THE XPLOSIVE EDGE

maximizing athletic performance while preventing injuries

At Xplosive Edge, our mission is to help you and your athletes reach their highest level of Athletic Performance, while always looking after their safety and well-being. We aim to do this in a competitive, high-energy, exciting, and motivational atmosphere. Our staff is not composed of supervisors, rather professional coaches! At the same time, while increasing performance, we will significantly reduce your athletes chances of sports injury as well as teach each athlete proper nutritional fueling tactics.

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Elkhorn Training Camp

If you are wanting to train at our Elkhorn location you must register using the link below. Please do not sign up for our programs on our website.  You must sign up on using the form and send it or bring to the Elkhorn location at 715 N. 210th St. Elkhorn, NE 68022

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Testimonials

Our Coaches

Gibbie M. Duval, CSCS, RSCC*D, CPT, PRT, USAW

Owner & Director of Sports Performance

Gibbie M. Duval, CSCS, RSCC*D, CPT, PRT, USAW

Omaha Lancers Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Herzing University Adjunct Professor PFT Dept.
Postural Restoration Trained
“Strength & Conditioning Expert”- Tudor Bompa Institute
USAW Sports Performance Coach Certified Level 1
USA Volleyball VCAP Certified
NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist

Gibbie Duval has now been a strength and conditioning coach at Xplosive Edge for 11 years, and has since become owner and director of sports performance. For many years, Gibbie and his brother Zach, now head football strength coach and director of athletic performance at the University of Wyoming, worked side by side to grow the Xplosive Edge into the biggest sports performance training facility in the midwest. Over the years, Gibbie and the Xplosive Edge have maintained a close working relationship with Boyd Epley and Mike Arthur who had so much success with the “Husker Power” program for many years at Nebraska. Gibbie’s father Rick was one of the first football coaches that Tom Osborne hired at Nebraska so the ties run very deep. All of the programs offered at Xplosive Edge mimic many valuable principles that were created out of the “10 Husker Power Principles” established by Boyd many years ago. Over the course of the last 10 years, Gibbie has trained a Stanley Cup champion, Super Bowl champion, Olympic Gold Medalist, and many other professional athletes. Gibbie was selected by Boyd Epley as the Nebraska State Combine Director when Boyd released Epic Athletic Performance and was also selected as the keynote speaker at the annual postural restoration institute convention in Salt Lake City, UT. Also, Gibbie continues to work with many clubs in the area and has trained over a thousand volleyball and soccer athletes in the Omaha area.

Gibbie is a “certified strength and conditioning specialist” of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and participates and speaks in several strength and fitness symposiums across the country. Gibbie is also the co founder of Tri-Planar Performance, a consultation company devised to educate strength and conditioning professionals around the country on the important of Postural Restoration and Integration into strength and conditioning and programming. Gibbie has consulted for many high schools, colleges, and universities around the nation and worked with IMG Sports Academies in 2011. Gibbie is also a “certified personal trainer” and “fitness and nutrition specialist” through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Gibbie is certified by the United States of America Weightlifting Association and holds a Sports Performance Coach Certification and also holds a certification through the Tudor Bompa Institute as a “Strength and Conditioning Expert.” Gibbie also contributes and writes articles and research for Ken Kontor’s Performance Conditioning Inc. as well as Stack Magazine and also contributes to the Postural Restoration Institute with research and development on the Integration of Postural Restoration into Strength and Conditioning programs. In 2013 Gibbie was named the head strength and conditioning coach for the Omaha Lancers hockey organization of the USHL in addition to being hired at Vatterott College to direct the “personal fitness trainer” program. Gibbie also recently earned his VCAP (volleyball conditioning and performance) certification through USA volleyball.

Gibbie attended the University of Nebraska Omaha where he received his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science and was a collegiate baseball player. While living in Kansas City, Gibbie was fortunate enough to be able to study under the legendary Romanian Olympic Gold medal coach Istvan Javorek where Gibbie developed into an olympic strength coach. Istvan was the original creator of the “dumbbell complex” and Gibbie was able to work with several Olympic athletes on sports performance enhancement and injury prevention programs.

