NEURO TRAINING FOR ATHLETES

THE PERFORMANCE EDGE YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR

 

Watch a highlight video of KRUSE ELITE using our neuro training approach with Division 1 Athletes at Cornell University

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We Train our "HIGH FIVE" sensory inputs to improve Athletic Performance

BREATHE, SEE, BALANCE, MOVE, FEEL

What are the benefits of neuro-training for athletic performance?

  • Improve body awareness & motor control
  • Stamina training for greater energy, longevity, and recovery
  • Speed & reaction time improves with how quickly you SEE & DECIDE what to do
  • Eliminate recurring aches and pains that slow your training down
  • Eliminate mistakes by training your onboard balance system
  • Develop better body ownership and sense of where you are in space so your movements are more accurate
  • Sense your environment and your opponent better by how accurately you feel and respond to sensation
  • Mitigate pain fast by understanding how to choose the right drills for you

Neuro training is about training sensory inputs to improve motor outputs

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What does it mean to do neuro training for athletic performance?

We train sensory inputs to improve motor outputs

The better & faster you sense and process your environment, the better and faster you move and perform.

Sensory inputs we train in an athletic environment:

  • Respiration
  • Vision
  • Vestibular
  • Auditory
  • Receptor Stimulus via movement precision
  • Peripheral Nerves
  • Sensation Training 

(image credit: this is a slide from the Zhealth Performance curriculum; The leading company in applied neurology education for health & performance)

What are some sensory inputs that we train?

BREATHING, VISION, VESTIBULAR, MOVEMENT, AND SENSATION TRAINING

BREATHE

  • 90% of the people we see in person and online have an issue with their breathing. This includes elite level athletes. Only about 10% of them have been diagnosed with a respiratory issue like asthma.

  • How well we breathe is directly related to our stamina and oftentimes determines the winner in any competition.

  • It's not just about cardio. How long does it take you to warm up? Do you know how to train respiratory muscles? Do you know how to manage your breath? How fast do you recover from a metabolic challenge? How long does it take you to clear metabolic waste post-training?

SEE

  • Sensory input via our visual system helps us make sense of our surroundings. The visual system is our #1 predictive system. The better your visual acuity, the better & FASTER you move and function as an athlete.

  • We're not talking about visual clarity here. We are talking about accuracy and interpretation and reaction time. How well and fast does your brain process what you see?

  • Are you seeing your opponent or a teammate in your periphery? What is important for you to look at in your surroundings? What should you not be looking at? Do moving targets make you dizzy? 

BALANCE

  • Sensory input via our onboard balance system, which is called the vestibular system, is responsible for telling us which way is up and which way we are going. 
  • The vestibular system senses every move you make through space whether you are traveling or just turning your head. 
  • Even a minor deficit in the vestibular system will compromise your balance & accuracy, especially during an athletic performance. 
  • How long can you stand on one leg without losing your balance? Now, how long can you stand on one leg, turning your head side to side, without losing your balance? Now, how long can you stand on one leg with your eyes closed while turning your head side to side without falling?

MOVE & FEEL

  • Sensory input via receptors in our joints and tissues comes from what we "feel" either through sensation or through movement itself. The skin is the largest organ and our #1 survival tool. Receptors in the skin, joints and tissues that sense movement, highly concentrated in joints but also covering our whole body, help us sense where we are and how well we are moving.
  • We also have receptors that sense light touch, pressure, warm/cold, sharp/dull, and vibration. 
  • We train receptors that sense movement & sensations through:
    • Movement Precision
    • Sensory Training
  • When your coach asks you to voluntarily correct a movement can you make the adjustment or do you need constant reminders? Is your foot landing where you think it is? How accurate are you with hitting a moving target? Do you feel the ground, your opponent, the stick in your hand?

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MEET YOUR COACHES

KRUSE ELITE was founded by partners, Taylor Kruse & Alisha Hale. They currently offer private coaching online for athletes & the general population or an online membership for coaches. They are also available for private workshops upon request.

TAYLOR KRUSE

Featured in Men’s Health, Taylor Kruse is a physical education and performance expert, motivational coach and the co-founder of KRUSE ELITE.

As a coach with 15+ years experience, Taylor has worked with thousands of people seeking help with movement quality, pain, and performance goals. He also has experience as a wrestling coach, was a collegiate wrestler, and is an active BJJ martial artist.

ALISHA HALE

A Personal Trainer and a Board Certified & Licensed Acupuncturist, Alisha Hale a health, movement, and performance expert, and the co-founder of KRUSE ELITE.

Alisha is particularly passionate about combining Acupuncture and movement coaching to help young women through their pre and post natal journey, fertility challenges, menstrual irregularities, metabolic issues, thyroid problems, pain, asthma, and allergies.

KRUSE ELITE Motto

"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times."

~Bruce Lee

We believe athletic dominance comes from mastering the basics and have designed every program we offer around the fundamentals. 

Master the basics of:

  • Breathe
  • See
  • Balance
  • Move
  • Feel 

And, watch your weaknesses become strengths, your athletic performance skyrocket, and earn greater longevity in your sport. 

 

 

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