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Fitness Services

 

Power Play Fitness is dedicated to the enhancement of performance, be it athletically on the field of play, or educationally on the seminar circuit. We take pride in the distribution of proper advice, cutting edge information and products dealing with not only sports performance enhancement, but health, fitness and success in the workplace.

Basic Fitness Evaluation:

  • Body Composition
  • Anthropometry
  • Flexibility
  • Core Strength
  • Muscular Strength/Endurance
  • Sub Max VO2

Advanced Fitness Evaluation:

  • Body Composition
  • Anthropometry
  • Flexibility
  • Core Strength
  • Muscular Strength/Endurance
  • Sub Max VO2
    PLUS
  • Postural Assessment
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Nutritional Analysis
    OPTIONAL
  • Blood Analysis

Sports Specific Testing:

Objective, quantitative measurement of performance variables (I.E. speed, agility, jumping ability, strength, power) which are directly or indirectly associated with successful performance of the given sport.

Performance Assessment:

  • Visual Analysis of Movement
    Observation of bio-motor patterns used in respective sport or movement helps identify key flaws in techniques. This is the first step to improvement.
    - Findings printed and produced for client records and reference.
  • Video Analysis of Movement
    Using digital video analysis for movement, aids identifying flaws not seen by naked eye. Being able to dissect movement frame by frame allows for a more complete analysis of improper mechanics and provides immediate feedback to the athlete and coach.
    - Movie clips are burned to CD for client use and reference.

Performance Training:

  • Speed Enhancement
    Speed is the number one attribute coaches look for when recruiting an athlete. In order to enhance this highly sought after characteristic, proper running mechanics are emphasized with special attention to stride length and stride frequency.
    Among the techniques used to enhance these elements are: over-speed training and resisted training methods
  • Starting Power
    Starting power is needed for any sports movements which are of short duration and require generation of maximal force over a short period of time. Depending on the sport and specificity of movement, plyometric training, Olympic lifting movements and various sprinting techniques are used to enhance the need explosiveness.
  • Deceleration
    Deceleration can be defined as the body’s ability to elicit eccentric contractions to slow certain moving segments allowing it to either stop or change direction under control.
  • Acceleration
    Acceleration can be defined as the change in velocity per unit of time. One can go from zero to slow, slow to fast or fast to faster! All are examples of acceleration.
  • Multi-Directional Speed
    Multi-directional speed can be defined as the ability to move forward, backwards, laterally or vertically with speed.
  • Flexibility
    Flexibility is the ability for a joint, or series of joints, to move through a full range of motion without loss of strength.
  • Balance
    Balance can be defined as the stability produced by an even distribution of weight on each side of the vertical axis of the body. There are a multitude of exercises that can be used to train this stability necessary for balance.
  • Power Development
    Power Development combines many different disciplines, all with the common purpose of decreasing the amount of time it takes to accomplish a task. Whether it’s throwing different weighted implements, doing plyometrics or performing the Olympic Lifts, there are many ways to increase power output.
  • Muscular Strength
    Muscular strength can be defined as the maximal force that a muscle or muscle or muscle group can generate. Some refer to this as absolute strength and usually measure it by performing one rep maxes in various lifts.
  • Agility
    Agility can be defined as the ability to change direction of the body or body segments rapidly while under control. Training one’s proprioception and kinesthetic awareness (knowing where your body is in space) through a variety of exercises, can enhance the athletes agility quite dramatically.
  • Reaction Time
    Reaction time is the amount of time it takes for an individual to realize a stimulus (auditory or visual for example) and process the information via the sensory system and elicit a response via the motor system.

    An example of this would be reacting to a football being snapped from under center and firing off the defensive line. Conversely, it would be an auditory stimulus for an offensive lineman who would react to the quarterback’s cadence by firing off the line.

    In any event, this is a trait that can be improved by various methods. It is also an area where testing can expose weaknesses in vision for example. A wide receiver may have better peripheral vision in one eye versus the other lending him to catch the ball better while playing on one side versus the other.
  • Energy System Development
    In order to develop training programs that are effective in achieving the desired results, one must have an understanding of which energy systems fuel that specific sport. More importantly, one must also know how these systems work to fuel the exercise in order to be able to design programs that can use the right mix of exercise to elicit the result needed for success.

    Training the wrong system is counter-productive and can hold an otherwise top prospect from ever achieving his/her goals.

Sports Nutrition:


Level One (Basic)

  1. Dietary Recall
  2. Nutritional Analysis


Level Two (Intermediate)

  1. BMR Testing
  2. Dietary Recall
  3. Nutritional Analysis
  4. Results-Based Nutritional Plan


Level Three (Advanced)

  1. BMR Testing
  2. Dietary Recall
  3. Nutritional Analysis
  4. Results-Based Nutritional Plan
  5. Multi-Tiered Blood Analysis

Consulting:

Sports Performance

  • Individual/team testing and evaluation
  • Program design/development
  • Exercise technique instruction
  • Periodic follow-up testing and program adjustment

Corporate Wellness

  • Employee/management team testing and evaluation
  • Program design/development
  • Exercise technique instruction
  • Periodic follow up testing and program adjustments
  • Team building
  • In-house seminars and demos