The Ultimate Guide to Reaction Training | FITLIGHT®
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About Reaction Training

Before discovering Reaction Training, let’s have a brief discussion about reaction time. Reaction Time simply means how long a person takes to respond to a given stimuli. While in sports, it refers to the ability of an athlete to respond quickly to a stimulus. To check this ability, Reaction Training Technology is used. As the name implies, Reaction Training is an exergaming technology used to train the body to react to the stimulus produced by particular parts of an equipment in order to improve proprioceptive (sense of self-movement and body position) and reactive skills. Proprioceptive is also referred to as “6th sense”. So really, we can say that Reaction Training trains our reflexes and helps us respond to stimuli even quicker The Reaction Training technology uses Reaction Lights which increase the performance of trainees by improving response time and reactive ability. When it comes to Reaction lights, FITLIGHT products are the most advanced technology available on the market. It is a ground-breaking reaction training system which consists of a series of RGB LED powered lights controlled by a tablet. Trainees use these lights as targets to deactivate during each training session. FITLIGHT Reaction Training Lights be used and designed for all sports and training applications. These lights measure current performance against past performance, and provide immediate and objective feedback. The versatility and dynamicity of these lights allow to capture human performance’s traits such as reaction time, speed, quickness and coordination.

What Reaction Training Can Do

FITLIGHT improves variety of motion, strength, and coordination. The interactive training platforms which it provides improve reaction time, quickness & speed. The Reaction Training lights can be placed anywhere and are fully mobile. In order to deactivate these lights, users can use their hands, feet, head, or sport/fitness related equipment, such as a tennis racquet or barbell. It enhances sensory and motor skills, identification and focus, and reactivity.

Reaction Time and Why It Matters

RT is the amount of time it takes to respond to a stimulus. Reaction time is important when driving or playing sports, in emergency situations, and in many day-to-day activities. Reaction time depends on nerve connections and signal pathways. Senses are involved in a variety of different ways. Sometimes, it is just one sense that is stimulated, other times, numerous senses can be involved at the same time, bringing multiple sensory reactions. Slow reaction time has been identified as a risk factor for many diseases. Even though reaction time naturally slows over time, there are many ways to train the brain to react more quickly.

Combat Training and the Importance of Reflexes

Fighting is a battle of reflexes rather than strength. To win, you must react accordingly with every swing, strike that your opponent makes in the ring. Trivial delays in your reaction times show you the real differences between flabbergasted by an attack and effective combat. Improving your reflexes can take your skills to the next level and increase the success of your combat techniques. Strong reflexes not only increase the reaction time but also strengthens the mind and body connection which helps you respond quickly to attacks and apparent threat.

Improve Quickness and Sharpness Through Reaction Training

Usually, the main focus of sports training is to improve strength and agility because they help athletes to beat their opponents. However, agility is not only about driving the muscles but also about strengthening the mind. In order to enhance reaction time, you should test your mind to detect a stimulus and react to it as quickly as possible.

Why Cognitive Training Is Necessary

Cognitive ability is one of those abilities that determine an athlete’s reaction speed time. It plays a crucial role in how rapidly an athlete is able to respond in a certain situation. Cognitive training enhances an athlete’s cognitive abilities and helps in processing visual information more quickly, read body movements more effectively and maintain focus for longer periods of time.

Cognitive Benefit of Reaction Training

A recent study suggests that at the age of 16-25, the brain is at its peak performance and after that the cognitive abilities of the brain declines. Sounds bad, right? Don’t worry, the good news is no matter how old you are, training with brain exercises increases cognitive abilities and in many cases delays the decrease of brain functions. Now that you have some ideas on how Reaction Training works it is time for you to try it for yourself and see if you are built for it. You should start slow and gradually work your way up until your brain and its neural networks are strengthened. It is all about your desire to improve and your ability to be in control of your mind that is the key to your success. As you progress, your brain’s connections and reaction time will improve over time.