We TEST every athlete in order to establish a performance baseline and identify areas of opportunity for improving speed, power, agility and stamina. Then we TEACH the movement skills required to excel at a sport or specific position. Finally, we TRAIN athletes with the most scientifically-proven program using our patented equipment, individualized training protocols and video analysis technology, to provide every athlete with an experience designed to help them achieve their goals. We TRACK all athlete performance data to ensure each athlete is always increasing power and speed.
Power is the best indicator of athleticism. We work to increase power through our plyometric training, explosive weighted jumps on the PlyoPress, and a high volume of incline sprints on the Super Treadmill.
Speed is defined by five attributes:
- The Amount of Power Produced in Each Stride
- Stride Length
- Stride Frequency
- Symmetry Between Legs
- and Stamina.
By increasing/improving each of these areas, we increase the top-end speed, acceleration (1st Step), and sustainable speed / pace of the athlete (Stamina). We teach speed.
Training on our plyometric platform, the upper body stays stationary while the feet move in a pattern around the floor. This a creates an inverted funnel. The ‘inverted funnel’ principle is focused on the manipulation of the center of mass as it is forced to remain stable. As the feet move around the pattern, the center of mass shifts. Our different patterns change the circumference of the funnel, making it harder and harder to control the body movement, while changes in direction and explosive movements improve stability while the athlete is in motion.
Hip strength is a crucial element to increasing stability, speed and power. The hips are what supports an athletic position, allows for proper knee drive and extension, and allows for a quick change of direction. Improved strength in the hip flexors / muscles of the hip girdle also help reduce the risk of lower leg injuries. If we had to choose, our "4-Way-Hip-Protocols" may be the single most important component to our training system.
The muscles are able to produce force at different velocities at different loads. We can produce the most force eccentrically, and the least at max velocity. There is also a force limit at each end of the force-velocity curve (asymptotes). Since sport demands excellence from high repetition movements at lower resistances to low repetition movements at higher resistances, we need to train athletes at a variety of velocities under different loads to maximize force “between the asymptotes”.
Contrast Training is defined as any training activity performed with an external load during a movement or skill, followed by the same movement without the load. We use contrast training to improve force, power, speed and velocity throughout a movement or skill.
The next workout begins when the last one ends. Recovery is the process of absorbing the training, rebuilding muscles that have been strained, and improving range of motion to reduce the potential of an injury.
Simply put, encourage our athletes to eat more food throughout the day. As we enter into the nutrition side of athlete optimization, our hopes are to not just create better athletes, but healthier individuals. The idea is to promote nutrition as fuel for performance and fuel for recovery.
It is our individualized approach to helping every athlete achieve their performance goals. One advantage that we have to optimize our athletes' performance is our ability to offer individualized programs in a group setting.