The Importance Of Balance And How To Fix It

It’s easy to think of training as a purely physical activity, but your brain has more to do with your physical ability and your perception of pain than you may think. How does neurology relate to your training and your perception of pain? What is the vestibular system, and what does it have to do with your balance and coordination? Today’s guest is here to answer those questions and more.

Taylor Kruse is the co-founder of The Movement Project and Kruse Elite in Boston. Taylor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health and has studied Z Health, the Burdenko Method, and Neurokinetic Therapy. He’s a martial artist, a collegiate wrestler, and a former high school wrestling coach. Listen to the episode to hear what Taylor has to say about brain-based training, how your eye position is linked to strength and mobility and what you need to know about the threat neuromatrix.

Topics Discussed in This Episode:

  • How Taylor got started in the health and fitness industry
  • The Movement Project
  • Kruse Elite
  • The Burdenko Method
  • How the vestibular system relates to brain-based training
  • How to improve the vestibular system
  • How eye position can improve strength and mobility
  • How to know if your balance and coordination are what they should be
  • The difference between proprioception and balance training
  • Z Health
  • The threat neuromatrix
  • Daily practices that can help reduce threat
  • The exercises that give the most bang for your buck
  • How Taylor fixed a runner’s knee pain without touching their knee
  • The difference between inputs and outputs and how they improve movement skills
  • Some of the things that Taylor and Alisha are interested in right now

Links and Resources:

Taylor Kruse
Kruse Elite

@KruseElite
Z Health

Quotes:

“If you’re gonna squat and deadlift and do cartwheels and jump and land and spin, you have to have a healthy vestibular system in order to do those things.”

“Because pain is 100% an output of the brain, you don’t actually have to have an injury event to experience pain.”

“We can work with any of the sensory systems to instantaneously create a better output.”

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