Strength Protocol

BioMotor training involves strength training with the development of proprioceptive reflexes that allow the transfer of strength gains to sport. The goal is for the athlete to reach the requirements of strength needed to partake safely in their sport. Using our CAP Chart, the administrator sets the appropriate force to test the athlete and establish their CAP score. The CAP score uses proprietary algorithms to generate individual training goals for the athlete. The training programs run in 16 week cycles at which time the athlete is re-tested. The CAP program is "your brain plan for life", intended to optimize protective strength throughout the athlete's career.

The CAP strength training is taught in our online CAP 4 All course so it is always available to refer to, but also to help each athlete understand the importance of the strength training. It is designed for all ages and levels from amateur to professional and easy to incorporate into any training program as it only requires 10-15 minutes, twice a week.

BioMotor training involves the development of specific qualities of strength as well as the relevant proprioceptive abilities. The criteria under consideration when evaluating strengths role in reducing angular acceleration of the head are as follows:

  1. Training muscles eccentrically to improve the capacity for deceleration.
  2. The role of isometric strength and its relationship to high levels of eccentric and concentric strength.
  3. MVAC maximum voluntary activation capacity and intramuscular coordination. The amount of motor units an athlete can voluntarily recruit into action.
  4. Myotatic stretch reflex and how much additional resistive force can be generated by a sudden involuntary stretch. How much force is required to overwhelm this reflex.
  5. Anthropological measurements and their influence on strength requirements.
  6. The optimal structural balance ratio between all relevant musculature in neck. Force production in different planes of movement and its influence on reducing angular acceleration.
  7. Exercises that show the highest transfer to neck control in sports contact.
  8. Improving the body's ability to sense and respond to impacts and to engrain new reflexes in how the athlete absorbs contact.