and enhancing stamina can be accomplished via a neurocentric approach.
A key ingredient in 9S:Stamina is understanding the metaboloreflex and what it means to human performance. Based on this centrally-driven process, you will spend extensive work time in this course focused on building tremendous respiratory competency – translating breathing exercises into tools that have a dramatic impact on real world performance.
Next, the goal shifts to increasing base level respiratory muscle strength through the use of specific inspiratory and expiratory muscle strengthening tools.
Finally, because much of our perception of fatigue comes from the mental tension created by peripheral processes you will take an in-depth look into the pain generated by challenging exercise and the differences between how elite and amateur athletes deal with these sensations. Using a specific set of drills you will work on enhancing your pain tolerance based on neurologic principles tied to respiration and visualization.