Designing Your Program
The way that we're going to format our assessments and like I said, I want to make sure that the whoever viewing this with us at home understands why we're actually taking the time to do this, okay? Because as I said, I've taught for years people how to build their own exercise programs, and what I found is that they almost never do if we don't take the time to physically do it. So that's, why I'm gonna have you guys do this and hopefully everyone watching will join us. So I'm gonna race are really crazy looking brain here, all right? What I'm going to recommend is that you guys pull out a sheet of paper, a needed make up, two columns, all right? You know, designed two columns and on the left hand side of your column left hand side at the top, you want to write the words high performance and on the other side, you want to write the words rehab, right, high performance and rehab, okay, that's the chart that you want to make, and I would explain what I mean by these, I've kind of already...
mentioned this to you, uh, but I want to go through and make sure that we all understand what we're talking about, okay, so your high performance drills the way that I'm going to classify them is any exercise that I've given you so and I isometric and I circle a spiral a breathing drill, a jaw mobility drill anything that immediately improves one of your vision assessments goes in the high performance category someone clear on that okay, rehab is everything else okay? And this is the important thing rehab is everything else the reason that I think this is important is I want you understand something clearly, which is that I've asked your eyes and brain to do nothing in this course that should be difficult is that clear that's one of the things that a lot of people misunderstand about all this vision work this course is a basic like this should be simple easy to perform if your eyes are working fairly normally you should be able to look close and look far away with relative ease you should be able to do the brock string with relative ease you should able to catch that ball and call the letter with relative ease now I'm not saying to be awesome at it if you haven't practised it but with a good kind of normal a set of eyes and brain function this shouldn't be hard so the main thing I want to understand is if there's stuff in here that's difficult and you get really blurry and everything else as a result of doing it that's okay but it's not okay to never practice it what we want to make sure of is that we're practicing and at the right time, all right, and that's actually, why we have these two categories, so let me kind of explain a little bit further, all right? And this is something they teach my pro athletes to. So this is this is across the board the way that I work with people. Ah, high performance and drill you want to do any time you need to be up for something. All right? So how many of you got a business meeting where you want to perform? Well, you're going to do something creative, we could be doing a specific type of, you know, maybe you're talking, taking pictures somewhere you're drawing. You are preferred preparing for a sports event, whatever it is, anytime that you want to be performing at a high level, if you have a list of high performance vision drills like hey, every time I do this, I immediately can see better on the multi size font chart or the brock string becomes easier. You want to do those drills, then? All right, those air good primers, um, you mentioned yesterday I wouldn't want to go for a run without loosening up a little bit, you can think of high performance vision drills as loosening up your body and your brain. Yeah, right. Little rope skipping for your brain. Um, so you want to really keep these in mind now the reason that I bring that up a cz well is noticed when do this at least four times a day, right? If you're already good at something, do more of it. It's a simple idea if I'm doing deliberate practice with my eyes going hey, eyes hey, brain, I want to see better if I'm already good at something then I want to practice it so four times a day, you know, go through whatever list you create over here as we go through now please understand if nothing that you practice goes over here today that's all right too? It just means that your visual system needs some additional love uh, and eventually we'll start trading stuff across all right, so that's, the, uh, high performance and then we have the rehab drills. Some of you have been doing rehab drills in the room and like you did the broth string drill, which for you is definately going to be a rehab drill like man? I'm supposed to see two and I only see one and occasionally it's like flickering in the now that each time you did it, you were you said man it's like my, my eyes almost throbbing do you think that you want to do that right before you have a really intense business meeting or are really intense conversation with someone that you want to go well now so you want to frame that as hey this is a rehab drill that I want to do when I'm really chilled out when I'm relaxed and I could give some dedicated time to it but in a time when I don't have to be mentally physically emotionally really is that you guys okay with that conceptually so you want to make sure and you can think about all of your exercise this way because you can actually go into the gym and figure out while there may be some exercises that every time I do them I feel awesome and other exercises when I do them I feel kind of bad don't feel compelled to always do the bad ones right then right you want to find out what makes you feel good so with the rehab drills notices we gotta balance here we're going to our high performance four times a day rehab typically three times a day and we want to be doing those away from times when we have to be doing something really intense clear okay now I want to bring up one more thing is it possible because I mentioned this in the timing that I could do a high performance and then rehab and maybe get a better result so I talked about this yesterday when I was talking about the whole brain plasticity thing in that timing matters, and I showed you the little pyramid, and I said later on, we're building our programs once we have our two columns let's say, we're going to talk about you against okay, because just let's say, over here, you have your brock string, and I say, all right, we're going to really work on that brock string three times a day, and you also have discovered that maybe one of the other exercises because you actually did really well with just sitting and breathing and focusing in the distance, it could be that if you did distance vision because you respond really well to that, that would be a high performance drill. If you did maybe twenty, thirty seconds of that before the brock string, it may improve the brock string. Okay, so that's kind of what I'm trying to get you guys to realize is that any exercise that improves you done just before one of your rehab drills, maybe maybe even more effective, everyone clear on that, ok, any questions so far? All right, it's a fairly easy system. You just put stuff in the right category and then figure out how much you going to do it, um I'm going, I'm going to talk a little bit more about this as we go forward, but here's, the basic idea that I'm trying to get across to you and I mentioned this even in our own office, around the vision contest that we ran most people because we live with our vision all day, every day. The changes and improvements are sometimes subtle, which means if you're not testing, like if you don't actually go over in periodically go, huh? I wonder if I'm still twenty, twenty five or, you know, twenty, forty you won't know because the difference between this line in this line is actually relatively subtle in daily life, but I find that is really, really helpful to quantify, to test, to assess, to go, you know what? I'm actually getting benefit, we do it in the gym. How do we do in the gym if we lift weights in the gym? We know that we're improving by what the most likely thing is being able to put more weight on your left s so I couldn't go hey, look, I'm actually lifting more weight or my form is better, um, there's a bunch of different ways to no improvement, but most people are looking to go can I put another plate on when we run? What do we do? Click we time ourselves? Am I running a little bit faster? Am I running? You know a little more comfortably in my less out of breath so with that in mind as a motivator, that's what all these assessments are for and ultimately if you don't track very often as I said, people begin to lose motivation and that's the number one thing that I don't want to have happened, I spent two days kind of yelling at you going you can do it, you can change your brain, you can do it, you got accepted up to that, you wind right and winning off sometime you gotta keep score in order to win cool enough absolute alright, awesome! So the goal here generally is to do some kind of test each week now that could literally be just this chart. It could just be the multi size font charge you do not have to do all these assessments every week if you're one of those people who really likes that, you can do it. But in general, the whole goal here is to think about us upward spiraling improvement over the course of multiple years, which means that you don't have to get it all done today you don't have to get it all done this month giving yourself that repeated target month after month, year after year can make enormous changes over time like I said, whenever I first started doing vision training years ago was a kid. My eyes were less develop, less skilled and not as good as they are now on dso that's vision progress. Over twenty five years, I'll be forty four relatively soon. Forty three. And, like said, my eyes are better now than when they were fourteen or fifteen. And so I find that really cool.