Think your core is MMA-ready? Give trainer Doug Balzarini’s 8 MMA midsection exercises a try to find out. The “core”, “trunk”, “torso”, “belly”, “stomach”, “abs”, “6-pack”… The terminology alone confuses me. It would seem, somewhere along the way, the definition of one’s core has gotten lost in translation. I cringe every time I hear someone say
        Check out my boy Doug Balzarini at DBSTRENGTH!
A great strength coach and an even better friend Doug Balzarini is starting to make a name for himself in the performance side of MMA fighting,  Check out this video. Marc Digesti USAW Founder of PerformancEDU
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is here to stay. Increased TV time, Pay-per-view success, major partnerships and sponsorships in place; this MMA “fad” isn’t going away. We are beginning to see the popularity of this sport effect the fitness industry as well. From the professional fighter to the casual fight fan, more and more clients are

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUzrjDhVbBw&hl=en_US&version=3&rel=0] Special thanks to Thomas Wood and Fox11 for helping with our vision and putting it into a visual voice. Marc Digesti USAW | Founder and Director of Performance
PerformancEDU so stoked to see the success of Perry post injury. Lots of GREATNESS to come. Truckee Ski Racers medal after knee reconstruction surgeries Dr. B Denmark Special to the Sun ENLARGE Morganne Murphy (center), Perry Schaffner (right) and Julia Bjorkman (left) stand on the podium at the Sugar Bowl Open alpine ski races last
Marc Digesti USAW | Director of Performance at PerformancEDU The chop and lift represent distinct rotational and diagonal movements that mimic the functional patterns occurring in activities of sport and daily living.  The chop and lift motions are excellent at recruiting the musculature of the core (foundation) either for mobility or stability. The use of
The most important goal of a corrective exercise program is to breakdown and focus on one dysfunctional movement pattern or weak link at a time.  When we prioritize which dysfunctional pattern to begin with, we always first consider the left to right asymmetries. If there is an imbalance between the right and left sides of
Human Kinetics/ News and Exerpts: Hydrotherapy used to enhance recovery from competition Despite the widespread integration of hydrotherapy into an athlete’s postexercise recovery regime, information regarding these interventions is largely anecdotal. Although a number of physiological responses to water immersion are well researched, the underlying mechanisms related to postexercise recovery are poorly understood. The human
EDU has built a very good relationship with Keiser through Jay Keiser and Athletic Systems. The past 1.3 years, EDU has been able to aquire 5 Keiser pieces: Performance Trainer Keiser Air Squat 2 Keiser m3 bikes 1 Keiser m3+ bike With Keiser, we are able to dive into Air Resistance rather than just using
What are Plyometrics? Plyometrics are drills aimed at linking sheer strength and speed of movement to produce an explosive-reactive type of movement. Classically used to describe jumping/depth jumping drills Definition expanded to include ANY drill utilizing stretch-shorten cycle to produce explosive reaction: Jumping Medicine Ball Resistance Training ALL MOVEMENT! What are the Benefits of Power
Not a bad day for EDU athletes Lena Andrews, Perry Schaffner and Claire Deangeli. Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Run 1 Run 2 Total Time FIS Points  1  8  539898 ANDREWS Lena  1994  USA   1:10.76  1:07.10  2:17.86  50.82  2  15  539890 KELLEY Naomi  1994  USA   1:11.07  1:08.22  2:19.29  60.05  3  18  6535324 TIDD
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBrElBqbPj0] Two movement patterns we emphasize in our corrective movement library. Lateral plank with Hip flexion and Lateral Plank with hip abduction are modified and progressed a bit to help with shoulder, torso and hip stability.    
                                  “Skiing is pretty much my life. I teach in South America in the summer time,” explains Kimberly Mann who travels the world with her skis in tow. On the search for the perfect run, she has canvassed terrain
Mission Statement: PerformancEDU’s training philosophy is to examine the human body through movement and implement ways to decrease injury and increase performance. PerformancEDU evaluates the body while relating to functional movement, understands the bodies directional movement patterns, and prescribe and implement specific movements and progressions to maximize athletic performance in sport and life. PerformancEDU remains
                      What a great way to start off the new year at EDU with such an amazing success story pushed out of PerformancEDU. Check out Kim Mann’s road back to coaching and skiing after a pretty horrifying fall off of 30+ ft cliff in Chile.
