Human Movement and Sports Performance

Natural selection leads an athlete towards his natural strengths. Proper training can develop these strengths into increased performance on the playing field. Performance Specialists at ProjectMOVE have the knowledge and experience to help athletes maximize their full potential at every age and skill level.

The human body has an incredible capacity to build and improve. Under the right training system, there seems no limit to it’s capabilities. A proper training program considers the unique demands of the sport and seeks to create a multi-dimensional athlete by exposing him/her to various speed, strength, power, and core movements – particularly those inherent in the athletes sport.

The majority of human movement begins in the core, drives force into the ground, and proceeds to the extremities. In addition to the way the body recruits specific muscle fibers, sport movement also recruits specific energy systems to supply fuel during activity. The energy system used is dependent on the power requirement and duration producing the action. Think it as developing the right fuel, for the right engine, for the right activity. This is why functional movement training is so essential for sport specific training. We understand the importance of programming to improve sports performance, not just for overall fitness.

The youth athlete’s body is constantly growing and changing. Exposing the athlete to a variety of skills, movements, and training environments develop a strong athletic foundation to build a specialization. Neuromuscular adaptation (muscle memory) achieved as a youth athlete is critical to the successful development of sports skills as the athlete matures. Proper coaching, age and sport specific programming, performance nutrition, and an athlete’s passionately driven heart leads to great success on the field of play.

At ProjectMOVE, we are professional coaches capable of creating the right program for every athlete utilizing our education, experience and state-of-the-art training facility. We are recovery and treatment professionals because every athlete pushing their bodies to the extreme needs of performance and hence recovery and repair. Typically only college and professional athletes treat their body with such care. However, we, at ProjectMOVE believe every athlete should have access to the tools and training needed to fuel their talents and passion.

By: Dr. Jim Hoven

Mover of the Month - Ricky Dorris


Mover of the Month

Congratulations Ricky Dorris! Ricky is an Army Veteran that just moved to Colorado from Tennessee. He walked into ProjectMOVE and quickly made it his home. He wants to stay in great shape for running and snowboarding.  Last month he achieved ProjectMOVE Beastmode status by attending 18 classes! We look forward to the future with you Ricky!

PM: Tell me 3 thing about yourself people may not know

Ricky: 1) I’m 25 years old. 2) I lived in Germany for 3 years. 3) I've been to 17 different countries.


PM: What's your great achievement at PM?

Ricky: I have been getting kipping pull-ups down.


PM: What is the greatest impact PM has had on your life?

Ricky: ProjectMOVE has improved my overall strength and flexibility which makes my job as a welder a lot easier.


PM: What are your future goals at PM?

Ricky: To make it through Memorial Day Murph with a halfway decent time and not dying.  


Mover of the Month - Steve Mock


Mover of the Month

Congratulations Steve Mock! Steve shows up, puts the work in and is getting great results. We have loved watching him get stronger and embracing the burpee as his favorite, albeit one of the most challenging movements for him. We look forward to the future with you Steve!

PM: Tell me 3 thing about yourself people may not know

Steve: 1) Between 2014 and 2015 I spent 1500 hours on the tennis court, teaching my daughter how to play tennis. 2) I love to cook for my family every night, some of my specialties include lasagna, wings, tacos, super burritos, and Thai chicken. 3) I signed up for CrossFit because my son Joe wanted to do it and he wanted me to do it with him so that we could bond together.


PM: What's your great achievement at PM?

Steve: Over 75 burpees in less than 10 minutes, tripling my production (Built up to that on GOAT days, started at 25)


PM: What is the greatest impact PM has had on your life?

Steve: My mobility has increased substantially, my muscles feel like they are exploding, and me and Joe talk CrossFit for hours and hours at night and on the weekends.  


PM: What are your future goals at PM?

Steve: I would like to continue to lose body fat and continue to establish CrossFit in my regular routine Monday through Friday, eventually being able to Rx workouts.