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Self Training Principles
FROM CORRECT POSTURE TOWARDS HIGH QUALITATIVE MOVING
- The length of the cord with the handle needs to be equal to the length of the legs.
- The more and longer you train with a small ball, the better you challenge your brain and install the correct moving patterns.
- During all the training sessions there needs to be a rhythmic guidance.
- Start slowly to train first the slow motor units (correct posture).
- Before starting training with Vibe Ball make an analysis of the content of each drill (reinforce the image of a drill).
- Daily repetition of about 1.000 to 1.500 movements and touches will guarantee there is myelination.
- If possible train on your bare feet to make use of the multisensorial principle.
- No wild and aggressive kicking losing balance One must understand the central role that balance (vestibular system) plays in the biological functioning of all of the brain's activity. As a child grows in the womb, the vestibular system becomes the first set of structures and "sense" to develop and then serves as the fundamental organizational tool for the development of all the other brain processes.
- To improve spatial awareness make use of rhythm and external cues (highest scientific relevance during learning) Spatial awareness is the organized perception, tracking and monitoring of the objects in the space around us as well as our body's position in that same space. Spatial awareness requires integrating the information from the different senses into the three-dimensional model of the world provided by the vestibular system, activities which refine the vestibular system and develop sensory integration help refine all aspects of brain processing.
- Continuous combining feet and hands in cross pattern movements Integration between the two hemispheres of the brain. One of the most significant points about a person's perceptual and motor skill development continuum is the establishment of synchronized cross pattern movements. Successful integration between the two sides of the brain is necessary for improving all brain processes.
- Master through rhythm your timing and reaction times Brain timing and reaction times. Smooth, coordinated movements are the result of precise timing and good integration between the two sides of the brain. Suppressions, rigidity and uncoordinated movements are the result of bad timing and faulty integration and are indicative of poor brain processing ability that can manifest itself in learning problems, learning disabilities.
- Using cues (cones) to vary difficulty level of performances Varying the difficulty level of activities. As the difficulty level of an activity increases the brain must utilize more neurons to achieve the precision necessary to complete the activity. If a person has difficulty executing a particular sensory integration activity this may be because the activity is more complex than their brain is currently capable of organizing to complete. In order to avoid a sense of failure, everyone should start out with activities that are simple enough to perform and gradually increase the difficulty level. At each stage the neural networks in the brain improve their level of efficiency and organization, enabling them to be stretched to reach the next level.
- Train while using changing sequencing performances Sequencing. A variety of motor skill and sequencing abilities are also necessary for cognitive and social interactions with others and the environment. Individuals must be able to construct complex patterns in order to carry out multistep activities at home, work and school.
- Check your body position by way of cues and make sure you divide your performances equally to the left and right side of your body (preserving the correct pelvis position) Proprioception. Joint stabilization is the ability of muscles that have been appropriately activated to stabilize a joint. The process of joint stabilization/joint positioning is critical to athletic performance and injury prevention. Often an athlete who has suffered multiple ankle injuries will assume that he or she has weak ankles. This may not be the case particularly in the case of those in excellent physical shape. The more likely scenario is that the joint positioning systems (proprioceptive processes) that the brain uses are not positioning the joint properly in the midst of athletic movements. Over time this poor joint positioning may lead to injury. By improving the brain's ability to integrate all the information being received from the various senses and formulate appropriate movement responses the chances of poor joint positioning and injury are reduced. Balance activities that integrate the visual, auditory, kinesthetic, tactile and vestibular senses have the effect of improving the proprioceptive processes that help to reduce injuries and improve performance. These improvements can be realized because sensory integration activities increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the neural processes in the brain. As neural capability and efficiency increases, a variety of other benefits are realized. Timing improves, vision improves, sense of balance improves, mental processing improves, reaction time improves, proprioception improves. In short, athletic performance improves.
- Myelination as an effect of variable repetitions Skill is a cellular insulation that wraps neural circuits and that grows in response to certain signals. The more time and energy you put into the right kind of practice, firing the right signals through your circuits - the more skill you get, or, to put it a slightly different way, the more myelin you earn.
- BDNF, the brain fertilizer Make sure the brain produces BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrofic Factor) while training. Complex drill structures stimulate the production of BDNF, the fertilizer of the neurons.