How Activation changes athletic performance

You should be exploding. Movement in the human body happens from the inside out – starting with the core. But as stress and tension accumulate over time, key muscles can “switch off” and stop doing their work. Your body will compensate, using stronger muscles to do the work of weak or non-functioning ones.

bodyThe result is loss of balance, imperfect movement and over-taxed muscles that can lead to injury. And because the nervous system is affected too, under-performing athletes show reduced reflexes and poor mental focus.

You can power through it. Or you can correct these compensations with the Be Activated techniques.

Self Activation is built on two easy principles:

  1. Intentional diaphragmatic breathing stimulates the core and balances the nervous system, preparing body and mind for better performance.
  2. Stimulation of pressure points re-activates core muscles like the glutes and psoas, returning the body to its ideal “inside-out” sequence of movement.

By breathing correctly and rubbing key areas with their hands or with a Self Activation Stick before practice, athletes are improving performance and reducing injuries. The changes are immediate, and the results are measurable.


In my last football season I suffered a Grade 1 sprain in my left knee. I was unable to play with it until I went to Doctor Nelson. After my activation I felt like a new person; I was able to play the next week and I felt just as good as new. The Activation Process and Doctor Nelson have impacted my life tremendously. I Self-activate to stay balanced, strong, focused and to avoid injury. Plus, it puts me one step ahead of the competition. Buffalo Grove HS, Class of 2017, Football and Baseball
John Carpinelli