For those who are unfamiliar, over the summer there has been a buzz in the strength community regarding the performance benefits of Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR). As many of you have likely read Dave Tate’s personal accounts or JL Holdsworth’s experience taking and utilizing the technique on Dave and other athletes, this publication will serve to provide yet another outlook on RPR. This will be a more in-depth look at the physiological processes that occur in the body due to stress and overtraining and the concepts that RPR utilizes to address them.
After almost seven months of implementation at my facilities and at the University of Memphis, Reflexive Performance Reset has been a game changer for a wide variety of athletes, coaches, patients, and even myself. So long as the subject is willing to do what is asked of them both inside and outside my office, RPR has batted 1.000. EVERY person that has implemented RPR into their training or life has seen positive effects in strength, performance, and/or pain. In my practice and on the field, I utilize multiple tools to help get my athletes performing at their peak potential. This includes adjustments, dry needling, myofascial release/ART, kinesiotaping, and various types of rehabilitative exercise prescription. RPR is without a doubt the most effective method I have encountered for addressing compensatory motor patterns and restoring proper motion for enhanced performance and function. So now that I have your attention, let's get down to the nitty-gritty on how RPR gets the job done.
1. The Importance of the Nervous System
2. RPR and Sports Performance
3. Who can Benefit from RPR?