Building Bodies and Minds

Building Bodies and Minds

<br> <p>Hypnosis and high-tech gadgets giving everyday athletes the edge physically and mentally.<br><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"></span></p><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"> <br></span>

WEEKEND WARRIORS... SOME DO IT FOR THEIR HEALTH...OTHERS FOR THE THRILL OF COMPETITION.
 WEEKEND WARRIORS DON'T COLLECT A CHECK FOR THEIR BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS, BUT THEY'RE USING HIGH TECH AND SOMETIMES UNORTHODOX WAYS TO BOOST THEIR PERFORMANCE.
GETTING YOUR BLOOD DRAWN IN THE MIDDLE OF A RUN... HAVING EVERY STRIDE SCRUTINIZED...BEING HYPNOTIZED? (hypnosis sounds)
IT'S WHAT THESE ATHLETES ARE DOING TO IMPROVE THEIR PERFORMANCE.
HEATHER HIDOCK IS HAVING HER LACTIC ACID THRESHOLD TESTED.
FIGURING OUT WHAT HER THRESHOLD IS, CAN HELP INCREASE IT, AND IN TURN..BUILD ENDURANCE.
 PHYSIOLOGIST SHARLYNE RIVERA SAYS IT HELPS RUNNER'S PINPOINT WHAT PACE OR TRAINING ZONE IS BEST FOR THEM. "People are disillusioned into thinking that you always have to go hard and go fast.."
AT THIS RUNNER'S CLINIC... DAVE CALVERT IS GOING THROUGH A BATTERY OF BIO-MECHANICS TESTS... THE TEAM OF DOCTORS ANALYZES HIS FORM, STRIDE...
BALANCE AND DIET.
DOCTOR DARRIN BRIGHT SAYS PROBLEMS IN ANY OF THESE AREAS COULD LEAD TO INJURIES.
"Unfortunately, anywhere from a third to half of all runners will get injured each year."
A COMPUTER SYNCHRONIZED WITH THREE CAMERAS GIVE SPORTS TRAINERS A COMPREHENSIVE PICTURE OF WHAT DAVE IS DOING RIGHT-AND WRONG.
NUTRITIONISTS HELP HIM MAXIMIZE HIS CARB INTAKE WITH THIS FORMULA. DIVIDE YOUR BODY WEIGHT BY TWO-POINT-TWO..MULTIPLY THAT NUMBER BY FIVE-THAT WILL GIVE YOU HOW MANY GRAMS OF CARBS TO AIM FOR EACH DAY. DAVE'S MENTAL CONDITION IS ALSO IMPORTANT.
2008 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL-WINNING SHOOTER VINCENT HANCOCK KNOWS ALL ABOUT THE MENTAL GAME.
"That's the piece that makes or breaks you.."
INSTEAD OF HITTING THIS GYM, HE AND OTHER ATHLETES COME HERE. TO THE MIND GYM. 
LICENSED HYPNOTIST DAN VITCHOFF SAYS CERTAIN TONES IN SPECIFIC MUSIC HELP HIM REWIRE CONNECTIONS IN ATHLETES' BRAINS...SO CALM, FOCUSED RESPONSES ARE AUTOMATIC UNDER PRESSURE. 
"You're getting them into that state where they've done it thousands and thousands of times."
THE POWER OF SUGGESTION...AND THE POWER OF HIGH TECH TESTING.
GIVING THESE ATHLETES THE EDGE.
 YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE AN ENDURANCE ATHLETE TO IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL GAME.
 A NEW STUDY OUT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AND THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS... SHOWS BRISK WALKS HELPED THE ELDERLY REMEMBER THINGS BETTER.
 AFTER A YEAR ON THE EXERCISE PROGRAM...SCANS SHOWED THE PARTICIPANTS' BRAINS WERE GROWING...REVERSING THEIR NORMAL AGE-RELATED SHRINKAGE. 
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