Today\u2019s episode features neurology expert and personal trainer, 斯科特·罗宾逊（Scott Robinson）.\u00a0 Scott is an Applied Movement Neurology (AMN) master practitioner and the creator of AMN Neuro-Flexibility.\u00a0 He has worked successfully with all levels of neurological complexity in his time training and coaching a wide variety of clients.\u00a0 Scott is a specialist in dealing with a variety of neurological issues, such as weakness, pain, compensations, range of motion and trauma to the emotional systems, amongst many others.\u00a0 Scott is a former athlete in Taekwondo and has more than 20 years of experience in Applied Movement Neurology.\u00a0 Scott also runs the Instagram的 account @the.brain.guy and is a presenter and practitioner at integrated vitality retreats. The nervous system is always an important and popular topic in the world of not 上 ly athletic performance, but human performance and development in general.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Our emotions and subconscious state, as well as our bioelectric network are all substantial players in how we train and recover, as well as stay healthy in the process.\u00a0 Good coaches know these elements intuitively, but we are now starting to be able to point out the science and ideas behind it all.\u00a0 Today\u2019s show takes a step back from sets, reps and exercises, and looks at these higher-order influences 上 athletic performance from a perspective of the brain and nervous system. On the show, Scott talks about inhibitive factors of the nervous system, as well as the important leap in looking from athletes 上 ly in a chemical perspective, and to a bioelectric perspective, which has implications running into things like fascial performance and therapeutic modalities.\u00a0 \u00a0He also gets into the role of emotions and beliefs and their impact 上 training, as well as methods that can be used to help clear these inhibiting factors.\u00a0 Finally, we get into an awesome talk 上 the critical factors by which learning can take place in a session, and how this impacts our entry point into the workout itself, drawing a lot of parallels with my prior show with Rafe Kelley.\u00a0 This show starts great, and just gets better as we go along, and has tons of gems throughout that are truly game-changing for any coach or athlete. 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Key Points \tScott\u2019s background as a distance runner and martial artist, as well as how he got into neurology and brain-science and its connection with athletics \tElements that hold the nervous system back from producing the strength it is capable of (bioelectric dysfunction, nociception, etc.) \tHow Scott looks at a client from a bioelectric perspective \tHow foam rollers really work in regards to the body, the nervous system and performance \tThe role of emotions in training and how emotion plays a role in adapting to exercise \tThe use of emotional freedom technique to help clear limbic trauma that is inhibiting performance 上 the sporting field \tWhy the \u201cHaka\u201d is so powerful for the 所有-Blacks, but also an unfair advantage in regards of it\u2019s emotional impact 上 the other team \tWays that we can allow our brain to learn better, particularly in context of physical activity \tThe role of attention and novelty in athlete learning \tHow to use novelty in warm-up games to stimulate and drive urgency and attention and drive better learning \u201cBioelectricity underpins everything in the nervous system\u2026 I work with that bioelectricity and anywhere in the body there is dysfunction or pain or weakness, or anything that\u2019s not quite right, you\u2019ll find that there will be an altered bioelectric charge\u201d \u201cMedical science tends to look at the body almost from a chemical perspective\u201d \u201cThe extracellular matrix is kind of like the body\u2019s wi-fi network\u201d \u201cOne of the biggest things I see in terms of change, is we clear the brain map (out of a pain based response)\u201d \u201cAthletes are much better at compensating around nociception than regular people, but it\u2019s really impacting 上 the body\u201d \u201cYou might not jump as far or as high if the nervous system perceives a threat\u201d \u201cWhen you get weakness (in a muscle test) I\u2019ll check and see if there\u2019s an altered bioelectric charge at that point (you can contact the point of the body and check for a threat response \u2013 reduced range of motion)\u201d \u201cDC (Direct Current) means voltage, and voltage, as far as the body is concerned, is the capacity to do work\u201d \u201cFascia is electrical, communication in fascia is 3-4 times faster than the communication that comes down through the musculature\u201d \u201cIf you roll really fast, you can activate certain mechanoreceptors in the tissue, and you are just going to tighten it up.\u00a0 If you roll slowly, and roll towards the muscle-tendon junction, what you\u2019ll find is with movement, you can normalize the signal coming from the GTO\u2019s (which tells the muscle what tension level is appropriate under load)\u201d \u201cYou can actually tighten the muscle spindles up (and reduce ROM) by rolling 上 them (directly; as opposed to muscle-tendon junction)\u201d \u201cIf you are going to throw athletes 上 to foam rollers, it\u2019s important to understand what you are trying to achieve\u201d \u201cThe limbic system is 上 e of the most influential and connected systems in your body.\u00a0 If you want to be strong and you want to be a beast, you need to heal your trauma first\u201d \u201cDysfunction would often return (after soft-tissue work) because I wasn\u2019t clearing what was deepest (emotional trauma)\u201d \u201cWe are designed to run forever; if you impact a bone along its optimal axis you can basically impact a bone infinitely\u2026 if you overload it and impact that bone incorrectly, you can impact that bone to the point of failure in less than 2000 impacts\u201d \u201cIf you make a (self-affirming) statement that is congruous with the subconscious mind, then you will experience an increase in strength\u2026 self-belief\u201d \u201cEmotions are a fuel source that drive energy\u201d \u201cOur brain exerts a huge metabolic demand over the body; around 20%\u201d \u201cThe way the brain has evolved is to increase our chances of survival, including shutting itself down\u201d \u201cThe brain needs oxygen, glucose, and activation to survive\u2026. It can increase its survival chances just by switching off\u201d \u201cIf you can get your brain to really pay attention to something, then you are going to start to learn\u201d \u201cIf you can drive focused attention towards movement, then you increase learning capabilities\u201d \u201cWhen the brain is paying attention (due to novel stimuli) then you can start to introduce the coaching cues that you want\u201d \u201cWhat you need for adaptive neuroplasticity is three things: attention, urgency and alertness\u201d \u201cIf you play the same game over and over again, you are not going to pay the same amount of attention\u201d \u201cAnything you can do that drives attention urgency and alertness is going to make that body receptive and able to change itself in neuro-plastic ways\u201d Show Notes https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vJu6LdGNxj20 The Haka has been a powerful emotional and psychological leverage against opposing teams since its inception in 1888.\u00a0 This video highlights some teams defenses against this traditional war-dance.