The 3 Steps to Peak Performance and Becoming Your Strongest Self
By: Dan Go CPT, NWS
Exclusively For: Elliot Hulse’s Blog
Yes even on Skype...Elliott is LARGER than life
Before I start this blog post there is one thing that I must share with you about our mutual friend Mr. Hulse:
I am not lying when I say that this man is a living embodiment of what he talks about in his videos but most importantly...
...He is one of the kindest and most down to earth dudes on this planet you’ll ever meet.
One of the things that has drawn me to Elliot is our love for philosophy and our shared stance in finding your own truth to become the STRONGEST version of yourself.
Whether it is being strong of the mind, body or spirit, I truly believe that true inner STRENGTH is what every man deserves.
Now today, while I won’t touch upon how to be a stronger man on the mental or spiritual side (Elliot does a great job of that already), I will teach you a simple sequence you can do to ensure that you are the strongest version of yourself physically.
It is a formula proven by research that I’ve successfully used with people from all sorts of ages, genders and backgrounds and it has literally helped them INSTANTLY increase their strength, speed, power, flexibility, and energy in a matter of minutes (6 to be exact).
It’s also a sequence that is best used right before your workouts as well as before any type of physical activity whether it be lifting heavy boxes or playing sports.
It’s called the Peak Performance Formula and it can literally be used anytime, anywhere and it is one of the BEST performance enhancers you could ever apply on your body without the use of expensive (and sometimes illegal) supplements.
The best part about it is... it only takes under 6 minutes to complete.
So take out your notebook and a pen of paper because no matter where you are starting from, we are about to share one of the coolest hacks you’ll apply to your body since lifting your first weight.
The 3 Steps to Peak Performance and Becoming Your Strongest Self
Peak Performance Principle #1 Utilize the POWER Of Self Myofascial Release (SMR) & Massage Your Body Yo!
Self Myofascial Release is the process of massaging yourself using either a foam roller or lacrosse ball and it is by far the best way to heal your poorly functioning fascial tissue.
The best part is that you don’t need to pay a massage therapist $60 a session and up to do it.
In fact many of my clients do not feel the need to pay for massage therapists after applying the SMR techniques in the Peak Performance Formula.
The beauty of it is that can do SMR in the comfort in your own home or in the gym and it will help heal your old injuries, prevent any new ones and increase your body’s ability to lift, move, run, throw and jump.
SMR smoothes out the dysfunction in your fascial tissue so your muscles are always working at it’s best peak efficiency all day long.
When you apply SMR to your body right before any physical activity you are essentially fixing your current fascial issues, healing old adhesions and dysfunctions in the muscle and creating an environment were your body operates at its BEST.
When this happens you actually have MORE strength, speed, flexibility and power because your muscles will fire off in the way it was meant to.
You’ll also experience MORE energy than ever before because your body will be moving more efficiently FREE of any dysfunction in your muscle tissue.
For an idea of how to massage your body see the video below:
Peak Performance Principle #2 Get Your Neuromuscular Activator (NMA’s) ON
A Neuromuscular Activator (NMA’s) is a type of warm up raises your core body temperature, wakes up your nervous system and gets your entire body prepared for any type of stress you place upon it.
Think of this type of warm up program like a “shot of espresso” but for your body.
Obviously you are aware that your body has a nervous system and after a long period of rest your nervous system needs to do certain exercises to “wake it up”.
NMA type exercises do a great job of turning on the switch for your body energizing it for the task you place in front of it.
NMA’s do another job for your body: Lubrication of your joints.
NMA’s release something into your body called synovial fluids that lubricate your joints and make them more pliable for your workouts.
You’ll notice that the warmer you hit a workout you (and your joints) will be more “ready” for the task.
NMA type of warm ups consist of full body movements that warm up, lubricate and wake up your body so that it is ready to operate at peak efficiency and the BEST part about them is that they only take 40 seconds to complete.
This is the second principle of the Peak Performance Formula and a key aspect in getting your body to perform at its best before any physical situation.
Peak Performance Principle #3 Do Dynamic Mobility Exercises to Reverse Your Age & Activate Your Dormant Muscles
This is the third and FINAL principle of the Peak Performance Formula.
