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  • Workout Plan to Increase Vertical Leap — T.J. Carrie of the Oakland Raiders Focuses on Brain-Driven GainsNFL cornerback Travis “T.J.” Carrie followed this offseason training plan to massively increase his vertical leap and earn respect as one of the fittest players in the Oakland Raiders locker room.Why increase vertical leap?For the layperson, vertical leap just tells you how high you can jump. F...

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  • Competitors take note: the Dobbyn brothers are now training their brains — in addition to their muscles — to rank #1 and #2 in the worldhttps://medium.com/media/14f836273c4b53c6735eb9463419aad9/hrefNo surprise, but Mike and Mitch Dobbyn’s formidable World Long Drive (“WLD”) careers have come on the back(s) of hard work. In the weight room, they innovate constantly to develop custom workouts that m...

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  • At Halo Neuroscience, we place importance on a software user experience that feels as polished as our hardware, and has the quality “baked in” from the start— that’s why we go to lengths to build an iOS user interface that utilizes the best parts of UIKit, while avoiding quick hacks or fragile workarounds.ProblemThe new app design called for text fields that have a line underneath them like so:UIK...

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  • How the Tar Heels used Halo Sport on their road to redemptionThe moments leading up to the final buzzer of the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Game are perhaps the most historic five seconds in NCAA history — and for the 2016 University of North Carolina Tar Heels, the most devastating. The game itself marked the culmination of an unpredictable season filled with upsets. In the ...

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  • “From professional football players, to hockey players, to NBA players — you name it, we train it. And right now, Halo is involved in all of it.” — Mike Barwis, Founder and CEO, Barwis MethodsMike Barwis, Founder and CEO of Barwis Methods; Senior Advisor of Strength & Conditioning for the New York MetsMike Barwis, founder and CEO of Barwis Methods, has dedicated his life to training athletes acros...

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  • Accelerate your basketball athleticism with these training drills from Golden State Warriors former Head of PerformancePreviously, we introduced 3 training drills recommended by NBA skills coach Packie Turner to accelerate basketball skills training. However, skill alone is never enough, especially in a never-stop sport like basketball. To really excel at basketball, you need elite athleticism tha...

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  • At Halo, we spend as much time thinking about robust software design as we do about neuroscience and sports. For those who want to dive into the weeds of Swift reference counting, here are some notes from my recent adventures in debugging.Since Swift uses reference counting (ARC) to determine whether memory should be freed, programmers are expected to know when to use a strong vs. a weak reference...

Halo Neuroscience
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  • Boost your basketball skill with these 3 training drills recommended by NBA skills coach Packie TurnerFrom ball handling to free throw shooting, rebounding to sprinting, one of the reasons we at Halo Neuroscience are fascinated by basketball is because it requires a challenging combination of agility, speed, technical skill, and strength. There are few other sports that require this level of muscl...

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  • AT&T Park is less than a mile from our Market Street office, and on Giants game days the San Francisco sidewalks fill with black and orange. The energy and passion surrounding Giants baseball really can’t be described; it’s much better experienced.For the team itself, the passion manifests as hard work and sweat poured into winning as many games as possible. Behind every perfect swing and every fa...

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  • Peanut butter and jelly.Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.Neuroscience and…..industrial design?To us, it’s not as much of an odd couple as you might think. One of the first meetings at Halo Neuroscience was to establish our product design principles. From the early days, we knew that with a product we’d be asking people to wear, how it looks would be just as important as what it does.After a long...

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  • Creating a product that interacts with the brain requires engineering that is compatible with the intricacies of the human body. This not only invokes issues regarding usability and comfort, it also demands a deep understanding of neurophysiology and head anatomy. Realizing this immense challenge, Halo’s team made it a priority to engineer Halo Sport with maximal precision, a goal that is reflecte...

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  • One musician’s quest to demonstrate the virtues of NeurostimulationMario Marzo isn’t your typical athlete. You’re more likely to find him in his living room rather than in the weight room, or on his piano bench rather than doing bench press. But to him, the parallels between playing sports and playing music are obvious. After learning about the major performance gains professional athletes were se...

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  • So, a Yogi and a CEO walk into a bar…A conversation between a yoga teacher and a neuroscientist may sound more like the setup for a bad punchline than a podcast, but yogi Ashton Szabo’s interview with Dr. Daniel Chao proves that two have more in common than one would expect.Szabo, who has been studying yoga since the age of 12, has dedicated his career to sharing the transformative powers of yoga,...

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  • University of Illinois Paralympic Team Optimizes Brain Performance with Halo Sport to Stay Ahead of the CompetitionUniversity of Illinois, known for its academic rigor and major athletic programs, has a long history of success. Of these athletic programs, one that particularly stands out for its commitment to excellence and providing the best resources for athletes is the University of Illinois wh...

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