Physiology of Peak Performance (P3)
Peak performance is predicated on stability of focus. To achieve the inter-dimensional unity to deliver consistent peak performance: physical, mental, and emotional strategies all need to be developed, trained, and rehearsed in preparation for athletic or business settings.
At the outset, these strategies are trained independently, then progressively integrated with the end goal of the professional being able to respond appropriately moment to moment to any stress. Without appropriate strategies, pros risk becoming distracted and/or succumbing to negative patterns in the midst of a challenge. The outcome in these cases are reactive patterns in behaviour and emotion resulting in subpar, inconsistent, and unpredictable performance.
Physical preparation is understood as a prerequisite. Mental training is respected as the tool which focuses the delivery of physical preparation, but emotional training is what elevates both the physical and mental, replacing random success with consistent peak performance.
Professionals seeking consistent expression of their peak potential will benefit from:
- Learning about the interconnection between physiology (i.e. heart rate, breathing, muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility), and psychology (e.g. thoughts, feelings, and moods);
- Understanding the role of homeostasis and pH level in training, competing, fatigue, and how diet, stress, temperature, hydration and effort influence the body’s need to sustain homeostasis;
- Learning how to differentiate between over-reaching versus adrenal stress and neuroendocrine fatigue;
- Developing and refining introception skills (i.e. self-awareness) such that they are able to: evaluate state of mind, mood, and body, allowing the appropriate implementation of strategies to meet adversity;
- Learning techniques to challenge, reframe, and redefine definitions of success and failure so that strategies encourage engagement of adversity (as opposed to avoidance);
- Training in relaxation, goal setting, visualization and risk management;
- Breathing evaluation and retraining using biofeedback (i.e. capnography), Buteyko breathing patterns, and Carbonic Acid Training concepts;
- Kinetic chain disassociation evaluation and retraining.
By combining concepts from Rehabilitation Medicine, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Behavioural Physiology, the National Certification Coaching Program (NCCP), and Quantum Physics, athletic and business professionals will learn to overcome the challenges standing between them and their penultimate objective. Contact us with your request.