Dynamic Mobility exercises are short stretches and muscle activation techniques where the main function is to give your body full range of motion as well as activate the muscles that have become dormant due to the “sitting” nature of today’s workplace.
Dynamic Mobility exercises are, and should be, an ESSENTIAL part of your workout program and, simply put, they allow your joints move freely.
Their function is to repair and regenerate parts of your body including the cartilage.
They do this by increasing your mobility through repair of your joints so you can have the range of motion you were meant to have.
MOST importantly Dynamic Mobility exercises help slow, and in most cases, REVERSE the aging of your joints through the transport of detoxifying synovial fluids into your the key areas of your body.
Here’s one of a multitude of research studies showing the power of doing a Dynamic Mobility program on their bodies before an actual workout.
In the study published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research: (Volume 22 – Issue 4 – pp 1286-1297) had 24 NCAA Division 1 wrestlers randomly assigned either a four week Dynamic Mobility program or a static stretching program prior to preseason practices.
The study was done to determine whether a Dynamic Mobility program performed over 4 weeks positively influenced power, speed, agility, endurance, flexibility and strength compared to static stretching or no warm up at all.
Group 1 did a Dynamic Mobility program before their workout.
Group 2 did static stretching before their workout.
Group 3 did nothing.
The performance measures were done through a time period of 4 weeks.
Before starting the study they were tested on peak torque of quads, hamstrings, med ball underhand throw, 300 yard shuttle, pull ups, pushups, sit-ups, broad jump, 600m run, sit and reach test, and a trunk extension test.
After the 4 weeks the researchers found no differences in performance for the no warm up group but the findings were MORE interesting for the static stretching group.
They found that their performance actually got WORSE throughout the 4 week study.
As for the Dynamic Mobility group…
Wrestlers doing the 4 week Dynamic Mobility program saw improvements across the board in all aspects of performance including:
- Increase in quad peak torque (+11%)
- Increase Broad jump (+4%)
- Increase in sit-ups (+11%)
Increase in pushups (+3%),
…and FASTER sprint times for the 300m shuttle and the 600m run.
They conclusively found that the Dynamic Mobility type workouts significantly ENHANCED muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, agility and anaerobic capacity.
In a second study done from our friends at the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre in beautiful Norway, a team lead by Professor T. Soligaard discovered that there was one specific set of exercises that *almost* made their athletes completely impervious to injuries.
The study was done using 125 football clubs (soccer for us North Americans) from all over Norway with over 264 participants that were followed over the course of a year.
They used a comprehensive Dynamic Mobility pre-workout program vs. a static stretching program to test their strength, awareness, and neuromuscular control prior to practices and games.
Quite frankly, the results were incredible. Despite playing a full season of professional football games with 5 day a week practices, the group using 6MS style exercises had 47% LESS injuries (overuse and severe) than the static stretching group.
In other words, according to both studies, doing dynamic mobility exercises before their workouts or games made them BETTER athletes all around while making their bodies more impervious to injuries.
Dynamic mobility essentially improves the way you move throughout life. I cannot stress enough how much better mobility equates to strength and success in any physical activity you do.
For a demonstration on how to do an Neuromuscular Activator and a Dynamic Mobility Circuit then just click below:
As you can see, it’s ALL strategy and every single piece of the puzzle makes a huge difference in creating your STRONGEST self.
The cool thing about it is that it takes ONLY 6 minutes to complete or just about the time you take to brush your teeth in the morning.
In a couple days we’ll be releasing a unique one of a kind program designed to hack your body and turn it into a high performance machine in ONLY 6 minutes of time regardless of your age.
The program is called 6 Minute Superhuman and it is scientifically proven to increase your strength, speed, flexibility, vertical jump power, endurance and energy while bulletproofing your body from injuries forever.
Are you ready to experience just how fast your body can be enhanced when you unlock the power of the peak performance formula?
On Tuesday, May 28th 2013, We’re going to be offering the entire 6 Minute Superhuman system to all of Elliott’s subscribers at a HUGE discount, along with a surprise gift from Elliott, because we appreciate you being a part of his Strength Camp community and we’ll make sure you are taken care of May 28th.
Keep an eye out for your email on Tuesday May 28th and see you then!