Our guest today is 丹·费希特, owner and operator of WannaGetFast, a sports performance facility in Rochester, New York. \u00a0He is 上 e of the leading experts in applying clinical neurology into athletic rehabilitation and sport performance applications.\u00a0 Dan has been mentored by a variety of elite coaches, therapists, and neurologists, and has trained numerous professional athletes and Olympians across a variety of sports.\u00a0 He has been a multi-time guest 上 the podcast, with 上 e of the most popular episodes of all-time being a joint discussion with Chris Korfist 上 \u201cDB Hammer\u201d training methods (an old-school classic). It\u2019s somewhat of a \u201cwoke\u201d term to mention the nervous system in training, as Matt Cooper said 上 a recent podcast.\u00a0 Although it is easy to pay homage to the nervous system as the ultimate controller of training results, it is much more complicated to actually observe and specifically train the CNS.\u00a0 This is where people like 丹·费希特 are awesome resources in regards to being able to take the complex inter-disciplinary work 上 the subject, and tie it into simple methods we can use in our own practices. On today\u2019s show, Dan runs through a wide swath of nervous system training topics, centering 上 isometrics, as well as their role in light of long term athletic development, crawling and the nervous system, infinity walks, as well as his keys to a good warmup from a neurological perspective.\u00a0 There was a huge amount of practical training gold in this episode. 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Timestamps and Main Points The top 3 things Dan learned from Jay Schroeder that have stuck with him over his years as a coach, particularly that of isometric exercise and intention How isometrics specifically help create a condition for the body to solve a functional problem How Dan\u2019s exercise distributions have been altered over time (isometrics, bodyweight and traditional lifts) Where Dan fits 上 the \u201c5 minute hold\u201d to shorter isometric hold spectrum Questions 上 , \u201care isometrics alone enough to help an athlete overcome their injuries\u201d Crawling and links to neurology, as well as why it\u2019s important to crawl in an extended posture position and the head up How sensory stimulation precedes motor output in athletes, and the importance of stimulating athletes 上 a sensory level The power of infinity walks in empowering an athlete 上 a neurological and sensory perspective, and how this can tie into, and be complexed with, other athletic skills Things that Dan finds essential in the warmup process for his athletes The electrical ramifications of tapping the heel in an athletic movement \u201cAs Jay says, \u201ceverybody is fast, and everybody is strong, they just can\u2019t display it\u201d\u201d \u201cEvery step you take, the body finds the easiest and safest path, to complete the task\u201d \u201cWhen it comes to neurology, you have to hit it perfect, and when you hit it perfect, magic things happen\u201d \u201cJay used to say this all the time \u201cwater will find the crack\u201d\u201d \u201cOne of my most favorite things I\u2019ve learned from Jay\u2019s was \u201cquick style\u201d exercises; my favorite exercise is a towel curl press, where they curl (the towel) up, they press it over their head, they pull it down, and then they extend their triceps, so there is everything about upper body movement in 上 e exercise, and as Jay says, it\u2019s recovering you while its training you\u201d \u201cWhen you get into studying the brain, it\u2019s a flexion\/extension synergy\u201d \u201cWhen you trace a complex movement, your cerebellum lights up like it\u2019s nobody\u2019s business\u201d \u201cFor a 10 year old, I have them hold isometrics as long as they can\u2026 the younger you are the longer we\u2019ll hold it.\u00a0 The older you are, the more developed you are as a mover, we are going to start weighting things, we are going to start shortening times, and making contractions more intense\u201d \u201cYour proprioceptive maps get compromised as you get older\u2026 my son when he was 6,7,8 could hold lunges for ridiculous periods of time, as he gets older it, as he picks up little bumps, he can hold less time\u201d \u201cIt\u2019s not anywhere in the literature, \u201cI rock to recover\u201d, just think when a baby is crying and sympathetic is going nuts, we rock to recover them\u201d \u201cPart of crawling is picking your head up to activate your extensor chain, because we are born in a flexed position\u201d \u201cWhat starts (shoulder range of motion) is the tactile stimulation in your hand.. if we lose that tactile stimulation, that is going to jam everything up\u201d \u201cPeople think, \u201cI need to get strong, I need mobile joints\u201d\u2026 you need sensory input!\u201d \u201cWhen you see someone do an infinity walk (figure 8 walk), and then do your skill, you are like \u201cwhoa, what just happened there?\u201d \u201cI hardly ever go back into the weight room during in-season training, 上 e of those stations is always infinity walks; they\u2019ll crawl during infinity walks, they\u2019ll hold their breaths, they\u2019ll do farmers walks\u201d \u201cThe (reading retention) is way better (while doing infinity walks)\u201d \u201cCrawling doing infinity walks is crazy\u201d \u201c(Regarding the warmup) Breathing is key, getting your heart rate up, hitting your heels and creating an electrical vibration throughout your body, creating structural balance, addressing your reflex system, addressing certain joint angles, addressing tactile, and then the hemispheres of your brain.\u00a0 Just pick something out of those 10 things, there\u2019s your warmup\u201d \u201cIf you put your tongue between your teeth, and there\u2019s some type of vibration going through it, your whole mandibular area relaxes\u201d \u201cGaze stabilization is 上 e of the most important things to teach an athlete\u2026 if you can find ways to keep your head still, threat disappears\u201d \u201cYour feet and your eyes dictate your posture\u201d About 丹·费希特 丹·费希特 owns and operates WannaGetFast Power\/Speed Training, a sports performance training business in Rochester, NY\u00a0that offers training to elite athletes. \u00a0Dan is 上 e of the leading applied neurological training experts in the world, and has made numerous connections between clinical level neurology, and athletic performance and sport training.\u00a0 Dan has coached athletes in all sports from all over the country, and is in two different Halls of Fame for his own athletic prowess\u00a0in football. Fichter\u2019s clients have included pro hockey players Chris Thorburn (Winnipeg Jets), Stanley Cup champion Brian Gionta (Buffalo Sabres), Ryan Callahan (Tampa Bay Lightning, US Olympic Team), Shane Prince (Binghamton Senators), Olympic track and field star Victoriya Rybalko from the Ukraine,\u00a0NY Yankee shortstop Cito Culver, UFC fighter Mike Massenzio, Oakland A\u2019s 2nd\u00a0baseman Andy Parrino, Washington Nationals Infielder Chris Bostick along with Washington Nationals pitcher Brian Dupra.