We have created an elite, data and metrics driven athletic performance development program combining an interactive physics-based approach to increasing strength, power, velocity & speed.
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WHAT WE DO
PDX offers the most comprehensive performance enhancement training, reconditioning and personal training in the region. PDX’s results- driven approach covers every aspect necessary to achieve your goals, whether they involve weight loss, healthier lifestyle, injury rehabilitation or sports performance. Time and effort spent training at PDX will translate into peak performance in any athlete’s respective sport. If you are looking to lose weight or need a jumpstart to getting back in shape, our coaches will provide the knowledge and the means to help you become fit and the motivation to stay that way. For athletes or adults recovering from an injury or surgery, we offer a wealth of knowledge and training experience with our PDX Training Staff, our In-House Physical Therapist and Massage Therapists.
With highly qualified coaches who truly care about providing their athletes and clients with the best possible experience and the most noticeable results, PDX will help you to move far beyond achieving your goals. We look forward to helping you on your journey!
WHY WE TEACH OLYMPIC LIFTING?
1. Transform your physique:
Performing a snatch or a clean and jerk is a full-body, fun, intense exercise working your legs, glutes, back, abs, shoulders and arms all at the same time. You burn a lot of calories during your workouts in a short amount of time. Olympic lifts are a great way to decrease body fat, build muscle, increase strength and maximize your time strength training.
2. Get stronger, more powerful and run faster
Snatches and clean and jerks produce some of the highest power outputs in all of sport. Power, the product of strength and speed, is the key ingredient to helping people run faster and jump higher. Incorporating the Olympic lifts into workouts is the most effective way to build power and speed.
3. Boost Work Capacity
Olympic lifts are versatile, causing a range of positive changes to your body depending on how you program them into your workouts. Olympic lifts can be used to improve strength, speed and power as well as enhance high-intensity exercise endurance, recover more quickly and handle higher amounts of training. With greater work capacity, you can do more exercise each session and reach your health and fitness goals faster.
4. Protect Against Injury
Olympic lifts are full-body movements that target the shoulders, hips, knees and ankles and help promote flexibility and stability across joints. Controlling a load throughout the ROM of all these joints is key to preparing the body for the high forces encountered in sport and in some activities of daily living. A major predictor of future injury is having endured a prior injury, so utilizing the Olympic lifts in training and improving flexibility, strength, and stability, can greatly reduce susceptibility to injury.
5. Improve Bone Density
Especially for women, strengthening bones is critical to prevent osteoporosis and protect against bone fractures. Olympic lifts produce large forces on the legs, spine, and arms, precisely what is needed to stimulate the body to lay down new bone and improve bone density.
6. Enhance Coordination
The Olympic lifts are full-body movements requiring precise coordination, rhythm, and timing. Improving body awareness and coordination are great for both sport performance and activities of daily life.
7. Improve Sport Performance
The Olympic lifts require an athlete to exert a force into the ground through a quick and coordinated “triple extension” of the ankle, knee, and hip, mirroring what happens in sprinting and jumping, the core components of most sports. Other than practicing the sport itself, Olympic lifts have the next highest carryover to directly improving sport performance in sports where strength, power, and speed are essential.
8. Get Confident
Strong is the new skinny; as you get stronger physically, it permeates your whole life. As you are able to master new skills and see what your body is capable of, your confidence in and out of the gym will blossom. Lifting weights with speed and technique as in the Olympics lifts is a rush and many people find that the process of learning and refining the Olympic lifts keeps them excited to workout. The more consistently you workout and use strength training as a tool, the more results you will see.
9. Improve Range of Motion
While some people associate lifting heavy weights with being stiff and bulky, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Olympic lifters are some of the most flexible and mobile athletes in the Olympics.
10. Develop Dynamic Stability
In sport and in life, people are rarely in need of strength when stationary so it’s important to stress the body in the gym to reflect that. Olympic lifts provide strength and stability around major joints at a fast speed of movement, which is what enables the body to be stable in activities of daily life as well as sport. Weightlifting movements are truly functional exercises.
THE NUMBERS CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
What would your career look like if one year from now you could say that you achieved increased metrics in mass, speed, and strength? Most of our athletes will experience these types of quantum shifts in performance in 16 weeks or less.