Brent H. Bahl, CSC, CPT, FNS, USAW

Assistant Director of Sports Performance

Brent H. Bahl, CSC, CPT, FNS, USAW

Training In:Prep Edge Camp, Developing Edge

Diane Banderas, CSCS, USAW

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Diane Banderas, CSCS, USAW

Diane Banderas graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) with her Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science. She earned her CSCS from the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2015. Diane was a Division I middle blocker on the UNO volleyball team for five years, with fourteen total years of experience on the court both playing and coaching. In 2015 Diane was presented the, Maverick Muscle, award at the annual UNO Athletic Banquet representing her dedication and success within the competitive field of strength and conditioning.
In the summer of 2015, Diane was an intern with the Husker Power strength program under Boyd Epley and Mike Arthur at the University of Nebraska Lincoln assisting with volleyball, baseball, softball, soccer, and gymnastics. Over the spring of 2016, she completed an internship with Cressey Sports Performance in Jupiter, Florida. At Cressey, Diane worked with MLB players during their spring training season in both rehab and strength training, becoming more familiar with baseball specific arm care and training regiments.

Training In:Premier Volleyball

Eric Richards, CSCS

Assistant Strength & Performance Coach

Eric Richards, CSCS

In May of 2015 I graduated The Nebraska Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Fitness Studies and a Business Administration minor. While at Nebraska Wesleyan, I was a three year starter at cornerback for the prairie wolves defense. Off the field during my Junior and Senior year I was the president of the Wesleyan FCA organization (Fellowship of Christian Athletes). During my high school and collegiate career, I had an unmatched passion for maximizing my athletic abilities. Combining that with a desire to help others has lead me to the field of strength and conditioning where I have now worked with a variety of athletes ranging from grade school to collegiate athletes.

During the summer of 2014 I was an intern here at The Xplosive Edge. I choose X-Edge because in high school I played alongside and competed against one of their athletes. Seeing how advanced he was in the weight room with sound technique and superb strength I always wondered what went on at the Xplosive Edge. Throughout my internship I began to understand why the Xplosive Edge helped maximize my peer’s athletic talents. Through hands on coaching, with specialized and science based programming I began to see that X Edge gave athletes the best possibility to succeed.

A little over a year after my internship I received my CSCS through the NSCA. I was also granted the opportunity to join the X-Edge staff as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. Now in my new role I bring a high energy and positive coaching style mixed with the established training protocols at The Xplosive Edge to help all athletes reach their maximum potential.

Our Programs

Adult Edge Boot Camp

Adult Edge Boot Camp

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Designed for any adult coming from any walk of life, the Adult Edge is a scientifically researched training program designed to specifically target body fat loss by increasing lean muscle mass. This is not your everyday Adult boot camp.

The Xplosive Edge will incorporate its renowned “Husker Power Principles” to get the adult to perform better and maximize their workouts. Emphasis is put on increasing strength, agility, range of motion, and balance as well as developing power.

Xplosive Edge staff will help each adult regain proper biomechanical position via breathing, strengthening, and proper activation of certain muscle groups. Nutritional analysis and Fueling tactics will be covered with each adult as well as pre and post performance and body fat testing.

(8 week training camps) 4x per week, 60 min. sessions, M/T/Th/F, 9-10:00am, 9:00-10:00am

Dates:

Dec.4-Dec.22 (4-Weeks)

Jan.2-Feb.23 (8 Weeks)

Monthly Contract Agreements

12mo Contract:

(1-week break in between every camp) 4 days a week

6mo Contract:
(1-week break in between every camp) 4 days a week

Developing Edge

Developing Edge

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Designed for athletes ages 8 to 12, the Developing Edge introduces and teaches younger athletes proper running, jumping and lifting technique, as well as eye-hand coordination.

This is accomplished through a variety of speed and agility drills on the field and strength and explosive lifts in the weight room.

With all emphasis on form and technique, the Xplosive Edge staff will help the developing athlete acquire proper neuromuscular recruitment patterns which lead to an overall decrease in injury and improvement in performance.

(4 weeks of training) 2 days a week / 1 hr. sessions Mon/Thurs 6:30-7:30pm, Tues/Fri 6:30-7:30pm

*Sessions may be altered due to the amount of athletes that sign up for each camp

Dates:

Jan.2-Jan.26

Feb.5-Mar.2

Mar.12-Apr.6

Monthly Contract Agreements

12mo Contract:

(1-week break in between every camp) 4 days a week

6mo Contract:
(1-week break in between every camp) 4 days a week

Prep Edge

Prep Edge

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Prep Edge Camp is designed for athletes ages 13-18, where High School age athletes will take their performance to a new level. Devised from the principles developed out of the University of Nebraska, in the days of Husker Power, the Prep Edge Camp is designed to help youth athletes increase performance and decrease injuries.

