Daily Mobility Exercises by Dr. Kelly Starrett Forums General Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR)…legit?

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    • #71849
      AvatarNicholas Casini

      Does anyone have any experience with RPR? Is it a legit? 

      This is what’s posted on their website:

      RPR® is designed to immediately shift the body from survival to performance.

      You are under constant stress, which is interpreted as survival mode by your body. When in survival mode your body utilizes harmful compensation patterns which can lead to injury.  RPR® resets the body out of survival mode and into performance mode.

      Your body has two priorities for optimal performance; to breathe and move correctly. Most athletes do not, so their bodies find a way to meet those priorities by creating harmful compensation patterns.

      Compensation patterns are the main cause of non contact injuries in sport as well as every day aches and pains that limit performance. 

      Utilizing specialized wake up drills™, we can shift your body out of these patterns and reduce pain, increase flexibility and help your body become more resilient to injury.

      The wake up drills™ utilize special reflex points that reset your body out of these harmful compensation patterns. The thing that makes RPR® so unique is that you don’t need a Ph.d in anatomy to use them. Athletes can do the wake up drills™ themselves, thereby taking control of their own health and performance. 

      The RPR® system is far more than just the simple wake up drills™ . It is sophisticated enough that it can explain almost every non contact injury you have ever seen and help prevent them from happening again.

      The RPR® system starts by testing what your body is doing now, with simple strength and flexibility tests, so that changes can be clearly measured later.  

      The next step is to reset your body into breathing correctly. Once you are breathing correctly, we test the rest of your patterns, and if need be, reset your body into performance mode.  Once you are reset into performance mode, your will experience reduced aches & pains, increased flexibility and be more resilient to injury.

      The best part about the whole RPR® system is that the results are immediate, massive, measurable and quite frankly, almost unbelievable. 

      RPR® is not a “treatment” for injuries and is not intended to “treat”, “fix”, “manipulate” or otherwise replace medical advice and/or treatment.

      I got a snippet of the chart they use from a source:



      Referring to above, seems strange they “wake up” the glutes by rubbing the back of the skull and jawline.

      This is what they implement it on game day:


    • #77121
      AvatarTom Matchinsky

      Like many of these things, big claims are made to get your attention. While there is good success with the system based on neurologic reflex points on the body (I’m not totally familiar with it but have been looking into going to a course to get better insight), it likely has it’s place to prep the nervous system for training but isn’t going to replace a few minutes of focused and intentional mobility and position work every day.

      MWOD Staff
    • #77123
      AvatarNicholas Casini

      That’s how I feel too Travis. But at the same time I’m always looking for new and better ways to make athletes. Balancing my bs detector and open mindedness.

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