Expert Panel: Call for Questions – Peak Performance

by | April 21, 2011, 7:00am 0

Training professionals and elite players weigh in on your questions about strength, conditioning and becoming a better athlete.

How it works

  1. Every month we’ll feature a new topic and panel.
  2. Submit your questions in the comments and help pick the best by giving a “thumbs up” to your favorites. Deadline for questions is Saturday April 23rd @ 5pm PST.
  3. The Skyd Expert Panel will answer the top voted questions.

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This week’s topic is:

Tapering for Peak Tournament Performance


This week’s panel:

LINDSAY HACK, Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Lindsay is an outpatient orthopedic physical therapist currently working for Duke University with a focus on osteopathic medicine and techniques.  She is the fifth year coach of UNC-CH, the captain of the 2010 Club Women’s Quarterfinalists, Phoenix, and the President/Founder of the Triangle Youth Ultimate League (  Before discovering Ultimate in 2001, Lindsay ran track and field for Michigan State University while getting her Bachelor’s in Kinesiology.

PHIL JOHNSON, Human Performance Specialist

Phil Johnson is the owner of the Got Strength Gym of Iowa City, IA and the founder of the Speed & Strength for Sports athletic development program.  He has served as a strength and conditioning coach for over 10 years at various levels of the profession.  He has experience working with athletes of all levels and is dedicated to providing the highest quality training and coaching in order to optimally prepare athletes for success in sports.


Melissa dropped out of Chemistry at the University of Illinois in favor of playing more Ultimate and earning a Masters in Kinesiology. She has several years of coaching experience with both college and high school players. In 2010 she began Ultimate Results with the goal of providing better, Ultimate specific fitness and coaching resources to team captains and coaches. Melissa currently plays for Blue Route out of Philadelphia PA. You can read more about Melissa’s personal training regimen at

How do I ensure that I’m not peaking too early? What is a good pre-tournament training plan? Ask away, our expert are waiting.

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