Douglas Heel’s Be Activated Technique
How Activation Changes Athletic Performance
You should be exploding. Movement in the human body happens from the inside out – starting with the core. But as stress and tension accumulate over time, key muscles can “switch off” and stop doing their work. Your body will compensate, using stronger muscles to do the work of weak or non-functioning ones. The result is loss of balance, imperfect movement and over-taxed muscles that can lead to injury. And because the nervous system is affected too, under-performing athletes show reduced reflexes and poor mental focus. You can power through it. Or you can correct these compensations with the Be Activated techniques.
Self Activation is built on two easy principles
1. Intentional diaphragmatic breathing stimulates the core and balances the nervous system, preparing body and mind for better performance.
2. Stimulation of pressure points re-activates core muscles like the glutes and psoas, returning the body to its ideal “inside-out” sequence of movement. By breathing correctly and rubbing key areas with their hands or with a Self Activation Stick before practice, athletes are improving performance and reducing injuries. The changes are immediate, and the results are measurable.
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