VIDEO: Elliot Sloan Wins X Games Gold, Trains His Brain To Prepare
Elliot Sloan just won X Games Gold for Vert Skate Best Trick, with a unique training regimen. Months before the event Elliot approached the neurotechnology company SenseLabs to help prepare him for the mental demands of competition—by training his brain. Elliot started a personal training plan with the company's mobile brain training device (Versus) in February of 2015. His particular training plan is designed to improve the way he responds to stress by keeping his brainwaves calm. This helps him stay calm and focused, not angry, when he's trying new tricks over and over again (in this case during his prep for the competition in Austin).
Here's an interview with Elliot just as he started his training: