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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 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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