Do THIS drill today (especially) if you wear glasses or sunglasses

Did you know that the SIZE of the glasses you wear can make you slower and weaker?

It’s crazy, but true.

It’s something that happens with corrective lenses, sunglasses, and even shooting glasses.

Here’s how it works and how you can overcome this limitation if you wear smaller sunglasses, like I do.

In most people, when you look up, down, right, or left, it changes the intensity of the motor output from your brain to your muscles.

Look up and the intensity of extensor muscles is increased to help you jump. (Think triceps and quads)

Look down and the intensity of flexor muscles is increased to help you drop. (Think hamstrings and biceps)

Look to the right and extensor muscles on the left side are increased and flexor muscles on the right side are increased to help you turn right quicker.

Look to the left and extensor muscles on the right side are increased and flexor muscles on the left side are increased to help you turn left quicker.

It’s a beautiful feature of our brains, but the glasses we wear can literally turn it off to make us slower and weaker than we could be.

You see, when you put on a pair of glasses or sunglasses, the tendency is to limit the range of motion of the eye to what you can see clearly through the lens.

Dr. Eric Cobb from Z-Health calls them “a prison for your eyes” because of how effectively they limit motion.

So, what we want to do is train the brain to use the full range of motion of the eye…even when you’re wearing glasses.

It’s pretty easy.

But only do these drills if you want to move quicker and be stronger with less effort.

At first, put on your glasses and push them out on your nose until you can see outside of the frame of your lenses. It’ll be bright if you’re wearing sunglasses and may be blurry if you’re wearing corrective lenses.

Over time, you’ll be able to do the drill with your glasses closer and closer to your eyes.

Now, SLOWLY (10-15 seconds) trace a circle with your eyes, looking outside of your lenses the entire time.

It may help to trace a large circle with your finger or a pen out at arm’s length and follow it with your eyes.

See how big of a range of motion you can do comfortably. If it’s uncomfortable, reduce your range of motion and go slower or stop the drill and consult with an eye care professional.

Only do this drill 2-3 times in each direction per day until your eyes are used to moving through their full range of motion again.

Second, let’s put the drill into context.

Next time you stand up or sit down, practice looking up above your lenses as you stand and looking down, below your lenses as you sit.

Next, practice standing square, looking as far to the right as you can without turning your head, then turning your head, then turning your body and feet 90 degrees to the right and take a step, pushing off with your left foot. Repeat this to the left. The mechanics of how you turn and step don’t matter as much right now as connecting the act of having your eyes lead rotational movement of the body.

Using this little hack is like getting free energy and free strength gains.

Ignoring it is like driving down the road with the parking brake on.

You may still get to where you want to go, but it’ll take longer, take more effort, and you’ll have more wear & tear along the way.

There are several things like this that people unknowingly do with their vision that act as a dragging parking brake on not only their ability to shoot quickly and accurately, but also on their ability to move quickly, smoothly, and powerfully through life.

I want to encourage you today to find out and take the parking brake off of your shooting…and life…and see how you can get better performance in less time and with less effort by clicking >HERE< now.

Trust me, you’ll be glad you did.

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