PUSHING PERSONAL LIMITS
DARREN STROH M.S CES, CPT-NASM
WHAT IS OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE MODE?
Optimal Performance Mode (OPM) is very much like an engine that has cylinders, firing back and forth that create power that enable the car to move. Our muscle fibers have little cylinders, called Sarcomeres, and each one of these units are able to contract (shorten) to allow our bones to move against resistance. Just as a motor that has a cylinder that is unable to fire results in loss of power, a Sarcomere that does not contract also diminishes our muscular force output. These muscular “adhesions” that occur in the Sarcomere result from overstress to a muscle and in order to prevent further injury or damage, this unit will “seize” and lock up. OPM restores each Sarcomere to its normal capacity to allow for optimal force output from that muscle fiber.