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How Neuromotor Training Improves Athletic Performance
By contributing author Karl Sterling, brought to you by Exertools
Athletes work and train hard to achieve their highest level of athletic performance. They historically train to obtain optimal strength, speed,
mobility, agility, power, and reaction time. They train their bodies hard to play and win the game.
But, what about their brain and nervous systems? These systems work together in a continuous loop. Whether we are moving with
purpose and /or reactively to avoid an obstacle or falling, our brain and nervous systems control our musculoskeletal system and
movement. Essentially, the brain and nervous systems play a big role in performance.
Here's the good news. Training can be tailored to address and improve areas of performance deficiency. Specific techniques and
training strategies can be implemented to sharpen these systems and take performance to the next level.
The more the program developer focuses on correctly training these systems, the greater the chance of improving athletic performance.
This is possible because of the brain's unique ability to wire itself through a process known as neuroplasticity.
A classic example of neuroplasticity is learning how to ride a bicycle. When we first jump on the bike, we usually don't go too far. It takes
time and practice, but eventually, we're riding the bike almost effortlessly! This is because each time we get on the bicycle and practice
riding, synaptic firing patterns occur between neurons. The more we ride, the more these synapses occur between specific neurons. The
more these neurons fire together, the more they wire together. Once these neurons have firmly wired themselves together, we are now
proficient at riding the bike. You could call this your " bicycling set of neural firing pathways. "
The more we practice any skill or movement correctly, the better we get. In a nutshell, this is NeuroMotor Training. The brain and
nervous systems work together with the neuromusculoskeletal system to coordinate movement.
And, the bottom line is, NeuroMotor Training helps improve athletic performance. Continuously training the brain and nervous systems
correctly will take your game to the next level. The more you train fitness parameters in concert with sensory motor tasks, the more likely
you'll achieve your goals.
Please be on the lookout for a series of articles related to this topic in upcoming issues of the Training & Conditioning newsletter.
To learn more about NeuroMotor Training clinics and product concepts and tools, please visit www.karlsterling.com.
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T&C April/May

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of T&C April/May

Table of Contents
Editor's Letter
From Rehab to Robustness
Nutrition: Myth-Busting Nutrition Tips
Strength & Conditioning: Prioritizing Preseason Programs
2023 Tech Guide
Measuring Motion
Decreasing Injuries with Data
Tactical Transition
Developing a Strong & Powerful Base
Product Focus: NATA AT Expo Sneak Preview
Product Marketplace
Advertisers Index
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T&C April/May - Editor's Letter
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T&C April/May - From Rehab to Robustness
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T&C April/May - Nutrition: Myth-Busting Nutrition Tips
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T&C April/May - Strength & Conditioning: Prioritizing Preseason Programs
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