When you are working to improve your motor function, it’s crucial to refine your mind in addition to physically training your body. Simply keeping your eye on the ball isn’t enough to take your performance to the next level. McGuirt Strength offers intensive neurocognitive training exercises designed to help optimize how your brain takes in information and responds to sensory input.
Sensory Training with Strobe Glasses
Did you know that vision is our dominant sense, accounting for up to 85% of all sensory input? Vision entails more than just sight; it’s a complex process that involves deriving meaning from the things that you see. This process is both a learned and developed function that relies on a multitude of different skills.
Through years of experience training with the most cutting-edge fitness technologies from Senaptec, I have my visual and sensory routine down to a science. My regimen helps coach your brain to incorporate all of your strength, agility, and range for faster, better, and stronger response times and decision-making.
Benefits of Strobe Glasses
McGuirt Strength is home to one of the only Senaptec Sensory Stations in the state, in addition to being one of the few carriers of the Strobe glasses. After just 2 weeks of using these industry-leading glasses, you can achieve improvements in:
- Reflexes & Reaction Times
- Hand-Eye Coordination
- Visual Attention
- Mental Clarity
- Contrast Sensitivity
- Central & Peripheral Processing Time
- Near/Far Quickness
- Decision-Making Times
- Balance and Stability
- Visualization Abilities
- Depth Perception
- Target Capture
- Multiple Object Tracking
Whether you are working to get in better shape or train for the PGA Championship, a consistent practice schedule is the best way to ensure results from new technology like Strobe Glasses. After performing an initial Muscle Activation Techniques® assessment, supplementary visual training with the Strobe Glasses at McGuirt Strength will help boost your neuromuscular function to give you the results you want, without added physical stress and trauma.
How Strobe Glasses Work
Senaptec Strobe glasses are designed to strengthen the connection between the eyes, brain, and body – a relationship that is essential to improving reaction times. The key to training the brain to make quicker associations is limiting the presence of available visual information. This way, the brain becomes more efficient with limited sensory cues, gradually decreasing the time it takes to process visual information once it is added back into the activity.
Strobe Glasses accomplish this through the use of liquid-crystal technology in the lenses. The mixture turns clear lenses opaque, removing the visual element for a short period of time to train your brain to process visual cues more adeptly. Flashing or ‘strobing’ back and forth between clear and opaque lenses removes visual data for milliseconds, forcing the brain to perform functions in simulated pressure situations. Over time, the brain will adapt to be less dependent on full visual information in split-second decisions.
Senaptec glasses can be integrated for use with the Senaptec Sensory Station, Tablet, or other smart devices during physical training drills. With Senaptec Strobe App and Bluetooth functionality, you can conveniently control your Strobes from your portable smart device. Senaptec’s Strobe Glasses and Portable Tablet are available for purchase on the McGuirt Strength site so that you can train from home on your time after learning the techniques.
Shop the Senaptec Glasses here to receive a free performance evaluation on the Sensory Station.
Why Pro Athletes Are Training With Strobe Glasses
Once athletes reach peak levels of performance, training to stay on top is of the utmost importance. Athletes like NBA legend Michael Jordan and NBA MVP Steph Curry have used strobe lights in practice to mirror game conditions and improve reaction times. Michael Jordan believed the strobe light effect mimicked cameras flashing on the sidelines of a game, adding to the benefits of the use of strobe lights. Here’s a glimpse into the training methods of elite athletes and how the ‘greats’ stay great with the same technology used at McGuirt Strength.
- How do Kawhi Leonard — and Steph Curry — train their brains? Strobe lights (yes, really)
- The Top Secret Tool That Stephen Curry Uses to Train His Brain
- The lingering question around a bulked-up Bryson: Is he at greater risk of injury?
Bama Sports Science: Episode Seven
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) August 4, 2020
Implementing new fitness technologies into training routines help propel athletes beyond their performance expectations. We all look up to these sports icons, so why not try out their game plans to reach our own fitness goals?
The McGuirt Strength Method
As a personal trainer in Mt. Pleasant, SC, my role is to help create a personalized pathway to success. What better way to help you achieve your goals than with the use of advanced fitness technologies that enhance your training? Senaptec Strobe glasses aren’t just for professional athletes; they can help anyone improve depth perception, balance, and strength, no matter your goal. I offer a variety of training environments to private and semi-private clients to suit a range of fitness needs
Want to experience the benefits of Strobe Glasses for yourself? Take your training to the next level; contact McGuirt Strength at 843-412-1688 today to learn more about my training services or schedule your training session online.
To Achieving Greatness,
MAT® Specialist & Personal Trainer, Charleston SC