Cody Plofker is the Co-Founder of Adapt Performance and Rehab in Lawrence Township, New Jersey. Cody has earned a stellar reputation for preparing collegiate football players ready for their combine or pro day. He is an expert in the field of speed and agility training and power development and an expert in blending PRI principles with modern athletic performance methods. Plofker has worked with dozens of NFL and collegiate athletes who aspire to improve their performance on the field and make an impact at the next level.
Cody graduated from Montclair State University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He has also done extensive coursework with the Postural Restoration Institute, Functional Movement Systems, and Functional Range Conditioning. Cody is certified as FMS L2 and FRCms. He prides himself on being knowledgeable in many different aspects of strength and conditioning, ranging from orthopedic and movement assessments, velocity-based training, and linear and multidirectional speed mechanics to strength and power and energy systems training.
Plofker gives us a look into how he developed and implements his assessment methods, blending aspects of PRI and SFMA. He discusses how to attack common athlete issues such as lack of ankle mobility, internal rotation deficits, extension pattern problems, and optimizing hip extension. He also goes in-depth into squatting progressions and patterns.
In this podcast, Cody Plofker and Joel discuss:
- His path to the development of his current assessment methods.
- SFMA and PRI principles and how he utilizes them.
- Lack of hip internal rotation in athletes and corrective methods.
- Assessing a healthy hip extension pattern.
- Where to start when learning athletic movement assessment.
- When and when not to use static stretching.
Podcast total run time is 1:07:50.
Cody can be found on SimpliFaster talking about velocity-based training.
Keywords: PRI, squat, hip mobility, athletic movement assessment