How The System Operates
To get in better shape, recover from an injury, or meet specific conditioning goals, it takes more than just cutting calories and lifting weights. Success comes from applying an integrated approach.
The dictionary definition of integration is “A system that combines or co-ordinates separate conditioning & regeneration elements leading to a harmonious, interrelated whole”.
Mobility, stability, motor control, coordination, strength, power, and endurance all improve when we are more fully integrated.
Why is Integration Important?
Integration depends on all systems (i.e. physical, mental, psychological & environmental components) working together synergistically and at several different levels:
- Bio-mechanical movement (i.e. muscles and joints)
- Neurological perspective (i.e. proprioceptive input & motor output)
- Connective tissues
- Organ systems
“Integrated is a Journey, not a Destination”
Overall Performance is Improved when all of our systems are working cohesively together.
Optimize your internal & external environments:
Hard & Smart Conditioning, Recover (i.e. sleep to recover & heal properly),
Adapt, Love & take care of yourself & make your Health a priority,
Surround Yourself with people who love & support you,
& Train Hard & Smart Again.
The System is built on the “360-degree Integration” of our 4 Pillars of Performance:
1a) Physical Conditioning
The required movements based on sport and lifestyle. The goal is to maximize balance, coordination, flexibility, speed, power, and agility, all leading to better athletic performance. Proper conditioning will result in easier motion with less effort or risk of injury. For athletes this means being faster, lighter on their feet, improved reaction time, and have more power in their swing. There is also focus placed on pain relief and concussion management.
For non-athletes, improved strength and conditioning will mean better endurance, greater mobility, the ability to perform more activities, and a reduced chance of injury.
- Develop optimum athletic speed
- Develop strength using Body Weight exercises and other Implements to Develop correct running mechanics
- Develop correct acceleration techniques
- Develop correct agility skills
- Develop dynamic flexibility
- Develop higher vertical jump & Explosiveness
- Develop proper warm up sequence depending on the type of competition
- Develop speed endurance
- Develop power endurance
- Improve your mobility
- Improve your Reaction time
- Improve Regeneration & Detoxification capacity
- Develop proper Posture – “if it looks right. It fly’s right”
- Improve your stride frequency
- Improve overall strength using body weight, Kettlebells and Medicine Balls
- Improve agility, co-ordination, balance and quickness
- Improve Specific strength by utilizing free weight exercises
- Improve Explosive Strength by using Various Implements
- Improve abdominal and back strength
- Improve acceleration using different training tools
- Learn proper warm up technique
- Learn proper technique for acceleration
- Learn proper technique for speed
- Learn proper Regeneration Techniques
- Learn about and implement sports nutrition
- & Much More!
1b) Structural Body Work and Osteopathy
Your nervous system is your body’s electrical system – it controls and manages all functions of your body. If a nerve is pinched off by vertebrae that are out of place or by being anatomically “pinched” (i.e. nerve entrapments), then it is not functioning at its optimal level, which means your body is not functioning as well as it should.
Nerve and Structural interference happens when nerves or tissue are interfered with causing the life energy, which flows through them, to be blocked. It can be produced through trauma such as an accident or fall, fractures, surgery, emotional stress, etc…
If our tissues, muscles or fascial movements are restricted it can cause interference with the electrical impulses moving through them. Pain and disease are not the initial cause, but are actually key indicators of nerve interference.
Re-establishing structural integrity is the foundation of health. 80% of all conditions improve when the structure of the body is properly re-established to allow a free flow of vital energy.
ISBW locates fascial distortions and reduces or corrects them through a series of Soft Tissue techniques.
2) Nutritional / Biochemical
In addition to a training program, diet can be the most impactful part of a person’s overall health and well-being. From fat loss and muscle gain, to detoxification and mental clarity, the nutritional element of The System’s program addresses a multitude of health objectives for people of any age and lifestyle.
The unseen components of your environment can impact your physical health. Pollution, processed food, and lack of natural sunlight can all take a toll on your ability to live a healthy and productive lifestyle. While not all of these factors can be changed or eliminated entirely, often small changes in daily habits can have a significant positive impact.
EMF pollution is affecting our health and energy. Listed below are some of the sources of EMF’s:
- Power lines
- Airwave communication
- Fluorescent lights
- Hair dryers
- Household appliances
EMF’s are caused by electricity, which interferes with our own energy field and nervous system.
EMF’s can cause some people to feel weak, have headaches, or just feel ill when they work in front of computers or under florescent lights.
The human body has its own electromagnetic field, much like a magnet has north and south polarities. The nervous system controls and coordinates the whole body through electromagnetic energy. Every cell has north and south polarity that affects all functions of the cell. This energy field should be synchronized with the natural rhythms of the earth, moon and sun.
4) Psychological / Emotional
“Mind & Matter are the Same”
Physical problems are either directly or indirectly related to emotions (i.e. phobias, depression, anxiety, anger)
Emotions have been shown to be a complex reaction between the body and mind. The end result is a chemical reaction in the brain and cells, which produces a specific frequency or energy made of electrical and magnetic nerve signals. These energies radiate outward from our energy field.
Hormone and chemical balances are essential for physical health. These can be impacted by stress sources relating to relationships, finances, and career. In many cases, identifying the sources of stress, applying small lifestyle changes, then adjusting the focus of the other pillars can deliver exceptional results.
Each one contributes to your overall health. The Interaction & Integration of these 4 components differ from person to person based upon different needs.
- A professional athlete overcoming an injury may receive more attention on the Structural, Conditioning & Biochemical pillars
- A middle-aged office worker wanting to lose weight and reduce stress might receive more focus on the Structural, Nutrition & Psychological pillars
Example of an individuals’ personalized needs chart
Regardless of the client’s situation, all four pillars are still key components in the program.