“I think The Performance Lab has seriously upped my mountain bike game. I’ve been riding stuff I never dreamed of this week. Set a PR [personal record] on Double Down today in pretty slippery conditions too!” This was a text I received from Steve Fisher who is a professional road cyclist with Team Jelly Belly on December 30, 2017. I was just getting the Performance Lab underway and I had asked Steve, along with a few others, if he would be a test subject to see if what I think I had was real or not.
The video highlights a couple things. The first is obvious; I have greatly improved my filming skills and setup since we did the first Performance Lab on November 29, 2017. Second, is the improvement Steve saw, albeit subtle, even after the first session. They show a progression of him being able to handle the wobble pad better each time. This progression is due to the delay in his the firing of his muscles being reduced with each treatment. Removing the delay is the goal of the treatment in The Performance Lab because this is where balance, coordination and power are then born out from. So the steadier he can perform this and other challenges we have in The Performance Lab the better able he is to respond to changing trail conditions which, of course, makes one and faster, smoother rider. In other words his agility has improved dramatically. (Agility: the efficiency and speed at which one can change directions.)
“I took 1:34 off my previous best Cougar Ridge descent time yesterday! 20% faster!!!!!” a text I received on May 30, 2018 from Steve Fisher.
The last segment in the video is dated May 14, 2018. You can see how still his body is. Go back and compare that with the first to really see the difference. This sort of change will only result in better athletic performance. No question about it. Stay tuned for more data on this project. Let me know if you have any questions or comments.
Thanks for reading,
Steve Noble, DC