SwimPro™ Programs for Fitness Training

By Rayma Ditson-Sommer, Ph.D.


Strength Enhancement: Session 5 or 10 (GREEN Lens)

Strength comes from training with a mental calmness, aware state. This calm state allows the muscles freedom to react quickly in a manner they have been trained. Stronger muscles can result from lower lactic acid levels plus increased growth hormone secretion. Both of these are a result of the brain functioning at the Delta level for a period of time. Using the SwimPro during a workout will stimulate the brain to send down needed chemicals for the physical competition of tasks.

Speed: Sessions 2 or 1 (RED Lens)

Physical workouts are necessary to improve speed for any sport. A positive mental outlook is also necessary if improvement in performance is desired. When speed is essential, the brain works through a sudden release factor and shifts into a larger production of very high amplitude of Alpha waves. At the same time, the left brain must become relaxed and the right brain takes over the function desired. In fact, the left hemisphere of the brain must almost disengage itself and the visually spatial oriented right hemisphere be in charge. By using the SwimPro on the designated sessions, the required mind-body focus connectionwill function to improve performance.

Endurance: Sessions 1 or 9 (ORANGE Lens)

Mental energy and reasoning power are responsible for endurance. To establish a good neural connection between the mind and body a “survival message” is needed to start the flow of adrenaline. This happens when the body focuses electricalenergy away from the neo-cortex as it sends a message to the sympathetic nervous system. Cognitive function must be improved at this time and requires some relaxation technique or program to acquire a Relaxation Response. By using Session 8,with oran this response can be developed and overall physical function is improved.

Mental and physical endurance are necessary in many sports. Distance swimmers, marathon runners, triathletes, golfers and bicyclers are a few of the competitors who rely on their bodies having strength throughout the event. Muscles will function better and longer if there is some amount of relaxation available for the parasympathetic dominance of the body during these times.

Muscle Mass Development: Session 10 (ORANGE Lens)

Use this session for 10 minutes followed by 10 minutes of guided positive visualization. Visually draw a picture of the physical goals desired. Watch a video of thegoal you desire while using this session. Another technique includes using 8 for deep to enhance the secretion of GHG (growth hormone).

Neural pathways are important for development and strengthening connective pathways to facilitate movement, coordination and relaxed focus. All lead to strength enhancement, muscle mass growth by developing a neural response through relaxation. This state will also insure tendon guard releases for better coordination, muscle growth, focus and performance.

Overall Health Factors: Session 10, 6, 8 (BLUE & VIOLET Lens)

Optimal results occur when any of these programs are sued to optimize health through relaxation and stress management. The programs support the parasympathetic nervous system function as the non-adrenaline level is lowered allowing theimmune system better function. The heart and lungs function at a more healthy level since the lowering of the stress factor facilitates better cardiac health and lessens the impact of the 1500 bodily changes that occur when a person is experiencing stress.

Research reports that many disease entities are a result of stressors of daily life. Add to that high stress experienced by athletes as they strive to perform at the highest level. These people benefit greatly from learning to relax and function without compromising.

Focus Training for Peak Performance

Physiological Basis for Performance

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Performance inhibitors

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Performance Enhancement

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 Specific Protocols for Performance Enhancement

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Personal Confidence Building for Mental Coaches

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 Copyright: Rayma Ditson-Sommer, Ph.D., 2012. All rights reserved. Posted with permission.