I listened to him on the Adam Schefter podcast today. He talked about overcoming “negative neuromuscular responses” (he claims he can get rid of them 50% faster than anyone else, meaning that an athlete can return to play in half the usual time). Essentially, he says the body responds to the way that you think and what you teach it.
Quotes from Guerrero:
“When you’re injured or experience pain, your body stores that traumatic experience within its muscle memory.”
“We get rid of the brain’s ability to store that negative muscle experience and we program it to a new one… we give it a new traumatic experience, but the traumatic experience we give it is doing its (desired) action.”
He repeatedly mentioned keeping muscles “long and unrestricted,” which sounds a helluva lot like stretching. He also talked about nutrition, psychology, love of winning and working hard.
Guerrero is described as Brady’s spiritual guide, trainer, nutrition advisor, message therapist and business partner. He’s also worked with LaDainian Tomlinson and Willie McGinest.
So what are your thoughts on this guy? He’s not really talking about anything innovative or groundbreaking. Is he really the key to Brady’s longevity in the NFL? Or is that due to freaky genetics or something more nefarious?