I have been working with The System for approximately 4 months. A friend recommended me to The System and at first I was skeptical but after speaking with Yusuf I realized that everything he does aims to better me as an athlete as well as a better person. And even after a few weeks I noticed huge changes in my performance, my flexibility and the strength that I needed to become a better sprinter.
The things that impressed me the most about the system was that Yusuf used techniques that you normally wouldn’t see and in all honesty I didn’t think were going to work but after using magnets and lying down on green balls I noticed an immediate change due to the fact that the Be Calm balls and the magnets aimed to lower the ongoing activation of my nervous system so that my body wasn’t firing 24/7 and in return I was able to put in more work and not have my body breakdown due to the effects of overtraining. Yusuf was very professional and he taught me how to listen to my body so that I don’t push myself to the point where I injure myself… So I have learned to listen to my body and to stop when I need to.
Since I began working with the system I have dropped three seconds in the 400m and I plan to drop another three seconds in a few months so I have not reached my goal yet but I am positive that I will and I owe that to the hard-working commitment by Yusuf put in as well as myself and by following the guidelines and programs that he has vigorously put together for my own benefit I will not be surprised if I reach my ultimate goal of making the Canadian team and representing Canada on an international level.
Overtime after working with the system I’ve noticed that my spring after my foot touches the ground is becoming more powerful so I’m spending less time on the ground which means that most the time I am in the air which equals to faster times and less work and stress loads on my body. I have also noticed a reduction of restrictive movements as well as a lesser risk of injury potential which is a big thing for me since I had big problems with my hamstrings in the past and now that I’ve learned to listen to my body and react to what it’s telling me my injury potential has reduced exponentially.
I would recommend the system to anybody who wants to achieve his or her potential because everything that Yusuf does he does for your benefit. If you work with him he will work with you, which means that if you put in the work and listen to what he’s telling you and follow the guidelines that he has given you he will put in extra work and will go beyond and above to help you achieve your goals.