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Shawn Myszka
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Explosive Edge Athletics
Job Title
Athletic Performance Director
Current Job Description
•Design and implement training programs for all of the elite athletes that train at the facility including athletes from the National Football League, Major League Baseball, Association of Tennis Professionals, and USA Hockey
•Design training programs for top collegiate and high-school athletes training within the facility including several National award winners, numerous collegiate All-Americans, dozens of All-State selections and countless All-Conference performers each year
•Consult for several successful collegiate and high school athletic programs in Minnesota
•Design full nutrition plans for all Explosive Edge clients
•Conduct continuing education for all Explosive Edge Staff Members
Past Job Experience
•CSCS; Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with Distinction through NSCA (2003-present). PES; Performance Enhancement Specialist through NASM (2011). SPS; Speed-Power Specialist through StrengthPro (2008-present). SES; Speed-Explosion Specialist through NASE (2011).
•2008 Minnesota NSCA Training Professional of the Year
•Plyometric Special Interest Group Founder/Chair
•NSCA National-level presentations at the 2012 NSCA Coaches Conference, 2012 NSCA Personal Trainers Conference, 2010 NSCA National Conference, 2009 Personal Trainer's Conference, and 2008 Sport-Specific Training Conference
•NSCA Regional/State-level presentations for Minnesota, California, North Dakota, South Dakota, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio (2006-present)
•Minnesota NSCA Advisory Board Member (2006-present)
•Instructor for StrengthPro’s Speed-Power-Specialist (SPS) certification course
•Nationally-sought after presenter on jump training/analysis, plyometrics, athletic performance and power development
•Published Author on topics regarding athletic performance
California University of Pennsylvania
MS Exercise Science, 2011
Performance Enhancement/Injury Prevention Emphasis

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
BS Health Promotion/Wellness, 2003
Strength Training/Facility Management Emphasis
Job Status
I am seeking a new job

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Lessons about mastering movement from Mr. Miyagi

If you look around on a daily basis, you will find numerous lessons about movement and the proficiency of it in-sport. That is, if we choose to look at things through the right lens.

Honestly, one of my favorite places that I personally find these types of lessons is in motion pictures...especially the classics such as The Karate Kid.

Because of this, I decided to whip together a Special Report with a list of the top lessons that we could all learn from one of the…


Posted on February 9, 2015 at 12:33pm

Movement skill lessons I learned from failing at swimming

Weird title I know...but it's an analogy I often use when NFL players start with me and I must trace their steps back a bit. In fact, it's common for me to regress some of the drills that are incorporated; many of which they have performed countless times before but they have been allowed to execute in ways that I believe have led to numerous compensational patterns & behavioral habits in their movement skills.

Click on the link below to hear an expansion of these…


Posted on February 3, 2015 at 12:57pm

Football Agility: It's not about the strength

I know that my thoughts in the blog post that I wrote here probably won't be the most popular among many S&C Coaches in our field. And, honestly, that's perfectly fine. However, I firmly believe that we must look much more closely at how complex the football agility equation really is & begin to constructively think of ways in which we can impact each of the important factors at-hand in its regard.


To read the full blog, click this link:…


Posted on January 29, 2015 at 5:18pm

Top 10 Things To Improve Your Athlete's Movement

As Strength & Conditioning Professionals we are all in the business of improving sport movement.


Because of that, I compiled a Special Report for my business, Movement Mastery, that I wanted to offer you today. This Report included my Top 10 Things That You You Can Do To Improve Your Athlete's Movement.


You can access the…


Posted on November 12, 2014 at 4:15pm

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At 12:56pm on September 14, 2011, Matt Siniscalchi said…


Thanks for the kind words man, I appreciate it



At 8:57pm on August 25, 2011, Nick Smith said…
Shawn. If Rich is giving you any lip, let me know and I'll put him in line. Make sure he isn't lifting like a little girl over there.
At 10:48pm on February 3, 2011, Nick Smith said…
No Problem. I am interning under Stephan Underwood in the Human Performance Center.
At 1:38pm on January 22, 2011, Jeff Diritto said…

Job well done on the vert FAQ webinar, I love jump training and the information resounded with what I have been able to learn at this early point in my career while still providing new info & ideas.   I've always felt jumping and throwing is extremely athletic by nature and is a very enjoyable way to train in conjuncation with weights and other means

At 7:55pm on December 27, 2010, Aaron Scott said…
do you have to have your NSCA cert to attend the webinar ?
At 10:44am on December 5, 2009, Ryan Englebert said…
Hey Shawn,
Thanks for the add.. It sounds like you have a GREAT thing going up there.. Keep it up..

If you care to check out my website, the link is below..
At 11:07am on September 16, 2009, Robert L. Brown said…
Same on this end. I do want to get you back on for a few shows. I love talking shop.

Thank you for taking time out to do the interview.
At 10:57am on September 16, 2009, Robert L. Brown said…
What up Bro? I just posted a new podcast from yesterday"s interview.

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