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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I just hurt myself, what now?

Well, let’s get the formalities out of the way first… If you are seriously injured, please seek medical advice from a medical professional such as a medical doctor or call 911 if it is an emergency!

Ok, now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about some other less serious injuries that are a real pain in the…(fill in body part here).  Most of us have been there at one point in time.  Have you woke up with ...

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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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Benefits of a Group Fitness Program

The Time Factor: Forget watching the clock! The pace of a group fitness class really makes the time fly and the energy level of the instructor makes you forget you’re working as hard as you are. Staring at the digital clock slowly ticking away on the treadmill will be a thing of the past!

The Cost Factor: Personal training, which we absolutely love, is unfortunately a bit more expensive than a single group fitness program.  Engaging in a group fitness program ...

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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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Getting to Know Your Health Insurance – FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Insurance Questions

 1.     What kind of health insurance does your clinic take?

We accept all PPO insurances, Medicare and we are “in network” with most all PPO insurance companies. Here are a few: Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Shield, United Health Care, Aetna, Cigna, Health Net, Medicare and First Health. We also take auto accident claims, workers compensation, and Lien’s. If your insurance company is not listed, please feel free ...

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Easy tips to avoid early season injuries!

Training in preparation for…Training?

We know to warm up and stretch before we play or race, so it should make sense that we need to prepare our bodies before a tough season.  This is especially true when we return from an extended period of time off.  In a seasonal sense, most of us take a break in the winter months to recover and rest.  In some cases the time off may even be YEARS.  So why should ...

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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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