High School Mountain Bike Racing League

It’s called So Cal and it is the High School Mountain Bike league. It formed in Northern California only a handful of years ago and is now spreading across the Nation! Would you have raced Mountain Bikes in High school if it were offered?  I would!  What could have possibly be more fun?  Want to know what the kids who are racing think and feel about it? Here is your chance. Turns out Felt Bikes had an essay contest and ...

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Post Workout Recovery Supplements

Are you training hard but not getting the results you’re looking for? Is your body always sore or slow to recover? No matter what your goals are, we are constantly striving to enhance our performance when we train. However, if you’re not repairing or recovering properly, your workouts will not be as effective as they should be. In order to continue to perform at our best and achieve your desired end result your body must fully recover from your workouts, ...

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Strength Training for Triathletes

Over the past 4 years I have been competing in many local triathlon events, some years with unpleasant setbacks due to injury and other years with great performances.  Chronic hamstring strain, shoulder impingement and other minor pains and aches were some of my injuries I’ve encountered throughout the years. As a Strength and Conditioning Coach I have now implemented a lot of my background knowledge to my triathlon training program. Being that triathlon training requires high volume, high intensity efforts ...

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Exercise of the Month: Ground Based Jammer Press

March 2013

The Ground based jammer press is a great exercise that focuses on the production of total body power and strength. This exercise can be used as an alternative to other Olympic style lifts or as a supplemental exercise. The independent arms of the jammer allow for isolating each arm as the power is transferred to the end range of the motion. This will help strengthen any weakness or imbalances in the power distribution through the upper extremities. This is ...

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What makes a good plyometric workout?

When it comes to putting together any type of workout, there are certain aspects that need to be present to make it useful.  The same can be said when choosing good plyometric workouts. Plyometric training is a great addition to any strength and conditioning program. When adding plyometric workouts to your program, there are three areas that need to be addressed: Structure, Safety and Synergy.

Structure:  All programs need to start with some sort of measurement. When starting a good plyometric ...

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Getting Faster… in the Weight Room

It’s been said time and again, speed kills. The most coveted athletic trait in most field sports is speed. So now someone has to ask themselves “How do I gain speed”. This is a multifaceted question with many relevant answers. One aspect that is usually left out are speed exercises in the weight room. Proper use of resistance training can give the aspiring athlete the power, strength, and stability needed to reach full speed potential.

Strength- A proper strength base is ...

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MVP’s Youth Training Program

The MVP Youth Training Program is designed specifically for the youth athletes’ development and capabilities. We design a safe and effective program for athletes beginning at age nine. At MVP we understand the science behind the maturation of the youth athlete, and work to maximize their growing potential. The advantages resulting from youth training are enhanced foot speed, which improves coordination; flexibility, which helps prevent injuries; increased motor skills; and self-esteem.  Our goal at MVP is to enhance the foundational ...

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Exercise of the Month – February 2013

Goblet Bulgarian Split Squat on a Stability Ball

The Goblet Bulgarian Split Squat is a great exercise that focuses on strengthening the lower body and also increasing core stability. This exercise can be used as an alternative to squats or as a supplemental exercise. Isolating each leg at a time will help strengthen any weakness or imbalances of the hip and leg. The Major muscles used are Glutes, Quadriceps and Hamstrings. This exercise has many variations that can be ...

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3 Best Plyometric Drills for Speed

Athletes can achieve top speed by maximizing their power production. When designed and implemented correctly, plyometric training is an effective and efficient way to increase the power produced in an athlete’s stride.  However, not every plyometric drill is suited for speed training. As a strength coaches here at MVP Sports Center, we choose your exercises wisely and spend time and energy on the ones that will improve the attribute or skill you are focusing on. This will make every session ...

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