It has been said by many coaches and professional athletes that sports is 80% mental
and 20% physical. However, we spend the majority of our time on the physical conditioning.
How much of your time is spent of the mental aspect of your game?
WHO CAN BENEFIT From IM?
Athletes at any level seeking to improve their skill set may see improvements in
Focus & Concentration
Motor Control & Coordination
Rhythm & Timing
Motor Planning & Sequencing Speed
Auditory & Visual Processing Speed
Virtually any athletes that participates in any sport where any of the above are
important could benefit. Athletes have benefited from IM in sports such as football,
baseball, softball, golf, tennis, soccer, tennis, hockey, motocross, swimming and
WHO USES IM?
School sports teams, college & university teams, and professional athletes have used
IM. Golfers Vijay Singh and Glen Day, college football teams, NFL teams & NBA teams
have all used IM. A Focused Brain, LLC, can work one-on-one with athletes, customizing
the program to fit each athletes abilities and sport.
ARE THERE AGE LIMITATIONS?
If you can follow simple instructions you should have no problem completing the program.
Age is not a factor.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Using this neuro-motor technology tool, the participant performs a variety of repetitive
non-aerobic hand and foot exercises to a steady beat heard through headphones. Extremely
sensitive hand and foot sensors measure the participant's response instantaneously
54 times a minute on a computer screen. The accuracy of the movement is measured
to 1,000th of a second. By responding to the information displayed, the brain is
challenged to plan, sequence and process more effectively. Athletes gain the edge
when using modern technology to train the brain in order to produce peak physical
performance. Over time, the sessions produce measurable gains in physical and cognitive
The ability to block out distractions and sustain concentration for extended periods
of time is just the beginning. Visual and auditory processing speed is sharpened,
response time is increased, over responses and under responses are smoothed out.
Rhythm, timing and coordination are improved. These gains are typical of IM clients.
What Are The Benefits?
IM integrates sight, sound and physical movements to improve:
The ability to store information and ideas. Memory is essential for remembering
instructions and call plays in many sports.
The ability to focus on call plays and ignore distractions.
The rate at which you are able to accurately perceive and manipulate information.
The placing of detailed information in its accustomed order for example: days of
the week, scheduling appointments or the alphabet .
The combination of purposeful body movements working together, as swinging a golf
club, running and catching a football.
Have There Been Any Studies?
Yes several, for example, in a golf study (9, 7, 5 iron and driver) there was a 20%
gain in shot accuracy. There was a 35% increase for advanced golfers who had consistent
swing mechanics. Published in “The Journal of General Psychology”.
How Long Does It Take?
It takes an average 15, 30 minute to one hour sessions (four to five weeks). There
are no at-home exercises and for most, the gains are long term. The program also
includes pre-, interim-, and post-IM computerized measurements of achievement. We
offer the IM - Home program that can be customized for your personal goal and done
in the comfort of your own home or we can work with you in our office in Madison,
The Professional Golf Association Tour has seen growing interest in the Metronome.
Golf Digest magazine called it "the hottest piece of equipment on the tour." Vijay
Singh, the PGA Player of the Year, has made it part of his workout routine.
Contact us now for more information or to schedule an appointment!