Is it possible to major accelerate recovery processes and regain biological vitality without using touch, talking, medicine, sleep, machines or traditional training?
The way I see it recovery science of Pro Cycling might need some updating when it comes to achieving deep adaptive recovery.
Imagine every day during a Tour, (used TdF 2017-18 with overwhelming success) a training camp, altitude training, sleeping very good. Wake up in the morning feeling relaxed, good and not tired. Legs feeling pretty good. This is now more or less possible. Because the recovery coming, the normalization of the vegetative system is unavoidable if one uses the method. (takes about 35min laying on the back in human basic position, activating human self-regulation movements, not lifting a finger, nobody touching you). No more need for massage. Just let the organism start accelerating its recovery processes. Shaking off the tiredness. Everybody can learn to do this alone. You do not have to understand or believe in the method. Just use it.
Dear Sports scientist, now its possible to make the adaptive physiology smile again.
During a hard race, training or a major Tour sometimes the organism inner dynamic reaches is maximum and the organism in away starts to compensate and break down. The inner structures, the adaptive processes, the vegetative system, the homeostasis has reached its maximum.
Over time also called Allostatic overload and if not proper transformed may later develop to unclear sickness- symptoms and performance loss, and can be quantified by measurement of disturbance in autonomous, hormonal, immunological and genetic variables:
In Pro cycling – the big 3 week races – massage on a tired body can be dangerous. The massage attack(stress load) on the organism can lead to disruptive peristaltic (digestions disturbance), loss of biological vitality, fever symptoms. Heavy tiredness and loss of mental focus the next day. ((infectious risk-possible transfer of alien bacteria/virus and organismic waste through touching) .
Physio, massage and other invasive methods can be seen as an attack on the human organism and will be fought back by the adaptive physiology.(compensated by adaptive physiology and might create unsolvable vegetative contradictions) It adds disturbance and can lay the ground for long-lasting injuries and performance loss ( in some cases even lead to dysregulated maladaptive physiology) and destroy/delay the organisms own self-healing/regulation processes.
The experience of hard racing is, in reality, a contradiction in the vegetative system. Today’s recovery science in Pro cycling sometimes try to reduce this disturbance with spinning on a bike after the race, cooling therapy etc., and sleeping. For me, this is not enough.
The disturbance pattern, the contradiction in the vegetative system is possible to more or less transform, and create a normal vegetative balance with vegetative training in about 30-45 min.
The method is an incredibly powerful way of putting the homeostasis (performance characteristic) of an organism in movement, so as to support an in-depth transformation of its dynamic. Every session will gradually improve all functions of the organism. Improvement starts centrally in the organism and partly through epigenetic mechanisms spreads peripherally to all other biochemical, physiological, somatic, emotional and cognitive processes.
The recovery session provokes the homeostasis (sympaticus/parasympaticus). Often experienced as spasm/shaking in the body. During the session, the athlete might fade out a bit. Like in trance. Short after session, one might feel some disorientated but deeply relaxed and revitalized. After about 15-20 min clearness and energy coming.
Most riders have had injuries. This injuries will be remembered by the organism usually as a performance disturbance or instinctive fear that can reduce biomechanical and coordination control/skills and might lead to /seek more accidents happening. With vegetative training, we can transform those structures and lift the general functionality of the organism.
Irishman Dan Martin earned his best overall result in the Tour de France 2017, sixth place this July. The crazy thing is, he rode more than half of the race with two fractured vertebrae. The amazing effect of Vegetative training.
NB! Massage on Pro riders tired cold body, heat cream ( for example after cold wet stage) can lead to flu/fever, possible heart irregularity symptoms/illness. Massage – physio and other invasive methods add overload/disturbance to adaptive physiology and should be avoided. Sometimes the organism reacts with flu/fever symptoms to cook out extras stress added.
The science I represent has more than 60 years experience in normalizing the vegetative system and improving breathing capacity. The method is based on an old medical/psychological tradition from Norway with long experience on improving coordination skill, breathing capacity, biomechanics, mental focus/strength, and recovery. Its called Self-regulated and experience orientated vegetotherapy. SOV. In sports, I call it Vegetative training. VGT.
Ive used the method on Pro riders during altitude training, races and daily training, and Tour de France 2017-18.
If you are curious or want more info I’m happy to answer any questions or provide more info.
Sending You good vibes here from Kiefersfelden, Bayern. Germany.
Mr. Inge Jarl Clausen
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