The Ping Method

The Ping Method has proven over a number of years to be a useful adjunct to the programs of conditioning and rehabilitation of professional athletes.  It combines the best of Eastern philosophy and medicine with the latest in Western conditioning and rehabilitative physiology. This unique combination allows the professional athlete to maximize his potential, decrease the incidence of injury, and accelerate the rehabilitation process. The following is a brief overview of his method.

ImagePrinciples and Philosophy

The following are the foundational principles behind the method.

1.  Athletic performance is the sum of physical skills, strength, conditioning, flexibility, and mental attitude or spirit.  A well-rounded program must address all of these and approach each athlete as a whole person.

  1. Development of a program to optimize performance is guided by analysis of the metabolic and physical demands of professional football (sports?).
  2. The athlete's cycle of conditioning varies depending upon timing (being in season or out of season), muscular maturity, and phase of career.
  3. Muscular anaerobic endurance is essential.
  4. Speed and agility of lower and upper extremities and the coordination of both in functional movements is essential.
  5. The ability to demonstrate explosiveness, defined as generating maximum power in the shortest duration of time, is essential.
  6. Hand/eye coordination and rapid reaction time are essential.
  7. Flexibility is essential to maximize performance and minimize the threat of injury.
  8. The tissues of the human body are stress dependent, and the best recovery from injury occurs with early appropriate movement.

The Ping Method is also shown in three movies available on the site:

Conditioning
Broadband

JuJitsu
Broadband

Hydra Gym
Broadband