NFL Players Train at NAC Parisi Speed School

Parisi Speed School specializes in athlete training of all ages and skill levels, including professional athletes. A number of NFL players utilize Parisi at the NAC during their offseason training because of our highly skilled trainers and unique facilities.

Detailed below are some of the drills and exercises that Trainer Doug Sharp leads each player through. Players featured in the article are:

Quron Pratt, Philadelphia Eagles, WR

Kendall Gaskins, San Francisco 49ers, RB

Harold Spears, Green Bay Packers, TE

Nafeese Nasir, high school top prospect

 

Thursday, July 16, 2015– Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, Quron Pratt joined Gaskins, Spears, and Nasir in Parisi training on Thursday. The work out included drills that focused on acceleration, lower and upper body pull strength, first step quickness and reaction time.

Focusing on lower body pull strength, Gaskins pulls a sled with weight while Nasir balances on the bosu doing ropes. Click here to see!

Ball drops- first step quickness and reaction time. The goal is to catch the ball before the second bounce. Click here to see Gaskins doing this drill.

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For power, Pratt back squats then comes up on his toes.

 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015– This morning in a group session, Gaskins, Spears and Nassir each worked on change of direction with side shuffles, side runs and sprints, followed by upper body strength training. Pictured below are all three athletes preparing to sprint 5 yards to the left utilizing the hockey stop to quickly shift their body weight to sprint back to the right.

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Closest to front, to back: Harold Spears, Kendall Gaskins, Nafeese Nasir.

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Utilizing the hockey stop to quickly shift their body weight to sprint back to the right.

 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015–  Sharp worked with NFL San Francisco 49ers running back, Kendall Gaskins on acceleration and lower body explosive power. Gaskins is pictured here doing a drilled called Speed Skater, then bursting into a 10 yard sprint. Speed Skater focuses on lateral explosiveness in addition to first step quickness by adding the 10 yard sprint.

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Meet the trainer:

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Parisi works with athletes with professional dreams. Schedule your FREE evaluation today. Email parisi@newtownathletic.com!

Fit Tip Friday: 3 Reasons to Have an Active Dynamic Warm-Up

This week we spoke with Sean Hall, Parisi Co-Director, to discuss the importance of a proper warm-up.  #FTF #FitTipFriday

You really want to prime your body for the workout. It is important to get focused, and warm up your muscles that need to be.  A simple jog might not loosen up the muscles you’ll be working. You should be in a full sweat by the time you’re ready to workout.

Here are 3 reasons to have an active dynamic warm up!

1. Optimal Performance
Your body will perform at a higher level when you’re properly warmed up. Everybody wants to run their fastest 40, and it starts with your warm-up!
2. Firing Up Your Central Nervous System
Your mind will be in tune with your body. You can activate your CNS by using plyometrics or other explosive movements.
3. Injury Prevention
Stretching the prime movers for a sprint is critical- nobody likes to pull a hamstring or a tight hip flexor.
For more information or a complimentary personal training session email Seanhall@newtownathletic.com.
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Parisi Speed School named #1 Best Gym in America by The Active Times

Parisi Speed School (Various Locations) has been named the number #1 gym in America by The Active Times! Read below:

“Thanks to its enthusiastic members who are entirely satisfied with all this gym has to offer, Parisi Speed School effortlessly stole the number one spot on our best gyms list this year. The franchise has more than 85 locations in about 30 different states all with the mission of helping its members improve their athletic abilities. “[Parisi has] exceptionally enthusiastic and encouraging instructors,” one survey respondent said, adding that the gym will get results for anyone who puts the time in.”
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—Katie Rosenbrock

See the full article here!

Are YOU familiar with Parisi Speed School at the NAC?
From athletes 7 years old all the way to the Pros, the Parisi Speed School has allowed athletes to do the two things our program strives for: Athletes have improved their athletic performance, but more importantly, they have developed a higher level of self-confidence. If you are looking to get faster, stronger, and build more self-confidence, then the Parisi Speed School is the nation’s number one choice to get you there. Learn more about how you can get started with Parisi Speed School at the NAC here!

It doesn’t stop there. Parisi Speed School at the NAC proudly trains local and national teams of all sports. See Council Rock North Baseball team training in action:

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