Athletes should be able to improve their reflexes, especially if they become part of a hardcore sport. For these people, improving their reflexes is vital and it is important for them to get faster reflexes. Athletes may seek to become as strong as they want, but they will be beaten, if their reflexes are poor. Unfortunately, our ability to obtain faster reflexes isn’t a genetic matter. It is something that we can learn and master. However, we should be aware of the process involved that can help us to obtain faster reflexes. There are different components of reflexes that we should be aware of. One component is recognition and it’s the time interval between when we perceive something and start our response to it. The next component is evaluation, which the time we need to take to decide what we are going to do. Lastly, reflexes depend on motion, which is the speed of our body to perform a movement.
There are different ways we can do to improve our reflexes. In the end, we need to improve our recognition, evaluation and motion, if we want to become athletes with excellent reflexes. Simple everyday activities can also be used to make our stimuli and recognition faster. Ideal reflexive actions will be converted into muscle memory. Our recognition, evaluation and motion stages will become much faster when we are able to rely on muscle memory. By performing the right movements frequently after something has taken place, we will be able to for muscle memory. This can happen when we train our muscles to react properly along predetermined path. You will need to train your brain to a similar thing over and over again. Muscle memory is something that we rely on everyday and athletes should create new muscle memory related to their activities. The same sports-related movement that we do repeatedly isn’t only about improving our skills, but also about forming muscle memory. We need to perform various physical exercises and mix them up, so our body and mind can be habituated to specific routines, which will develop into muscle memory.
With good reflexes, you should be able to quickly assess your surroundings at a really rapid pace. The quicker you move, the more difficult your exercise will become. There are basic exercises that can help you to improve your reflexes, such as by using the reaction ball that leaps and bounces unpredictably in various directions. Reflexes can also be improved if you strengthen the peripheral vision. If we are able to see more, we will have better reflexes. You should be able to focus on distant objects on the peripheral of your visions, without moving your head towards it. This will help you to broaden your vision. Lack of quality sleep can also slow our response time. Athletes should have at least seven hours of quality sleep if they want to have excellent focus and reflexes. Even a 30 minute nap can be really beneficial in restoring your reflexes.