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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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.
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