The DLS was developed on the background of the experience of several decades as a high performance athlete in different sports (including national and vice junior European championship) as well as a coach and bio mechanical consultant of nationally and internationally performing athletes. Thereby, the guiding thought wore if we want to have extraordinary performance we need to train extraordinarily.
“If we want to have extraordinary performance we need to train extraordinarily!”
DLS relies rather on self organizing principles than on supervised feedback loops with external control. In the beginning a few international top athletes were trained quite successfully with the DLS before the theory was published. Meanwhile numerous published experiments in various individual and team sports, as well as a transfer to strength and endurance training verified the made predictions. Accordingly, the DLS does not only stabilize and strengthen individual characteristics, but also improves the ability of an athlete to be able to adapt to new situations faster and more adequately. In the meantime, successful applications in learning how to play music instruments or educating dentists verify the generality of the DLS for training and learning. Most recent studies on the brain effects that result from DLS even built a bridge to the effects of far east meditation.