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9S: STAMINA & SPIRIT

SOMETIMES THERE IS ONLY THE HARD WAY

9S:Stamina and Spirit begins with a simple idea – sometimes there is not an easy way, sometimes there is only the hard way. The next questions are: “What do you do?  How do you train? How does the brain respond?  Is there a smart way to train through the ‘hard way?’”

Of course there is! Stamina and endurance are governed by both central and peripheral factors. In this course you will explore the relationship of these mechanisms to managing fatigue, pain, and enhancing stamina via a neurocentric approach.

KEY PRINCIPLES AND TOPICS IN 9S: STAMINA & SPIRIT ARE:

Neurological foundations of stamina and endurance.

The central governor theory and the threat neuromatrix.

Understanding the metaboloreflex and its influence on endurance.

Critical programming concepts for different stamina needs.

Respiratory system control and strength as a key player in total fatigue management.

Mental and emotional pain control techniques of elite athletes.

Inspiratory and expiratory muscle strengthening concepts and programs.

PROGRAM

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.

OVER THESE INTENSE 4 DAYS, YOU WILL:

Learn over 40 different targeted breathing exercises.

Develop your skills in coaching respiratory exercises that make a difference in real world performance.

Explore the neurology of endurance and how stamina and motivation are intrinsically related.

Practice multiple, specific versions of inspiratory and expiratory muscle strength training.

Increase your understanding of exercise-induced discomfort/pain, and develop and practice mental strategies to rapidly improve stamina.

Develop a programming process that allows you to assess and train the critical elements of aerobic, glycolytic, and anaerobic endurance for your athletes.

Integrate the various training drills into your work with rehabilitation, general fitness, and high-performance clients.

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