Training Camps 4x per week, 90 min. sessions M/T/Th/F, 4-5:30pm

Dates:

Jan.2-Feb.23 (8 Weeks – $525)

Mar.5-Apr.13 (6 Weeks – $465)

Monthly Contracts:

12mo Contact:

(12 months of training, 1-week break every camp) 4 days a week

6mo Contract:
(6 months of training, 1-week break every camp) 4 days a week

Premier Volleyball

Premier Volleyball

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The Xplosive Edge satellite facility at The Courts is the Midwest’s premier training facility for volleyball athletes. Equipped with Power Lift and Hammer Strength equipment, the courts satellite facility is nicer than most of the universities in the nation.

The courts training facility is exclusively for the use of the Xplosive Edge in its training of Premier Volleyball. Premier Volleyball is one of the nations best volleyball clubs and is on the rise. Since the inception of Xplosive Edge working with Premier Volleyball, Premier has increased its winning percentage by over 66% all while decreasing the injury rate by over 88%. This last year Premier Volleyball sent 8 teams to the USA volleyball championships!

The Courts X-edge training facility houses everything we need to make a volleyball athlete even better. With focus on ground based movements, the Xplosive Edge trains the volleyball athlete as functional as possible. The Courts Volleyball facility is also equipped with 13 volleyball courts, bathrooms and showers, study areas for athletes, a lounge for the parents, and also serves as the home facility to other local clubs.

All training packages include the “fueling tactics” nutrition program, pre and post testing, a postural restoration sports pre screen, and one SAQ session per month.

Pro Edge

Pro Edge

Designed specifically for the professional athlete, The Professional Edge will help the athlete maximize their athletic performance to the full potential. We have dedicated this camp to helping the pro athlete achieve even more than they ever have.

By increasing lean muscle mass and decreasing body fat, the athlete will be better suited for the demands of professional sport. Emphasis is put on increasing Strength, Speed, Agility, Range of Motion, balance, and Acceleration as well as developing power through Olympic weightlifting variations. Intense one-on-one instruction will help the pro athlete achieve their goals and take their game to the next level

Pre and Post test evaluations and a comprehensive nutritional program set up by the Xplosive Edge staff will help the pro athlete recover faster from exercise and boost the immune system. Nearby hotel accommodations, supplementation through 8-ball nutrition, and bi-weekly sports massage are offered as well.

Pros Trained by The Xplosive Edge:

Zac Miller (NFL), Jakson Reetz (MLB), Chris Holt (NHL), Jed Ortmeyer (NHL), Warren Peters (NHL)

Sporting Omaha FC

Sporting Omaha FC

The Omaha Sports Complex is the “home” base for the Xplosive Edge with our weight room, as well as our office area. This building is where our Xplosive Edge, Developing Edge, and Adult Edge Camps take place.

This facility has also been used to train the Omaha Football Club. With programs designed specifically for soccer athletes, our program works to create the superior soccer athlete. Trained at our facility inside the Omaha Sports Complex, athletes can train before or after practice.

Emphasis is put on increasing strength, balance, agility, and range of motion, all while developing power and decreasing injuries. Athletes will increase their speed, acceleration and agility. Soccer-specific conditioning is included in our training regimen when the athlete has become strong enough to control their bodies in space.

Athletes are trained depending on age, volume, intensity and phase of year. Each athlete is pre- and post-performance tested to track their own individual performance index score. Athletes are also supplied with a pre- and post-workout drink to help recover and boost the immune system. Supplements are provided by 8 Ball Nutrition and are certified safe for athletes of all ages. Each soccer team receives a full nutritional analyses and bio-mechanical evaluations of each athlete.

Do not proceed if you are planning to train at the Elkhorn Training Camp location. You are not able to sign up for training at the Elkhorn location on our website. You must fill out the ETC registration form and mail it or bring in person to the Elkhorn Training Camp or Xplosive Edge. If you wish to train at the Elkhorn Training Camp location you must make all payments payable to Elkhorn Training Camp. You can register for training at the Elkhorn location by visiting their website at elkhorntrainingcamp.com
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