Camille Leblanc-Bazinet has made it the CrossFit Games the past seven years and in 2014 she walked away as the Fittest Woman on Earth. However, the past two years she was unable to break into the top 10 finishing 13th and 21st in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
During the off-season as Leblanc-Bazinet was preparing for the 2017 CrossFit Games season she was told by her doctor that building more muscle was not the answer to improve her performance. Instead, he told her she needed to develop her ability to use her muscles more effectively.
This is when Leblanc-Bazinet was introduced to Halo Sport by Invictus’ CJ Martin. Martin, who has coached Leblanc-Bazinet also had been working with the Halo Sport team to develop this “Neupriming” technique to allow athletes to recruit better and more efficient muscle memory. CrossFit Invictus athletes like Maddy Myers and Bryce Smith, both members of Team Invictus at the CrossFit Games, have been using the device already.
Around this time, Martin suggest that to Camille that she try the Halo Sport and she is starting to see results.
Last month, after using the device since the end of the year, Leblanc-Bazinet won The Wodapalooza and broke four records as part of Reebok’s Nano 7 Guinness World Record event. Leblanc-Bazinet wears Halo Sport during her warm-ups six times a week and said, “it makes each movement just a little bit easier.”
Neupriming helps develop explosiveness, endurance and strength faster than normal training methodology. Wearing Halo Sport for 20 minutes while working on movement patterns before a full training session puts an athlete’s brain in a state of “hyperlearning” allowing that athlete to learn repetitions and muscle movements faster.
Halo Sport has been used by professional athletes in the NFL, Olympians and now CrossFitters. After speaking with Kane Russell, Halo’s athlete relationship manager, he believes that while Halo Sport will help the elite athletes looking for the small incremental improvement to get them on a podium, the technology can actually drive larger improvements among the average athlete.