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Performance EDU Fitness Facility coaches Marc Digesti and Ryan Golec  blog weekly with educational content & news to keep you informed, inspired, and engaged!

Developing Lateral Explosiveness: Phase 4

By Ryan Golec | Jan 29, 2017

In our final phase of lateral explosive development, we generate speed in our force pattern. We have spent time preparing the body to absorb the exponential load placed on it during the landing phase of the lateral jump. In this phase we work on the speed of transition and explosive concentric contraction that is the…

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Developing Lateral Explosiveness: Phase 3

By Ryan Golec | Jan 29, 2017

Our 3rd progression of our lateral explosive pattern development is to develop transition with single leg stability. Without stability, power will create injury. On either side of the cable pull we create a different challenge to the hip/knee/ankle stabilization. Transitioning into a stable position from movement is the essence of agility.

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Developing Lateral Explosiveness: Phase 2

By Ryan Golec | Jan 29, 2017

Our second progression of creating lateral explosive power is beginning to integrate lateral movement into our eccentric load. Here we begin to set our neural pattern in the lateral drive component. We still create the eccentric strength and stability loading on the outside leg to prepare it for the capacity to generate explosive force.

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Developing Lateral Explosiveness: Phase 1

By Ryan Golec | Jan 29, 2017

The first phase of developing lateral explosive power is to prepare the body to absorb load. Eccentric load patterns are a great tool to begin to strengthening a pattern. Here we show the development of a lateral curtsy lunge with cable assist. we can safely develop the eccentric load pattern but not break form on…

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How Do Skiers Hold Position (Stability)?

By Marc Digesti | Jan 28, 2017

After proper tissue length has been restored, we can create a phasic strength program to correct misalignment and movement efficiency. One of the biggest challenges to a skier with poor alignment is a change in their center of gravity. Being able to move efficiently down the hill requires quick, balanced turns. Poor alignment alters your…

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Do We Really Have Shoulder Problems?

By Ryan Golec | Dec 30, 2016

If you have shoulder pain, make sure you look at your thoracic spine. The thoracic spine has to have extension in order for the scapula to completely retract and allow full overhead movement. Poor t-spine extension can cause restricted and painful overhead movement. Forcing overhead position without proper t-spine extension can cause capsule instability and…

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Fuel for Speed: ULTRASLIDE Slideboard for Skiing & Ice-Based Training

By Marc Digesti | Dec 30, 2016

Interview with Marc Digesti, Founder of Performance EDU Training Facility Marc Digesti, former U.S. Disabled Ski Team Strength Coach and Director of Performance of PerformancEDU Training Facility utilizes the ULTRASLIDE Slideboard for multiple diversified training programs in his in Tahoe, NV facility. Recently Marc shared his perspective on why the ULTRASLIDE is so effective for…

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