Movement and Performance Systems - Part 1

by Mark Verstegen |  Date Released : 15 Nov 2005

  • Introduction
  • True athlete support – they are the best at what they do
  • Giving more tools to better express the game
  • Mission statement
  • Intro to athletes
  • “Systems” allow you to achieve results over and over again
  • System is not a box
  • Building a program from scratch vs. saving time with systems that can be customized
  • Best solution to save time and energy to focus on client
  • Core values of the “game of life”
  • Right mind set
  • Core foundations of nutrition
  • Movement
  • Recovery
  • Athletes performance: Career longevity, career productivity, motivation through education
  • Creating independent clients
  • Work + Rest = Success
  • Movement preparation, elasticity, movement skills, power, energy systems development
  • Quality vs Quantity of training
  • Warm-up – movement preparation -> 48 hours per year!
  • Movement prep self-awareness exercise to connect with the body. Get this right -> everything improves.
  • Movement prep – increase core temperature, elongate muscles actively, turn on stabilizers, practice for upcoming skills
  • Statistics on performance benefits of movement preparation
  • The ultimate combination of mobility, stability and efficient movement patterns all brought together with an element of strength – Movement prep is a workout in itself and sets the stage for all training and peak performance.

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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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