The Science behind rgees PACING GRIPS

The Science behind rgees PACING GRIPS


Our innovative handheld product rgees PACING GRIPS stimulates the "Touch" sense in your hands to create a powerful neural connection between hands and brain. This connection acts as a feedback mechanism for the optimisation of the running motion, resulting in better running EFFICIENCY and a HEALTHIER exercise.

The activation of the "Touch" sense triggered in the one part of our body that holds an over proportionally high number of sensory neurons (our hands), creates an immediate and very conscious sensation throughout hands, arms, shoulders and the upper body following the established neural connection between hands and brain.

  • The Sensorimotor neural connection between hands and brain

The sensorimotor connection between hands and the brain is a fundamental aspect of human physiology that underpins our ability to interact with the world. This intricate neural pathway allows the brain to receive sensory information from the hands and, in turn, send motor commands to manipulate objects and perform intricate tasks. Through a complex network of neurons, the brain continuously processes sensory feedback, such as touch, temperature, and proprioception, to create a real-time perception of the hands' position and condition.

This sensorimotor connection plays a pivotal role in daily life, enabling precise movements, dexterity, and fine motor skills. It is crucial in a wide range of activities, from writing and playing musical instruments to crafting and performing surgery. Moreover, the brain's ability to adapt and refine this connection through learning and practice underscores its remarkable plasticity. Understanding the sensorimotor connection between hands and the brain is not only essential for basic neuroscience but also has practical implications in fields like neuro rehabilitation.

  • The role of hands and arms in running
Hands and arms control and steer the running motion, frequently these are the areas targeted to improve running technique and better body posture. Since our hands and arms set the rhythm of the exercise motion it is no surprise that arm swing plays a vital role for cadence improvement which helps with front/mid foot running as well as with increasing the running pace (cadence and stride-length being the determining factors there).
  • Upper Body posture

The role of upper body posture in running is integral to overall performance and efficiency. Proper posture not only enhances balance and stability but also optimises various physiological aspects of the sport. A balanced upper body acts as a counterbalance to lower limb movements, ensuring smoother strides and minimising energy wastage. Efficient forward motion is achieved by coordinating arm and leg movements, with an upright posture facilitating optimal lung expansion for efficient breathing, enhancing endurance.

Engaging core muscles is crucial, as they stabilize the upper body, preventing unnecessary swaying or twisting. Relaxation is equally important, as tense muscles can hinder form and energy conservation. Furthermore, proper upper body posture aids in injury prevention by reducing stress on joints and muscles.

To achieve good upper body posture while running, it is vital to keep the head up, shoulders relaxed, and maintain a slight forward lean from the hips, all while allowing the arms to swing naturally.

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