Motor Repatterning

PERFORMANCE TRAINING

Proper biomechanics are extremely important for safety and for motor efficiency. By applying motor repatterning techniques to sports performance training or movement training, you can improve biomechanics for increased ease, efficiency, and longevity of movement, and for greater movement potential. For example, in order to jump (for basketball, parkour, etc.), the body needs to be able to squat.

A squat gives more power going into the jump and allows the body to land in a way that disperses impact. In order to squat with good form, the body needs good hip mobility, which is something that is limited in fight or flight dominant motor patterns. Thus, by changing movement patterns at the hip joint and increasing mobility, the biomechanics of a squat can improve.

Examples of Motor Repatterning Process for Jumping

Creating New Motor Patterns for Jumping

The prone knee tuck brings the body through the same movement patterns, as a standing jump and includes both a squat position and an extended leg position.

An unloaded movement helps the body release its habitual holding patterns, thus allowing the possibility for creating new motor patterns that are more biomechanically optimal.

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Applying to Squatting and Jumping

The body will eventually work to integrate these new motor patterns as the dominant standing movement patterns and use them in normal squatting and jumping movements.