How Athletes Can Effortlessly Gain a Competitive Performance Edge

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“The most important distance between you and the ball, puck, player, or whatever you are playing against is the 6 inches between your ears.”

Up to 90% of athletes’ performance has been shown to have links to underlying psychological factors, both positive and negative1. The mental benefits of neurofeedback training extend beyond mindfulness to physical performance, sport preparation and recovery. NeurOptimal® sessions can provide calm, clarity and focus, resulting in faster reaction times, improved coordination, leading to a competitive edge in any sport.

Psychological Barriers

Elite athletes in their industries utilize the benefits of neuroscience to gain a competitive edge in their performance. Players regularly express their struggles with performance anxiety, uneven sleep cycles and an inability to focus on the activity at hand. 2014 World Class CrossFit Champion Steven G. Hamming identified a direct correlation between his NeurOptimal® neurofeedback sessions and his performance, stating, “I competed free of performance anxiety, slept great across all days of the competition, felt a serene ability to focus on my workouts while able to stay calm and maintain my physical training plan, and for 3 days of grueling workouts, felt completely fresh each day.”

Dutch Olympic Rower Govert Viegever and a Team GB Olympic Rower and  Gold Medalist both benefited from NeurOptimal sessions with increased focus and concentration – allowing performance to excel. Conquer the ‘yips’ in any sport with NeurOptimal® sessions.

Physical Performance Growth

Actual performance can be significantly heightened with the help of NeurOptimal® sessions. Many athletes have broken through performance barriers to beat their own personal records.

“In only 4 sessions, I have beat my personal training record by 2 minutes. I ran a 5K, hit a new PR, won the race in my age group and had my FIRST negative split!! NeurOptimal® has knocked down walls in my training that I didn’t even know were there.” – Paula L, working with NeurOptimal® trainer Nikki Sparkman

“I was able to add 15 pounds to my Personal Record (PR). It’s considered ‘normal’ to add 5 lbs to a PR, but I added 15 lbs.” – Steven G. Hamming, 2014 World CrossFit Champion, working with NeurOptimal® trainer Molly Pimm

“Thanks to NeurOptimal® I exceeded my finish time at the Ironman 70.3 Oceanside.” – Brian J., NeurOptimal® system owner and biohacker in CA

After three months of NeurOptimal® training, a golfer in Allen, TX praised his NeurOptimal sessions for allowing him to reduce his handicap by more than half. The training can transform an individual’s focus, enabling both new sportsmen and experienced athletes alike to set impressive records. Beyond helping athletes to set new personal bests, NeurOptimal can be helpful to athletes in another important area –  injury recovery. 

Enhancing Recovery 

Injury can be a major setback for athletes; common injuries can remove players from the game for up to three months. Through NeurOptimal® training, an athlete’s recovery time can often be decreased and their recoveries more complete allowing them to return to play sooner. Scott Hawley, a Canadian PGA Professional, expressed how NeurOptimal® eased muscle tension, advancing his swinging capabilities. NeurOptimal® can help diminish the burden of injury, which can convert rehabilitation into a new training experience. Get back to playing sooner with NeurOptimal®.

NeurOptimal® training has benefits that extend beyond study, work and lifestyle improvements. Athletes face a number of challenges that hinder their capabilities – NeurOptimal® can help. Whether it’s a new sport, mental barrier, physical limitation or injury, NeurOptimal® sessions can change the way you play. The training can transform a client’s focus, enabling both new sportsmen and experienced athletes to set impressive records. MLB players, Olympic Athletes, and other professional sportsmen worldwide have experienced the impact of NeurOptimal® sessions on their performance. Join them and Paula L. who “knocked down walls that she didn’t even know were there.”


1 Bali, A. Psychological Factors Affecting Sports Performance, International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. (2015), 1(6): 92-95. URL: https://www.kheljournal.com/archives/2015/vol1issue6/PartB/1-5-77.pdf

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