"One huge thing that people don't realize when we won the State Title is that we were injury free - for over 14 games...
It was unreal."
Jim Sharkey, HC
2010 Undefeated 14-0 Wash. State Champs (4A-WIAA)
"Too many times now you see kids trying to get all big and bulky and swoll, and yeah that looks great when they are walking out of the locker room but then they get on the field and they can't move.... just with the whole philosophy of what APX is doing with their athletes such as movement and flexibility and injury prevention is the direction all athletes should be headed."
Kevin Boss, NY GIANTS, TE
Super Bowl XLII Champion
"In terms of performance; when i played we were just bench press, squat, clean and then go run. That was what we did. I would have been a more functionally proficient athlete if I had an APX-type system in place. When I first got to New England in 1993, it was still all about power cleans and squats and bench press. As a quarterback, how important is it to power clean? The thing that I really like with APX is that those lifts and the functional movements all happen at the same time, all of the time, and you continously do them going from one to the next. You are teaching your body how to move as you are building strength. The team aspect of this type of team training is unrivaled to anything I've ever seen."
Drew Bledsoe, QB
Patriots - Bills - Cowboys
AFC Champion '96 & '01
Super Bowl XXXVI Champion
4X NFL Pro-Bowl Selection
APX' In/Off-Season Football Training Program
Its primary cultural abilities and science methodologies are predominately known for achieving enhanced performance by integrating a 260-300 day-per-year dynamic training program. The training facility turns into a practice every day and the term 'Weight Room' is no longer used. A 'Performance Training Room' is more the flavor, seeking to enhance the body's ability to grow and develop its Central Nervous System (CNS) function and natural energy systems should be the focus. No matter the ranks from Youth-to-High School or College/Pro... the training and dietetic approach must maintain stability and frequency throughout four major cycles in a calendar year to attain maximum athletic ability from adolescence into adulthood.
Each athlete has distinct movements that must be trained that constitute position-specific lever development and rotation. Since each one of these dynamic positions are different in movement, the training modalities and structures to enhance their respective abilities must be prescribed separately (Skill/Line). At APX, it is paramount to focus on an athlete's training paradigm to increase symmetry throughout the body. Spinal cord training and Kinetic ground-base rotational movements are essential in achieving this by emphasizing an Eccentric-Based Uni-Lateral Training system.
This is proven to provide a combat or wrestling athlete and/or Team with more power through anaerobic duration from the torso to the lower trunk. Additional hip structure function and power can be induced from sprinting, jumping, gathering, tackling, blocking and route-running when a proper 4-12 week program is executed properly. Generic increases are greatly enhanced via strength, speed, power, agility, function, flexibility and anaerobic/aerobic energy systems used to promote fitness and VO2 max levels. This decreases the chances of injury of any part of the body, especially when a large part of the emphasis is dedicated towards spinal cord health and development.
APX' Registered Sports Dietitians are the educators that mold our Combat and/or Wrestling Athletes and the Coaches of their respective programs to attain improvements of Lean Body Mass (LBM) gains, decreases in Body Fat percentages and - most importantly - 'Recovery' efforts from games, practice and training. The proper nutritional meal planning efforts - and the correct structure of you and your team's dietetic needs - are proven to greatly decrease inflammation of the specific joints and muscles used when playing a full game or throughout a demanding APX Off-Season individual/team training program.
Training is only 20-30% of your overall desired results that you are looking to achieve to grow and develop you or your team's body. That leaves 70-80% of what you and your team does outside of practice and training from Sunday-to-Saturday (the other 22 hours per day) that will dictate your greatest performance, recovery and central nervous system growth outputs.
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Camps, Programs and Clinics available throughout the year, but highly recommended prior to the start of Summer in order to implement partially or fully into your Summer training program.
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