How Exercise Helps the Brain [If You Do It Right]

Exercising your brain

All exercise is not created equal.

For so long, we have focused on the Just Do SOMETHING model. Inundated with content on obesity in America, problems with sugary food and our sedentary lifestyle, we have just tried to get you to do anything. Surely, some exercise is better than no exercise. And I'm with you on that.

But let's not fool ourselves. The complexity of the body is too great for such a simplistic approach. Personal Trainers wouldn't exist if it were that easy. 

The brain works best when it is free from pre-programmed garbage. I covered this topic in some detail in my article about being deliberate and different. 

I like to think of exercise as super-glueing your patterns. Good or bad. If you are employing the Just Do SOMETHING model, you will certainly get some of physiological benefits of the exercise (which I estimate is about 25% of what you can really accomplish with exercise) but if you're not calculated enough, you will likely be super-glueing nasty patterns that will be hard to un-glue and limit your growth potential.

If you're reading this blog, I know who you are. You did not start reading this because you are comfortable settling for pretty good. The people in my audience are hungry for the best. You want to unlock that 75% of growth potential. You want to use exercise to super-glue OUTSTANDING patterns. The primary pattern you want to cement in your system is single leg stance (which I covered at length in this article). You want to become an expert at single leg stance. 

By mastering single-leg stance and understanding some basic neurology, your brain can now function with freedom, and THAT is a healthy brain. 

Brain science and single leg stance are pillars of my genMAX (unlocking your genetic maximum) training model. Start the journey of learning this model with this three-part blog series.

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