HOW CAN ATHLETES IMPROVE THEIR COORDINATION WITH REFLEX TRAINING?
Balance is an essential component of athletic performance. In many sports, athletes need to be able to maintain their balance in the face of unexpected challenges, such as changes in terrain, opponents' movements, or equipment malfunction.
Reflex training using devices such as BlinkPro can help athletes improve their balance by enhancing their ability to react quickly and efficiently to unexpected perturbations.
This addition of technology to a previously manual area of training can transform cognitive skills and abilities of athletes.
HOW DOES REFLEX TRAINING WORK?
Reflex training involves exercises that challenge the body's automatic postural reflexes. These reflexes are responsible for stabilizing the body's centre of gravity (COG) in response to changes in balance.
When these reflexes are well-trained, they can help athletes to maintain their balance even when they are surprised or challenged. One of the ways that BlinkPro achieves this is by putting athletes through randomised movement patterns using light stimulus where they are tasked to touch the appropriate sensor as quickly as possible, making sure they stay focussed and are constantly challenged to change direction and their centre of gravity.
You can customise the program depending on the athlete, the training outcome required from the sessions, and the sport.
Reflex training can be an effective way to improve an athlete's balance. If you are an athlete who wants to improve your balance, reflex training can be a valuable addition to your training program. By adding this technology into your program, you can benefit from the machine analysing your performance and tracking your improvements. This allows you to improve the training programme. In addition, there are many challenges that can be used in order to train athletes’ balance based on reflex training like: BOSU, trick-boards and balance pods.
HERE ARE SOME ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF REFLEX TRAINING FOR ATHLETES:
Reduced risk of injury: Reflex training can help to reduce the risk of injury by improving the body's ability to respond to unexpected challenges. Randomised movement at high speed can develop your ability to move well and avoid collisions.
Improved performance: Reflex training can help to improve athletic performance by enhancing speed, agility, and coordination. With direction change a fundamental element of most sports, it’s a huge win.
Increased confidence: Reflex training can help to increase an athlete's confidence in their ability to maintain their balance, even in challenging situations and weather conditions.
If you are an athlete who is looking for ways to improve your balance and coordination, reflex training is a great option. With regular training, you can improve your reflexes, agility, visual motor skills, psychomotor skills, attention, balance, reduce your risk of injury, and improve your overall athletic performance.
WHY USE TECHNOLOGY FOR BALANCE TRAINING?
Although traditional methods are effective at improving balance and reflexes, technology significantly enhances the approach. Here’s three reasons why…
Improve your skills - the device uses AI to focus on enhancing your reaction time. It will tweak your workouts and programmes to maintain progress.
The console will analyse the data gathered by the device to help compare results and check progress. It’ll be able to see if the programme is doing its job for you.
The Blink.Pro allows you to compete with others - the device supports multi-players, allowing you to train with team mates and friends, adding an element of competition to your practice.
BLINK.PRO – LEARN MORE
At RP-X we distribute Blink.Pro models to teams and individuals looking for the next step in their athletic development. Contact us to learn more about the products and services we offer and how it could be of benefit to you.