How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance

 

I would like to share a book written by my king Tom Brady. I'm glad I got this book. This book is a summary of Brady's healthy life style and exercise routine. It is important for competitive athletes to look at all aspects of training, competition, and recovery and this is what Tom Brady does in his book. I used many of the ideas here to improve my approach to competing in MMA. As of right now, most importantly I have to do my best to recover from surgery.

TB12 method isn’t just a training regimen — I see it as a holistic lifestyle. It’s built upon truths and principles that underpin what Tom Brady does every day in his life. The principles  make up the foundation of what we at TB12 believe is the optimal approach to exercise, training, and living a life of vitality. Any one of these principles can be taken alone, of course. But their effect is cumulative: the more you can incorporate, the better your results will be. Team TB12 doesn’t view the body as an assortment of parts. It’s a connected system that functions as a whole, and you should treat it that way. By practicing and living all twelve of these principles, you’ll begin to see great benefits.

 

The first book by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady—the five-time Super Bowl champion who is still reaching unimaginable heights of excellence at forty years old—a gorgeously illustrated and deeply practical “athlete’s bible” that reveals Brady’s revolutionary approach to sustained peak performance for athletes of all kinds and all ages.

In The TB12 Method, Tom Brady explains how he developed his groundbreaking approach to long-term fitness, presenting a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to his personal practice. Brady offers the principles behind pliability, which is at the heart of a new paradigm shift and movement toward a more natural, healthier way of exercising, training, and living—and one that challenges some commonly held assumptions around health and wellness. Filled with lessons learned from Brady’s own peak performance training, and step-by-step action steps to help readers develop and maintain their own peak performance, The TB12 Method also advocates for more effective approaches to strength training, hydration, nutrition, supplementation, cognitive fitness, recovery, and other lifestyle choices that dramatically decrease the risk of injury while amplifying and extending performance, as well as quality of life.

 
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I would like to introduce some of TB12 gears I use. Pliability revolutionizes an athlete’s journey, and can benefit everyone. It primes your muscles to absorb and disperse forces — in both sport and daily life — so you can achieve more and avoid injury. Pliability work turns short, dense muscles into long, soft, and resilient muscles. It gets your body to 100 percent muscle pump function, and keeps it there over time — which is a huge part of achieving sustained peak performance.Shoulder performance bands have ergonomic handles and are made with surgical-grade dipped latex tubing sheathed in ballistic nylon for maximum safety. Unlike weights, these bands provide progressive resistance throughout the entire range of motion while adjusting to each user’s natural strength curve. The kit also includes a booklet with 12 TB12-aligned exercises.

 
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Everything begins with pliability, the daily lengthening and softening of muscles before and after physical activity. Without pliable muscles, you can’t achieve long-term health. Every athlete needs to find a balance between strength, conditioning, and pliability. The balance will change based on your age, sports, needs, and goals.

The function of your muscles is to protect your bone structure and support the acts of daily living. You should train to develop the optimal strength to do the job your body needs to do, while limiting the load — especially the overload — you put on your joints.bands have ergonomic handles and are made with surgical-grade dipped latex tubing sheathed in ballistic nylon for maximum safety. Unlike weights, these bands provide progressive resistance throughout the entire range of motion while adjusting to each user’s natural strength curve. The kit also includes a booklet with 12 TB12-aligned exercises.

 

I was really surprised by the fact that how much Tom spends time on "pre-hab", in another word, "injury prevention". It is comprehensive and well-thought out. It's his way of telling his story and then thoroughly covering all aspects of life that lead to achieving a lifetime of sustained peak performance that makes it unique.

TB12 diet focus on preventing injury and promoting accelerated recovery through holistic, whole-body wellness. Tom eats mostly fresh, local and organic fruit and vegetables, according to this book. His staples include wild fish and free-range, hormone-free meat, along with whole grains, nuts and products from his line of snacks and protein bars. This is almost same as what our ancestors used to do. The key is to fight inflammation and help body absorb nutrients. Inflammation is a useful immune-system reaction that helps fight infections. Inflammation also follows injuries and athletic exertion. MMA is such a stressful sport, so I must follow anti inflammatory diet for sure. According to Paul Hagerty (LAc, CSCS), a Body Coach at the TB12 Sports Therapy Center,eating plant-based allows you to get a range of essential phytonutrients that are believed to help combat chronic degenerative diseases. Eating plant-based can also help you get a larger variety of vitamins and minerals that can help with everything from your bones to your skin

Sleeping is not a sexy topic, but I recognized that sleeping is the most important thing. The body and the brain need rest, recentering, and recovery via sleep, meditation (or other balancing techniques that encourage the right mind-set), and recovery innovations such as tech-enabled sleepwear. Whether you've struggled with sleep problems, or you're simply interested in living a longer, healthier life, you're going to be blown away with what you learn from Tom's routine and effort for sleep.