Krush Performance: The Krush Brain Game (Pt. 2)

KP - PHOTO FOR RI SHOWIs the brain a top priority for human performance? Is it something that should be addressed before we go on to train and develop strength, speed, or power? Or, should it be addressed before we even focus on skill, talent, and technical and tactical work? Welcome to our special Krush Performance series called, “The Brain Game.”

We are digging down deep trying to get a better idea of what brain performance is all about and how exactly do you define “the brain” in terms of human performance.

As it stands, we currently have four priorities that we feel must be addressed first & foremost if we are truly going to attack and even raise the potential of our athletes & performers. They are:

  • Sleep, Rest & Recovery
  • Nutrition & Hydration
  • Posture & Range of Motion
  • Movement

After these four are in order, we can then go on to attack the complete development of our athletes…..OR CAN WE?

The brain is a huge piece of the performance puzzle and new advances in technology are not only allowing us to map and track brain performance like never before but it’s also allowing us to train the brain in real-time and in ways that we have NEVER been able to until recently.

We’ve been talking with some of the top people in the world in order to decide if the brain should be classified as one of our top priorities for pushing human performance forward and today, we talk with Dr. Erik Peper, Professor of Holistic Health at San Francisco State University. Dr. Peper is an international authority on biofeedback and is the President of the Biofeedback Federation of Europe.

We’ll discuss the brain-body connection it is a two-way street and we look at how technology is set to launch us into the next level of understanding the brain and influencing brain performance.

It’s an incredibly exciting time in human performance.

Follow our series, “The Brain Game,” at Krush and let us know if you think the brain should become a top 5 priority in human performance.

This is such an important conversation. The series may be two episodes, it may be more.

Your feedback, questions, and comments will guide the series and we will not stop until we have a consensus. Should the brain be a top priority in setting the stage for human performance?

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