ATHLETE PERFORMANCE TRAINING
PDX is a regional leader and trainer in sports performance. PDX offers an innovative approach to training – building on a solid athletic foundation while staying focused on each athlete’s individual goals. Unlike other facilities, young athletes at PDX are coached from the moment they enter the facility to the moment they leave. The PDX program is based on consistent, continual coaching. Every group is led by a coach through proper stretching and warm-up and then taken through the entire program by a group of coaches.
Our unique program includes instruction in movement training, injury reduction and rehabilitation, linear and lateral speed techniques, foot speed and agility, explosive power development, proper functional strength training and energy system conditioning.
The workout becomes progressively more challenging once basic techniques have been mastered. Our world class coaching staff ensures proper progression over the duration of the session. We invite you to come in for a free trial or speak to a friend who as already experienced our best in class sports performance programs. We are sure you will see the difference!
SPEED – Acceleration, Deceleration, Linear and Lateral Movement Techniques, Running Mechanics, Footwork
EXPLOSIVE POWER –Olympic Lifting, Plyometrics, Med Ball Training, Jumping & Landing Techniques
STRENGTH – Functional Approach, Thorough Instruction, Focus on Upper Body, Lower Body & Core
CONDITIONING – Game Ready Preparation for all Athletes.
FLEXIBILITY – Myofascial Release (Foam Rolling), Various Forms of Stretching, Muscle Activation
INJURY REDUCTION – Identify & Correct Muscular Imbalances, Balance & Stabilization
NUTRITION EDUCATION – Lessons, Tips and Advice
MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS
Middle School athlete groups are designed for young athletes ages 11 years old through 14 and will give your young athlete a leg up on the competition. Our emphasis is on teaching young athletes the fundamentals of strength and conditioning in a safe learning environment. This program is 60 minutes in length and incorporates all elements of our world class programs, modified for the younger athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS
High School athlete groups are designed for athletes ages 14-18 and made to enhance the performance of your young athlete in any venue they choose. We aim to help your high school athlete feel stronger, faster, and more powerful than the competition. This program is 90 minutes in length and incorporates all elements of our world class program and is enhanced to suit the needs of maturing athletes.
COLLEGE/ PROFESSIONAL SPORTS PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS
Summer college and professional offseason athlete groups are designed for current or rising collegiate athletes preparing for their upcoming school year, and professional athletes preparing for their upcoming season or training camps. With the needs of higher-level athletes in mind, the program uses advanced strength and conditioning techniques as well as more intense conditioning regimens to ensure all athletes are ready for their next competitive season.
ADULT and EXECUTIVE TRAINING
Adult groups at PDX are designed to help you move better and feel healthier than ever before. Each program is modified for your training level. Our program and our community will motivate and encourage you. Remember, PDX is not just for athletes! Many of our clients are adults.
Adult groups are available from one to three times a week depending on your needs and availability. Each program is led from start to finish by a coach who will serve as your guide and motivation throughout the hour. The session begins with soft tissue work and movement quality with an emphasis on active stretching and muscle activation. A dynamic warmup into a plyometric circuit concludes the warmup and then we hit the training floor for three strength circuits incorporating multiplanar movements to ensure well-rounded strength. You will always finish the hour with heart-healthy conditioning which can be anything from pushing sleds, to riding bikes, to treadmill runs.
At PDX, we design and coach well-rounded programs to ensure health and longevity for our adult clients and athletes alike. Our programs are led from start to finish by coaches who will show and tell you how to correctly execute your workout. We’re looking forward to helping you on your journey!
OLYMPIC LIFTING PROGRAM and BARBELL CLUB
Take your weight room work and training to the next level. Once PDX athletes advance in strength and technique we will invite them in to the PDX Olympic Lifting Program and the PDX Barbell Club. As stated above, Olympic lifting ,when taught right, can greatly enhance athlete performance, help prevent injury, and speed up central nervous system adaptations required to perform at an elite level. Olympic lifts also provide variety, competitive atmosphere in the gym, along with teaching patience on the way to mastery. Think of it as fine tuning your weightlifting skills like that of a master craftsman. All Olympic lifting classes and the PDX Barball Club are run by our USAW certified coaching staff.