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About Jason Ivesdal

Jason Ivesdal is the founder and CEO of Higher Power Training. He started Higher Power Training in 2004 and launched the current facility in 2008. Prior to founding HPT, Jason Ivesdal was the director of training at Flagship Athletic Club where he oversaw 20 trainers. Higher Power Training is a 15,000 square foot facility in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. HPT offers sports performance training, personal training, nutrition coaching, group exercise classes and relaxation services. Jason’s currently trains clients and athletes, coaches nutrition and detox, and is directs day-to-day operations and the training of HPT’s staff of personal trainers. Jason consults with other coaches and trainers on HPT’s Metabolic Detoxification and Accelerated Performance Nutrition program, and shares his knowledge of strength and nutrition, through local lectures and classes. Credentials: B.S Corporate Community Fitness, Minor Nutrition NSCA-CSCS, USAW L1 Sports Performance Coach Contact Info: Jason Ivesdal Jason@higherpowertraining.com www.higherpowertraining.com (952) 942-6320
17 Jul 2018

Ballistic Training: The Best Method to Develop Athletic Power

2018-07-20T09:40:58+00:00 By |

At Higher Power Training, we literally go ballistic over balls. We have a lot of balls at HPT. We have med balls that go from 5 to 100 pounds. We have med balls that bounce, med balls that don’t, med balls on ropes and med balls with handles.  Why so many balls?  Because when you [...]

12 Jun 2018

How Much Protein Should I Eat? An Athlete’s Guide to Calculating Protein Intake

2018-06-19T13:33:41+00:00 By |

Athletes going through our “Accelerated Performance Nutrition (APN)” coaching system and also on our 4-day “strength and mass” protocol can gain up to 1 pound of lean body mass per week. Below are a few examples of client stats.  The first client trained 4 days per week and did 15 weeks of “Accelerated Performance Nutrition”.  [...]

4 May 2018

6 Steps for Weight Room Management: Get in, Get Strong, and Get out

2018-06-05T08:54:20+00:00 By |

Designing group workouts in a facility that caters to personal training, members, and group training takes some careful pre-planning and thought.  The program needs to be structured to maximize work time and minimize rest time.  This also needs to be done in a way to keep equipment available for members and personal training clients, but [...]

10 Dec 2017

Preventing and Testing Knee Pain: The Modified Thomas Test

2018-06-25T11:56:10+00:00 By |

There’s a saying in the sports performance industry “If you’re not assessing, your guessing”.  At Higher Power Training (HPT), when we first start with an athlete, we spend 75 to 90 minutes performing our “Comprehensive Athletic Performance Assessment (CAPA)”.  Within the CAPA we perform muscle balance screens to identify any underlying imbalances that are either [...]

14 Sep 2017

Cone Drills for Improving Agility and Running Form [Video]

2018-06-25T12:01:23+00:00 By |

Top Cone Drills for Field Athletes  At Higher Power Training we place a high emphasis on running fundamentals early in our athletes' time with us. As a result, we love to utilize cone drills to teach them fundamental running based movement skills that take place in ground based athletics.  These include: Running forwards Running backwards [...]

17 Aug 2017

Football Weight Training Program for the Preseason

2018-06-25T12:06:12+00:00 By |

The Trifecta Program- the best football weight training program for preseason athletes I have been fortunate enough to train some of the NFL’s most elite players.  Some of the training we have done has been in preparation for training camp.  Most of our players tend to be lineman or players that weigh 250+.  Unfortunately, most [...]

11 Jul 2017

3 Ways to Improve the 20 Yard Dash in Tall, Young Athletes

2018-06-25T12:07:26+00:00 By |

There are 3 ways to improve the 20 yard dash in young athletes. Tall, young athletes usually suffer from 3 things. Short stride length. Weak gluteal strength. Improper body angle in the first 10 yards. One thing we work with every athlete is trying to get to the first 10 yards in few steps as [...]

7 Jun 2017

Fast and Efficient Travel Workouts for Personal Training Clients

2018-06-25T12:10:54+00:00 By |

One of my favorite sayings is “Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail”.  However, the key to surviving and thriving on a plan is adaptability.  Can your programming for clients be altered to accommodate the given equipment and time available? As stated earlier “Adaptability of the Plan” is the key to surviving and thriving.  Clients may [...]