Performance Center is a unique training environment because we create individualized training programs based on scientific principles for every client. There are no ‘cookie cutter, one size fits all’ workouts of the day at HPC. We focus on athleticism as a whole: biomechanics, injury risk reduction, flexibility, stabilization, balance, speed, agility, endurance, power, and strength. We take multiple things into consideration when designing a client’s program: sport needs, career duties, outside training schedules, injury history, and training experience.
HPC has a number of resources not seen anywhere else in El Paso including vibration plate training and high speed treadmills.
Vibration plate training is incorporated in our programs because it recruits more muscle fibers per movement. Vibration plate training activates smaller stabilizing muscles which may not be recruited when doing the same exercises on land. In addition the vibrations traveling through the body during movements, attempts to move the body out of balance, forcing the athlete to compensate with core muscles resulting in improved balance and coordination. No athlete competes on a stable surface; vibration plate training prepares an athlete to react to any changes in force or direction they may encounter during competition.
Our high-speed treadmills are the only ones currently in use in El Paso. They are capable of reaching speeds up to 32 miles per hour and have the capability to unload the client’s weight. All clients wear a harness for safety, support, and unweighting. With the unloading capability, we first assess a client’s gait, correcting any deficits. Once the gait is corrected, we move on to over-speed training. This trains the neuromuscular system to react faster (accelerate), translating to increased speed. Clients will be able to maintain upright running mechanics while on the treadmill, unlike downhill or parachute running, which allows the mechanics to transfer to the ground or playing surface better. Once sprint mechanics are improved, the clients will work on multi-directional training to increase speed in all four directions.
All of our head coaches are Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, holding sport science degrees, such as athletic training, exercise physiology, exercise and sport science, human movement science, or kinesiology. We work as a team to ensure every aspect of a client’s program is of the highest quality.