Movement and Performance Systems - Part 2

by Mark Verstegen |  Date Released : 15 Dec 2005

  • Introduction
  • Heart of Philosophy
  • The need to be able to repeat success
  • Need to understand people’s goals
  • Components of core performance
  • Movement screens give a reference point to start and to return
  • Self assessment -> clinical assessment
  • Functional movement screen and lactate threshold test
  • QUALITY of movement and movement patterns
  • Partnership of time and effort
  • Core fundamental beliefs?
  • Pillar Strength, movement preparation, acceleration and speed, movement patterns and strength development, nutritional education, recovery and restoration
  • Diverse trainers and cross-pollination of specialists -> continuity within the team
  • Not a box, a progressive structure + freedom
  • Pillar Strength – the key to all movement – shoulder, torso, hips
  • Stabilizing strength
  • Propulsive strength – movement back and forth
  • Teaching the body to be centerd in movement
  • Strategies for re-centering
  • Isolating in order to integrate
  • Focus n shoulder, torso, hips independently and then integrate each with the others
  • Role of trainer is to ignite awareness
  • Pillar strength awareness -> by integrating into movement prep work
  • Constant cuing to hold pillar platform throughout program
  • Pillar strength brings huge rapid change – athletes carry themselves so differently
  • Movement on unstable surfaces -> balance -> speed -> performance
  • Conclusion

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Mark Verstegen

About the author: Mark Verstegen

A nationally-recognized leader and innovator in the world of athletic training, Mark Verstegen is owner and president of Athletes’ Performance, which has set the standard for providing athletes with cutting-edge training based on the latest sports science. Mark and Athletes’ Performance have trained many of the top champions in the world of sports at their state-of-the-art facilities in Arizona and Southern California.

In 2004, Mark authored Core Performance (Rodale Press), which reached the top 25 on Amazon and has sold well over 100,000 copies.  Mark’s widely acclaimed Core Performance system is also available on his web site.

Mark and Athletes’ Performance consult for high performances companies including Adidas, EAS, Gatorade, Keiser, GoFit, Amino Vital, Power Plate, and TIGNUM. Mark serves as the Director of Performance for the NFL Players Association and as an Executive Producer of video-on-demand network Sportskool. He is a regular columnist in Men’s Health Magazine and a sought after industry speaker who regularly presents at the leading conferences in the field.

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