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About Xplosive Edge

Our purpose is to increase performance and decrease injuries, as well as help athletes make wiser choices with nutritional fueling tactics.

Xplosive Edge is a training facility in Omaha, Nebraska that has been helping athletes for over ten years. We help athletes reach their highest potential of performance while making safety and well-being a top priority. Our atmosphere is competitive, exciting, and motivational! Our staff is made up of professional certified coaches, sports nutritionists, and other health professionals. We teach proper nutritional fueling tactics, reduce athletes’ chances of sport injuries, and increase performance. We offer a number programs for adults, teens, and children and semi-pro and professional athletes. We work with several sporting organizations in the community. Whether you’re a highschool volleyball player, a professional hockey player, or want to get your body to its highest performance potential, we can help.

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Our Coaches

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 been a strength and conditioning coach at Xplosive Edge since 2004, 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.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SPORTS PERFORMANCE - THE CENTER

Brent Bahl, CSCS, CPT, FNS, USAW

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SPORTS PERFORMANCE - PREMIER VOLLEYBALL

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.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SPORTS PERFORMANCE - ETC

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.

Grant Teckmeyer, B.S., CSCS

Grant Teckmeyer graduated from Southwest Baptist University (SBU) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. While at Southwest Baptist, Grant was a Division II backup quarterback for the Bearcat football team for five years. Grant also had the privilege of being president of the SBU Fellowship of Christian Athletes group during his junior and senior year of college. Throughout his college career, Grant’s passion for year-round performance training grew, and his desire to serve the Lord and young people led him to the field of strength and conditioning.

In the summer of 2010, Grant trained at Xplosive Edge for the first time as a high school athlete. It was during this time Grant learned what scientific programming and strength and conditioning were all about at Xplosive Edge. Seeing how the principles of ground-based training and progressive overload worked first hand as an athlete improved his performance to a level he never thought possible. Now as a coach, Grant desires to help young athletes reach their maximum potential through positive and relational coaching.

During the summer of 2016, Grant completed an internship with the University of Nebraska football strength and conditioning staff to fulfill his degree from SBU. Grant successfully earned his CSCS through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in May of 2017. Grant was given the privilege of joining the Xplosive Edge staff as an assistant strength and conditioning coach in August of 2017.

Madie Schaefer, CSCS

Madie Schaefer graduated from UNO with a Bachelors of Science degree majoring in Exercise Science. Madie has had a unique experience in not only training athletes but working on the rehabilitation side of things as well. In the fall of 2016, Madie completed an athletic training clinical rotation at Bellevue West High School working with their football team and becoming more familiar with rehabilitation and injury prevention strategies. In the spring of 2017, she completed another clinical rotation as an athletic training student with the baseball team at Creighton University where she became more familiar with baseball specific arm care. In the fall of 2017 Madie completed her first strength and conditioning internship in the athletic performance department at Creighton University where she helped train a variety of athletic teams and in the fall of 2018 fall completed another  internship in the athletic performance department at UNO where she primarily coached the track and field team as well as cross country team while also assisting with multiple other teams. Madie earned her strength and conditioning certification (CSCS) from the NSCA in the spring of 2019 while finishing her internship at The Xplosive Edge.

Justin Pastoor, M.S., CSCS, USAW

Justin Pastoor graduated from Dordt College in 2015 with his Bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Performance: Exercise Science and minors in Psychology and Biomedical Studies. While at Dordt he was a four-year thrower for the men’s track and field team while working with multiple teams as a student intern sports performance coach and a student athletic trainer. Before continuing his education, starting in the fall of 2015 he took a year off to intern with Central College in Pella, Iowa where he had the opportunity to coach full time working with nine different teams while sitting in on multiple coaching courses. During this time, he was also an assistant track and field coach working with the throwers and short sprinters for Pella Christian High School.

In the fall of 2016 Justin began his Master’s program with the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where he spent the next year and a half taking multiple graduate level courses in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics while further developing his foundations in coaching and programming and how to apply a science and data driven approach to sports performance. While completing his studies, he had the opportunity to work closely with football, men and women’s track, and spent a semester leading and programing for the men and women’s basketball team in their late off season and preseason.

For the capstone of his program, Justin began as an intern with The Xplosive Edge in January 2018 and in May 2018 graduated with his Master’s Degree in Human Performance: Exercise and Sports Science with an emphasis in Strength and Conditioning. Following his internship, Justin was extended an offer to stay on and join The Xplosive Edge as a sports performance coach and began immediately following graduation. In October of 2018 he successfully passed all requirements from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and acquired his CSCS.

Our Community
of Athletes

“The Xplosive Edge provides a tremendous opportunity for athletes to develop using principles that have been proven to be successful. They have a great facility and the staff has made the effort to remain on the cutting edge with current innovations. When I needed to hire an assistant to help me at the NSCA I turned to the Xplosive Edge because I knew I could trust any of their staff to be up to speed in all areas of physical development.”

-Boyd Epley

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