The BIA™ Way: The Brain Learns the Habit, not the Body! Part 3

By Dr. Matthew M. Rosman, GSEM
Director, The Golfing Machine Division of Biomechanics and Sports Science

Information goals for this series:
  • Defining: Incongruity, Congruity, Learning, Wisdom, Feedback, Habit, Pattern, Skill, Motor Learning, Sensory and Motor Function, and TGM-BIA™ Fusion.
  • Understanding the brain-body relationship.
  • Understanding how a habit is formed.
  • Applications to the Authorized Instructor and Golfer.
  • In Part 2 we discussed the seven aspects associated with the process in performance patterning commencing with disclosure and concluding with automation aka Pattern Lock™.
  • In Part 3 we will discuss in more detail some of the key elements associated with Pattern Lock™.

In Part 3 we will further clarify and discuss the elements associated with BIA™ performance.  More detailed information about this information can be found in the BIA™ Level One text and the BIA™ Level Two text (The Science of Exercise, Nutrition, and Performance).

Now that we have outlined the process by which performance constructs are attained (from concept to automation) we can further explore the information highway system stream between educator and student as it relates to Pattern Lock™.  To review, the BIA™ term Pattern Lock™ defines the end-stage process of automation as successive kinematic engagements of pose sequences consistently complies or conforms to the desired technique blueprint pathway established by the TGM Authorized Instructor.  The capacity to orderly arrange with kinematic proficiency a goal oriented pose conforming to the TGM anchor positions (identified for instance in Chapter Eight of Mr. Kelley’s Golfing Machine text) is cerebrally driven in an automated manner by the student with economy of efficiency and dexterity.  

The BIA™ performance Pattern Lock™ executed and expressed by the golfer’s choreography of motion conforms to the laws of G.O.L.F.  This stroke pattern is executed not as an impersonation or mimicry of fabrication but is rendered as a cerebrally driven stream of consciousness expression of a series of pose sequences which extrinsically displays the intrinsic blueprint formed with-in the brain of the student/golfer.  This blueprint or technique concept “map” was assembled as the result of the relationship, guidance, and mentoring provided by the Authorized Instructor.  

Simply put, the artist paints an image on a canvas.  The information in the brain of the artist moves the brush to “reproduce” that internal image (blueprint map) onto the external blank canvas.  This voluntary motion is hard-wired from the brain to the body via the nervous system just as fiber-optic cable transfers information from the source through the network to the subscriber.

Mr. Kelley provides us with some wonderful affirmations of this concept in his seventh edition:  

 “The Engineering System isolates and coordinates the factors and components.  The Feel System translates them individually into a describable sensation—describable to, and by, the individual player.  This same process integrates individual components into appropriate combinations—with controllable variations—until the entire action becomes a describable whole, both as mechanism and as a sensation.  This dual process is ‘The Star System of Geometrically Oriented Linear Force.’  Let Mechanics produce and Feel reproduce.” (1-J. Basics, page 6).

In addition Mr. Kelley further states:

“Then fitting, adjusting and aligning are continually checked and rechecked and refined toward ‘zero deviation’ from the ideal, for every item listed on the selected Stroke Pattern—over and over—with steady, satisfying improvement.”  (1-J. Basics, page 7)

The keys to BIA Pattern Lock™ are derived not only from motor learning, anatomy, and biomechanics but also from Mr. Kelley’s G.O.L.F. which reveals an “Engineering System” (concepts and techniques) that allow for the development of a central stroke pattern (mechanics) which is received from the “source” (Authorized Instructor/Teaching Professional initially and brain of golfer thereafter) to the “subscriber” (golfer’s physical body performance pattern expression) as a “Feel System” of “zero deviation” of execution/expression.

The golfer’s pattern is refined until there is “zero deviation” (or as close as is possible) in execution meaning that BIA™ brain-body Pattern Lock™ has been attained. It is imperative to be familiar with how the golfer’s body functions and how the brain and body cooperate to engineer the choreography of Pattern Lock™.  How do we customize the personal human machine of each golfer to be able to assemble orderly and efficient arrangements of body parts to choreograph or “express” the TGM technique blueprint?  What are the individual functional capacities issues and where are there aberrations or disruptions to the required orderliness or symphony of motion?

When pattern sequencing precisely templates the technique pathway, can be replicated accurately over and over with proficiency, and appears to be automated the golfer expressed a Pattern Lock™.  Without the TGM “pathway” there is no roadway or traceable “routes” to follow.  Therefore, the human machine must be programmed to the G.O.L.F. blueprint.  Without the blueprint there is no possible chance of Pattern Lock™.  

Thus, the BIA™ System supports Mr. Kelley’s laws of G.O.L.F.  What BIA™ provides is the insight and understanding of the functions and features of the human machine and the process by which performance for G.O.L.F. may be optimized.  This is the TGM-BIA™ Fusion Process in action!

In Part IV a sample case study will be provided to further enhance our understanding of the TGM-BIA™ Fusion Process.  

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