This week we bring back our dear friend and colleague, Dr Tom Incledon of Human Performance Specialists. As is the style of our resident mad scientist, Tom brings us the latest findings of his research involving a phenomena called the neuromatrix. Essentially, the brain and gut are connected my chemical reactions and nervous system impulses. While we’ve spent plenty of time discussing the relationship between the two with past guests, Tom brings forth a new take on the body’s ability to communicate signs and symptoms.
If you live with pain, it may be far more complicated than acute or chronic injury. According to the neuromatrix, many other factors may be contributing to the feeling or sensation of pain – particularly as it pertains to training. Physiologically, we experience pain like any other naturally occurring sense, but just as those senses are subject to heightening or lessening, so too is our individual pain response.
So much fascinating discussion coming your way.
Do as the doc says and google neuromatrix and pain. The information that pops up will amaze you.
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A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.
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