Remember how athletes used to train for only a couple hours a day, with the training only being focused on their specific sport?
Can’t think back to such a time? We couldn’t either.
Those days are long gone where football players didn’t use to do weight training with the thought of “What’s the purpose of it?”. Now, no matter what sport does an athlete play, their training involves weight training. It’s just a given.
It’s because this improvement to their health enhances the athlete’s ability to obtain their targeted objectives. It adds to the overall “feel good” line of thought, and works as a motivational as well as a supportive factor.
Neurocore, a behavioral health organization based in Livonia, Michigan, is aiming to make brain training just as integral of a part of athletic training.
What is Brain Training?
Brain training is implemented through biofeedback and neurofeedback. Just like physical training, it puts the brain through some exercises to enhance functions. But unlike physical training, the brain doesn’t have to go through exertive actions such as lifting any weights.
Instead, Neurocore implements brain training by simply allowing its “trainees” to watch a movie. During this very normal movie-watching experience, the participant is connected to some monitoring equipment.
This monitoring equipment tells the scientists or brain trainers when the trainee’s mind wanders off of focus from the movie. When it does, the trainees are given biofeedback to slow their breathing or deepen it, while also being tracked by the neurofeedback equipment.
The brain then slowly settles itself back into focus. Through repeated exercises, the focus gets better and better. And as it does, the overall brain functions are enhanced as well. This translates to better athletic performance, and an optimal restorative resting experience.
Due to these reasons, Neurocore and its team are hopeful that this non-invasive brain training would be a part of an athlete’s regime soon.
Learn More: www.indeed.com/cmp/Neurocore