The assessment and evaluation procedure will provide initial baseline data, enabling our coaches to monitor and track progress that will help drive all program design. Any current or existing injuries beyond our expertise will be recorded and referred to our medical partners including Physical therapists, chiropractic and extremity specialists as well as the massage therapy team.
The evaluation process (if applicable) will be a full assessment of muscle, joint, and movement patterns. A Full Kinetic Chain evaluation will be administered statically (non-moving) before transitioning to a more dynamic sport specific environment.
➢ Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
➢ Body composition assessments
➢ Biomechanical musco-skeletal Evaluation
➢ Max Heart Rate and VO2 Energy System Tests
➢ Sport Specific Performance Tests
Nutritional consultations regarding what and when to eat to maximize performance, recovery, body composition, and health will be available. Post workout nutrition/supplementation will be a focus for all clients ensuring no workout is wasted. The consultation will cover Meal spacing and timing; portion control based on goals, pre-workout nutrition, during workout nutrition, post workout nutrition, hydration and grocery shopping.
• Our goal is to educate our athletes and clients on how decisions made off the field, between games and during practices can help improve overall performance.
The exposure and stimulus we provide our athletes/clients pre-workout can have a big impact on what they are able to do during the session. Our systems will allow for the safe, efficient preparation of the athletes ‘Hardware’ (Tissues/Joints) and ‘Software’ (Nervous system) for the session to follow. The MP format will involve – Muscle activation, Dynamic joint and muscle flexibility-mobility, integrated marching and skipping, rapid response-nervous system excitation.
• Our goal during Movement Prep is to achieve a state of overall body readiness, where our athletes and clients will be systematically prepared both physically and mentally to meet the training demands of that day.
Flexibility and joint mobilization techniques will be programmed to improve and correct how the body moves and functions in space, improving performance and reducing injury occurrence. These components will be included pre, during and post workout on a daily basis, highlighting their value and significance.
• Our goal is to ensure our athletes are in the best position possible to excel in performance. We work on a daily basis toward creating optimum length-tension relationships between muscle groups as well as optimum joint range of motion.
Pillar strength is the foundation of all movement; it is the center axis from which we move. It is impossible to move our limbs efficiently and forcefully if they are not attached to a solid, stable base – much the same way a tower crane requires a stable base while the load arm moves around. Our arms and legs are quite simply an extension of our core. Our aim is to create core competency – A structural integrity of the torso muscles.
• Our goal is to efficiently and effectively train the torso/trunk of the body so it can maximally transfer force and energy, while providing you with a stable support structure (base of support) from which to move from. This allows you the ability to express your power and strength to its maximum potential, enhancing your performance and decreasing your potential for injury.
As athletes get stronger through strength training, this creates a larger pool of potential force for them to tap into when required. The speed at which the athletes can call upon this force (rate of force development) is key in successful sporting performance. There are numerous methods available to us to help athletes express this speedy application of force in competition.
➢ Explosive/Contractile Power: Training that improves explosiveness by developing the ability to maximally accelerate a given mass, load or resistance from a stable starting position with an incredibly quick reaction time and proper movement skill. Examples are Olympic weight lifting, medicine ball training, and jump training.
➢ Elastic/Reactive Power: Training that improves explosiveness by developing the ability to rapidly store and release energy like a super ball or rubber band, allowing you to produce high force contractions very quickly and repetitively with great efficiency in any direction. Examples are plyometrics, medicine ball training, and kettle bell training.
➢ Our goal is to produce coordinated, movement efficient athletes. We want to help them bridge the gap between the weight room and field of play, where every percent improvement in the weight room will transfer to a similar percent improvement in the performance of a specific sport/play.
Training to develop proper, efficient, and effective rotational movements. Learn how to produce rotational force from your hips, transfer that force through the core, and project it into an opponent, implement, or object.
• Our goal is to teach athletes optimum body positioning, ensuring correct sequencing which will enable them to harness their power supplies and apply it to its full potential.
Depending on our athlete’s goals, it is important that we build and develop strength to support movement and the demands of their sport. We as coaches need to be aware of what movement qualities are involved and how each aspect of the training will develop them separately.
• Our goal is to properly develop strength using exercises and training progressions that develop proper movement skill and performance, assuring maximal transfer and carryover of strength development from the weight room to the activities performed.
The human body relies on three different energy systems and pathways to enable us create the energy to ‘do work’. The development of these systems is an area that is often ‘chanced’ by many fitness professionals in the hope that training one system might offer a significant carry over to another and so on. At the Chamber, there must be a scientific rationale behind everything we prescribe. Our training is designed to match the metabolic and movement demands of an athletes sport, ensuring they are GAME READY.
• Our goal is to maximize our clients training time with us to produce optimal results in the shortest time possible.
We will develop the mechanics and techniques within our athletes that will most efficiently and effectively improve their ability to accelerate, reach and maintain top end speed, decelerate and change direction quickly (shuffle/crossover) unlocking their maximum speed and agility potential.
The session will start with a motor control, movement technique emphasis before moving toward a movement application emphasis where athletes can start to express their speed and power. Posture dictates function, so we afford the opportunity for our athletes to feel what correct positioning feels like, allowing them experience correct sequencing under conscious control before transitioning forward.
• Our goal is to develop linear and multi-directional movement speed efficiency and power to a state as near to their individual sport/position as possible, heightening the transfer of training effect.
Work and cumulative stress (training and competition) breaks the body down and it is the planned rest and active recovery between training sessions that allows the athlete to achieve maximal performance day in and day out. Recovery through regeneration sessions and proper planning is critical to the success of every athlete and is often the limiting factor to performance. Our regeneration days will be activity based focusing on soft tissue work through various self-myofascial techniques and stretching; light intensity flush sessions, hot/cold tub contrasts and proper nutrition.
• Our goal is to address each individual’s specific recovery and regeneration needs promoting all adaptations to training, while preparing the athlete for the next session.
Xceler8 Performance adopts a dynamic, flexible systems-based approach to training – allowing for the development and safe implementation of effective and efficient performance programming. The Chamber has an appreciation and understanding of what it takes to assist our clients in maximizing their genetic potential and achieving successful goal attainment. What worked for them today will not get the job completed tomorrow. It is vitally important in the ever-increasing competitive sporting arena that our coaches and systems do not accept status quo, but remain open minded to new performance proven concepts that will seamlessly integrate within our frameworks and help underpin future performance programming.