In an ongoing podcast series called "The Krush Brain Game", Jeff Krushell talks with leading experts and industry insiders about the role of the brain in human performance and the methods and technologies that are being used with professional and elite athletes.
Podcaster and performance consultant, Jeff Krushell, interviews Thought Technology, Ltd Co-Founder, Lawrence Klein, in the final podcast of his series “The Krush Brain Game” where he explores the role of the brain body connection in optimal performance training.
Asked about his focus on the brain, Jeff replied, “We know the brain is a huge piece of the performance puzzle and new advances in technology are not only allowing us to map and track brain performance like never before but also allowing us to train the brain – IN REAL TIME and in ways that we have NEVER been able to until recently.”
Thought Technology’s products have been used by Olympic and professional athletes and other high performers for decades. A key component in peak performance training is learning to keep stress at bay, so that both mind and body can focus a hundred percent on the task at hand. According to Lawrence Klein, “Each individual processes stress differently. A psychophysiological stress assessment looks at multiple modalities such as heart rate, respiration rate, skin conductance, temperature, and muscle tension. When you are able to measure the body’s physiological reaction to stress, you can learn to change how it responds and over time can call upon this skill whenever needed.”
Included in this ongoing series, are interviews with several influential people from the biofeedback field including: Dr. Erik Peper, psychologist, author and president of the Biofeedback Federation of Europe; Dr. Inna Khazan who combines the use of biofeedback and mindfulness.
About Jeff Krushell
Jeff Krushell is the founder of Krush Performance and an Athlete Development Specialist & Organizational Performance Consultant. He is regarded as a noted expert in the area of talent development in sport and through his work has gained unique insights into the process of improving performance.
Over the last 25 years Jeff has worked in the world of high-performance sport helping athletes tap into their potential to truly understand what it is like to achieve Human Maximum Performance. Jeff currently consults for Major League Baseball International; CTV News, Edmonton; Vauxhall Baseball Academy; Link Management and has previously worked as the strength and conditioning coach for both the Toronto Blue Jays and Edmonton Eskimos.
About Lawrence Klein
- In addition to being the Co- Founder of Thought Technology Ltd. with Dr. Hal Myers (1974), Lawrence Klein is:
- Co-author in 1974 of Mind Over Muscle with Major Nory Laderoute
- Member since 1965 of the CSCF/CSIA - Canadian Ski Coaches Association / Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance
- Co- Founder in 1996 of The Biofeedback Federation of Europe
- Life-time Member of the WTFCA – World Track & Field Coaches Associate