Reflexive Performance Reset… Dramatically Improving My Impact!
Did that really just happen?
Witnessing 10-30 pound personal records on the Deadlift, seeing and feeling an athlete’s strength in a movement test double from before to after using the Wake Up Drills, and having a client go from a 6 out of 10 on the pain scale (10 being the worst) during hip extension to a ZERO in a matter of minutes has me BEYOND impressed by benefits of the Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR) system.
When my athletes and clients have responses like, “Oh my gosh! How did that happen!?” it brings a deep joy to my heart. This is the first time in my career that I’ve been able to have a dramatic, immediate impact on my athletes and clients! If you’re interested in gaining strength, power, or speed, in need of pain relief that you can’t seem to figure out, or looking for a great way to relax your body to reduce stress and improve your sleep, you needn’t look any further. RPR is the answer to your interests!
For a little bit of my back story, a brief explanation of the system and why it is so effective, and an explanation of the negative effects of a body that isn’t functioning optimally (almost no one functions optimally!), continue reading.
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These present rewards were molded from past struggles.
My name is Josh Hiller, and I own My Elite Athlete in San Marcos, Texas. Without getting too wordy, much of my life has been spent dealing with global muscle “tightness”, flexibility issues, neck/elbow/shoulder/low back/hip/ and foot pain, and a complete inability to relax in a way to allow proper digestion, breathing, and sleep patterns.
MOST of these issues were either “unsolvable” or were “solved” without effect. I distinctly remember a conversation with one of my 7th grade coaches. EVERY TIME we ran multiple 200 meter sprints for time (or any distance beyond that) I would successfully complete half of the sprints in the allotted time and half too slow. I explained to my coach that my “lungs” seemed fine, but my Hamstrings would burn like crazy around the halfway mark and prevent me from maintaining my speed.
“Quit drinking sodas,” was his response.
So I did. I went over a year without a soda! And, you know what? My success on those running days didn’t improve one bit. I’m not upset with my coach for not having the correct answer; he did the best he could with what he knew back then! But that pattern of having an issue, attempting to solve it by implementing or removing “X, Y, or Z”, and experiencing zero improvements continued into my 29th year of life. Strained hips, a back “blowout”, elbow and shoulder surgery, and other issues would rarely, if ever, be improved by any of the methods I could find…
Until I found RPR…
“What is RPR?”
To oversimplify: RPR is a system that takes a dysfunctional body and effectively addresses the neurological aspect of the body and its control of movement. By effectively addressing those dysfunctions the body will stop firing out of sequence, it will stop using the wrong muscles to perform certain functions, and it will immediately begin to function properly and at a higher level of performance.
The key to the system’s effectiveness is that it addresses the NEUROLOGICAL aspect FIRST. We used to only focus on muscles (lifting weights, stretching, etc.) Then we started using things like foam rollers and lacrosse balls which influence connective tissues and fascia. This was an improvement, but it was still missing something.
That’s where RPR comes in. RPR addresses what our other modalities couldn’t. Namely, it helps take the body out of the “stress response”, “survival”, or “fight or flight” mode while “waking up” inhibited muscles and “turning down” overactive muscles giving us the results we wanted but couldn’t achieve and also improving the effect of the other modalities leading to greater benefits AND results that last more than an hour or a day or so.
Even though I explained that as simply as I believe I currently can, it can still be confusing without context and comparable examples. Hopefully this will help…
We will use the movement of hip flexion as an example. Hip flexion is when your hip joint “closes” forward or to the front of your body. When your leg swings forward when you walk or run your hip is flexing. The first muscle that SHOULD contract to create hip flexion is the Psoas, and it should perform the bulk of the movement. BUT, it is VERY common for our Psoai to be inhibited (not functioning properly) and for other muscles to take over the responsibilities of the Psoai. The Quads, Abs, Tibialis (front shin muscle), jaw, or opposite arm can all contribute and overcompensate for hip flexion in place of an ineffective Psoai. When other muscles step in in this way bad things are going to happen.
Comparing that situation to a few friends on a road trip in a car might help. The Psoas should be the driver. The other muscles would be the passengers, each passenger responsible for different aspects of a fun, safe road trip. The dude up front might have an eye on the map and will probably control the music. But what would happen if the driver closed his eyes and stopped steering while the front passenger took over the wheel? “Bad things” is the answer we were looking for. That situation is like when the Abs and Quads take over for the Psoai.
The Tibialis, jaw, or opposite arm taking over would be more like the middle row or back seat passenger unbuckling and reaching across to steer. That’s even worse! We don’t want either of those situations!
“What happens if my other muscles take over for the Psoas?”
I’m glad you asked, because this is what truly matters. If the wrong muscle dominates, but it doesn’t cause a negative side-effect, who cares? I wouldn’t. But that’s not the case.
Here are a few of the issues you might encounter from Psoas inhibition:
· Knee tendinitis
· Increased risk of ACL injury
· Low back tightness and pain
· Reduced rotation which reduces rotational power
· Ankle stiffness leading to knee or elbow pain
· Neck pain and tightness, possible headaches/migraines
That list is upsetting, and it doesn’t even include the negative effects on performance! Now you’re looking at performance drops AND aches, pains, and increased risk of injury!
Also, we’ve only taken a look at dysfunction of hip flexion. You still have breathing, hip extension, and a long list of movements that intertwine with their effects on pain and performance.
Needless to say, there is a LOT going on!
At this point you know that most of us have movement dysfunctions, and you know 6 side effects related ONLY to a dysfunctional hip flexion pattern. So, where do you go from here?
First and foremost, you need to experience RPR and what it can potentially do for you. Get assessed, have the proper Wake Up Drills prescribed for your specific situation/dysfunctions, and FEEL the change in your body. I’m setting up RPR “Assess and Treat” sessions now, so you can sign-up here to gain access, and we’ll find the time that works best for you. And don’t worry, I give you the material you need to continue to work on your dysfunctions while at home, before your workouts, etc. Feel the results, learn what you need, and access the material you need by going here.
Then, if you’re like the girl from above whose hip pain went from a 6 to a ZERO, your next step will be to consider getting yourself certified! Literally, she was so impressed with the results of using RPR that she went home and looked into getting certified… And she isn’t involved in the fitness industry! Her career has NOTHING to do with fitness, so RPR won’t increase her salary or her ability to do her job.
Years of pain and frustration led to brilliant individuals uncovering the secrets to unleashing full performance potential and dramatically reducing pain and risk of injury. My years of pain and frustration led to me finding this system, and now I want to pass it on to you, your child-athlete, and everyone possible if it will save y’all some pain and frustration! The RPR system will reset your body back to its original settings which will improve your performance, remove the pains related to movement dysfunction, and dramatically reduce your risk of injury! Experience these great results!
My Elite Athlete