Steve Hamming is a Mad Man. He works out every day. He adheres to a disciplined Paleo diet, free of processed sugars and high-fat foods. He is the fittest 55-59 year old man in American according to Crossfit. And that's just what he does for fun! In "real life", Steve is a professional psychotherapist who recently took up a business partnership with veteran NeurOptimal® neurofeedback trainer Molly Raaymakers in Western Michigan. And that's when [...]
Come summer, cake is not your friend. For months you’ve been avoiding that rum-spiced coconut gelato cake someone keeps posting on Facebook. You gain weight just looking at it. Then, just as you’re about to give in and raid the local gourmand patisserie, you stop and remember: warm, body-bearing weather is coming. While that crème fraiche looks great on a top of berries, it won’t look so good on top of your thighs. Ugh. [...]
Dear Mayor Villaraigosa: I’d like to report a crime. Our L.A. sports teams’ recent performance is so shameful, they should all be locked up for for public indecency. Let’s start with the dribblers - the Los Angeles Lakers – who were so bad earlier this season, they had to fire their coach. Unfortunately he wasn’t the one making all those bad shots and turnovers, so it didn’t help. The Clippers aren’t much better. They “lead” [...]
Dr. Valdean Brown, co-developer of the NeurOptimal® brain training system discusses using neurofeedback to up his golf game.
Whoever came up with that ridiculous phrase "Tennis anyone!"?! It implies anyone can pick up a tennis racket and just enjoy playing the game. That would not describe my experience. I'm something of a jock, but I've never found tennis to be relaxing, natural or easy. My clean up hitter-infected swing more often than not sends my backhand bounding into the neighboring court instead of the one I'm supposed to be playing on. My ground strokes [...]
It all comes down to this moment. You've pushed your body to its physical limits for four long years now. You've assembled gigabytes of performance data and analyzed it ad finitum to maximize you potential. You've lived like a monk, keeping a boring routine of practice, critique, sleep; practice, critique, sleep. You don't have time for real relationships except for those that involve your chosen apparatus and your coach. Vanilla lattes? Ice cream sundaes?! Forgettaboutit; they [...]
INTRODUCING NEUROPTIMAL®’S NEW, AFFORDABLE PERSONAL TRAINER Most folks have a love/hate relationship with their personal trainer. S/he makes them do things you don’t necessarily want to do. Like Cardio Barre at 6AM before that wake up shot of Nespresso. Like that extra rep when biceps are screaming with lactic acid. That personal trainer is probably the only person outside of their immediate family who keeps bringing the pain, but still gets an invite to the [...]