PerformancEDU is welcoming in the New Year with a package made for our clients and athletes in their recovery from training and life. For the month of January, EDU will be rolling out “Its all about YOU”  massage package. Here are the details and if you have any questions, please email us at info@performancedu.com: 4
Want to start and finish your day feeling AMAZING? The Sunrise and Sunset Total Body group training is structured to take the place of a full body strength workout in a 60 minute time frame. These group sessions are set up in sets of exercises, with specific repetitions based off of timing system.  You will
Great article about EDU’s client Johnno Lazatich. ARCHIVE | EMAIL Sean Keeler is an award-winning columnist who joined FOX in 2012 after stints with The Des Moines Register, The Cincinnati Post, The Nashville Banner, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Arizona Republic, The San Francisco Examiner and The Topeka Capital-Journal. May 23, 2012 Former K-State player Johnno Lazetich, pictured
I came across this article for some who don’t know what TRX suspension training involves and how you can implement into a class setting. EJNOY! TRX: 6 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRYING A CLASS Updated Oct 11 2012 – 3:10am · Posted Oct 11 2012 – 3:08am by Jaime Young · 2 Comments TRX is a full-body strength workout that utilizes
  My amazing wife and I opened up PerformancEDU’s doors for the first time. It was 6 am Oct 18th 2011, the playlist was dialed and the vision brainstormed had become a reality during our first session with the Sunrise Crew.  We were fortunate enough to have 3 Trx’s, 1 slideboard, 1 airdyne bike, 3
Independent Ski Racing’s women to compete on World Cup without national backing. By Connor Davis www.skinet.com Enlarge Photo Photo by: Marcus Caston Hailey Duke and Megan McJames never expected to be cut from the U.S. Ski Team last spring. At 27 and 25, respectively, both have top-15 World Cup finishes to their credit and have secured
Here is a great testimonial to what PerformancEDU is all about. Thanks MIKE! The name PerformancEDU hints at Marc Digesti’s passion: Performing movement … Movement performance … Educating … It’s all centered on learning how best to BALANCE! (Balancing is a concept which I’m learning to use as a verb in its broadest, deepest sense
  Are you ready to prepare yourself for the upcoming ski season? PerformancEDU has had great results the past two years with our methodology leading up to the ski season, while programing for in-season maintenance program for each of our athletes.  We have created a great network of local ski instructors, ski patrol and master’s
Mission Statement: PerformancEDU’s training philosophy is to examine the human body through movement and implement ways to decrease injury and increase performance. PerformancEDU evaluates the body while relating to functional movement, understands the bodies directional movement patterns, and prescribe and implement specific movements and progressions to maximize athletic performance in sport and life. Welcome back
Hi Everyone! Today I just wanted to write a quick blog and elaborate on what I said in yesterday’s post about not having my typical cravings for sweets or overeating. Prior to doing the full-blown challenge – we had eaten a “Primal-ly based” diet … but by no means was it full-blown primal. Like I
So here we are on the Primal Challenge – Day 5. Energetically I am feeling MUCH better!! I also feel better mentally (less anxious). My cravings for sweets and overeating in general have gone away! It’s really quite awesome and leads me to believe that many of my “bad” eating habits could be attributed to
Hey Everyone! I decided to take pics of some of my eats from yesterday – so you could see some of what we’ve been eating!! I didn’t include my snacks and wasn’t particularly hungry yesterday – so the eats are pretty basic haha! But I really enjoy eating this way and feel really good!! For
Hi Everyone! You may have noticed on our Facebook page that we have decided to do the Primal Challenge!! And here we are at Day 2 of the “21 Day Primal Challenge” and I am already feeling better. The main difference that I have felt so far (even though it is so early into the
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At PerformancEDU, Marc Digesti show us how we use the TRX as one of our main training tools. Here are 4 movements that will strengthen your lower body and core: -TRX Squat Mobility -TRX Lunge to hip flexion -TRX Knee Tuck to Rotation -TRX lateral hip drops

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