If you are a driver or a coach here is a simple technique that you should know to help you get the best results possible!
1) Brain Integration Technique For Massive Performance Improvement!
This article is going to demonstrate one way that will help your driving immediately – low impact, super easy exercise that focuses totally on the mind and integration of your brain.
Firstly, what’s the basic idea behind brain integration?
Just like we have a dominant hand (either left or right handed) we also have a dominant side of our brain (either left or right hemisphere) and although we can function at a very high level operating from one half of our brain it does not give us the full picture.
That is where brain integration comes into play. If we can activate both the right and left hemispheres of our brain it helps us to get into the zone so that we are able to drive the car at the unconscious level.
Driving the car at the unconscious level is super important for slashing seconds off your lap times. There are several ways to train your brain to react at the unconscious level however today we are going to focus on brain integration.
Below is an activity that will begin to integrate your brain, help you to relax and ultimately reduce your lap times.
Easy Activity 1: Cross Crawls This first exercise for brain integration is very simple and can be practiced anywhere (do it often – a couple of times a day). Especially do it just before you jump in your car for practice or the race.
While standing, raise your right leg, bending it at the knee, and bring your left arm over and touch the right knee. Return to standing. Then raise your left leg and touch the knee with your right hand. Return to standing, and then continue, alternating sides. You will find yourself marching in one place while alternately touching your knees with your opposite hand.
With the exercise you can alternate the pace that you do it at to achieve different results. If you slow it down you will find it puts more stress on your sense of balance, improving it over time. If you speed it up (until you are almost running on the spot), it can be used as a pre-race warm up as well as the all important brain integration exercise.
Brain integration is an essential part of development and co-ordination, it is integral when babies are first learning to crawl as they are also integrating their brain with the cross crawl movement!
Now if you practice these brain integration activities for a minimum of 2 minutes each morning. 2 minutes each evening and definitely for 2 minutes before you jump into the race car, I promise you you will see some astonishing results.
Alright how simple is that? But it is also super powerful!
Practice this exercise – get into the habit of doing it and start noticing the difference!
Like with anything you are only going to get good at this if you practice. So get to it. If you have any questions or need me to clarify anything please do not hesitate to get in contact.
All the best,
Source by Jason R Grant