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Matthew Blair Davis

Matthew Blair Davis is the Owner of MBD Performance, LLC.  He works directly with figure skaters as an off-ice training specialist at the Carolina Ice Palace in Charleston, South Carolina.  He specializes in functional strength methodology, strategic performance enhancement, youth athlete development, corrective exercise techniques, fascia/recovery methods, and Kinesio taping.  Matthew is also the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL and an off-ice trainer for the Charleston Youth Hockey Association travel teams.

Matthew has been working with figure skaters since 2006.  Between 2007 and 2011 he worked regularly with dozens of figure skaters at the Fairfax Ice Arena in Fairfax, VA and the Cabin John Ice Rink in Rockville, MD, as well as visiting skaters.

Matthew has been directly involved in the fitness industry since 1997.  He has a Bachelors and a Masters degree from Florida State University.  He’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and he’s a Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist for the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  He is also certified as a Sports Performance Coach from USA Weightlifting and he completed the grueling Russian Kettlebell Challenge instructor training program.  He is also a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner through the KTAI, a Certified Exercise Physiologist through ACSM, and a Master-Rated Personal Trainer through IDEA Health and Fitness Association.

For more information about Matthew, check out @mbdperformance on Instagram.  You can contact him directly at mbd@mbdperformance.com

Here’s a short video introduction:

 

Most recent videos at the top…

Strength and Conditioning – Making a Plan, Part 5 (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis continues his presentation on the fundamentals of creating an off-ice training program for skaters. In Part 1, Matthew shared his background and talked at length about strengthening a skater’s core… Continue reading
Strength and Conditioning – Making a Plan, Part 4 (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis continues his presentation on the fundamentals of creating an off-ice training program for skaters. In Part 1, Matthew shared his background and talked at length about strengthening a skater’s core… Continue reading
Strength and Conditioning – Making a Plan, Part 3 (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis continues his presentation on the fundamentals of creating an off-ice training program for skaters. In Part 1, Matthew shared his background and talked at length about strengthening a skater’s core… Continue reading
Strength and Conditioning – Making a Plan, Part 2 (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis continues his presentation on the fundamentals of creating an off-ice training program for skaters. In Part 1, Matthew shared his background and talked at length about strengthening a skater’s core… Continue reading
Strength and Conditioning – Making a Plan, Part 1 (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis begins a presentation on the fundamentals of creating an off-ice training program for skaters. Much of the strength training done by skaters lacks skating-specific training concepts. Matthew has not only… Continue reading
Issues With Returning to the Ice After Pandemic – Part 2 (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis finishes his presentation specifically for iCoachSkating subscribers highlighting issues that skaters and coaches may face after this long period of time off the ice, particularly for those skaters who have… Continue reading
Issues With Returning to the Ice After Pandemic – Part 1 (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis gives a presentation specifically for iCoachSkating subscribers highlighting issues that skaters and coaches may face after this long period of time off the ice, particularly for those skaters who have… Continue reading
Middle Split Mobility and Flexibility Progression (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis shares an at-home off-ice mobility and flexibility workout that everyone can do in their homes during the coronavirus lockdown. He is joined in the video by his daughter who demonstrates… Continue reading
Front Split Mobility and Flexibility Progression (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis shares an at-home off-ice mobility and flexibility workout that everyone can do in their homes during the coronavirus lockdown. He is joined in the video by his daughter who demonstrates… Continue reading
Back Mobility Progression to Learn Bridge Walkover (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis shares an at-home off-ice mobility and flexibility workout that everyone can do in their homes during the coronavirus lockdown. He is joined in the video by his daughter who demonstrates… Continue reading
At Home Off-Ice Mobility Workout – Part 3 (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis shares an at-home off-ice mobility and flexibility workout that everyone can do in their homes during the coronavirus lockdown. He is joined in the video by his daughter who demonstrates… Continue reading
At Home Off-Ice Strength Workout – Part 2 (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis shares an at-home off-ice balance and core workout that everyone can do in their homes during the coronavirus lockdown. He is joined in the video by his daughter who demonstrates… Continue reading
At Home Off-Ice Strength Workout (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis shares an at-home off-ice strength workout that everyone can do in their homes during the coronavirus lockdown. He is joined in the video by his daughter who demonstrates the exercises.… Continue reading
Off-Ice Jump Power – TRX Trainer Suspended Lunge (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis continues his series on off-ice jump power training. (All of Matthew’s videos on this topic can be found on his biography page here.) In this video, Matthew shares a lunge… Continue reading
Off-Ice Jump Power – Dead Stop Snatch Part 2 (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis continues his series on off-ice jump power training. (All of Matthew’s videos on this topic can be found on his biography page here.) This video is a follow up to… Continue reading
Off-Ice Jump Power – Dead Stop Snatch With Kettlebell (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis continues his series on off-ice jump power training. In the first video of the series, he demonstrated a fancy setup for gathering detailed data for monitoring a skater’s progress and… Continue reading
Off-Ice Jump Power Exercise – More (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis continues his series on jump power training. In the first video of the series, he demonstrated a fancy setup for gathering detailed data for monitoring a skater’s progress and providing… Continue reading
Another Off-Ice Jump Power Exercise (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis continues his series on jump power training. In the first video of the series, he demonstrated a fancy setup for gathering detailed data for monitoring a skater’s progress and providing… Continue reading
More Off-Ice Jump Power Training (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis continues his series on jump power training. In the first video of the series, he demonstrated a fancy setup for gathering detailed data for monitoring a skater’s progress and providing… Continue reading
Off-Ice Jump Power Training With Feedback (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis talks about one of the methods he uses to train his skaters for jump power. In the video, Matthew has his skater standing on a jump mat and she is… Continue reading
Off-Ice Core Strength Training – Part 6 (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis continues his discussion of core strength training for figure skaters. In Part 1 of the series, Matthew described how to properly use a TRX Rip Trainer. In Part 2, he… Continue reading
Off-Ice Core Strength Training – Part 5 (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis continues his discussion of core strength training for figure skaters. In Part 1 of the series, Matthew described how to properly use a TRX Rip Trainer. In Part 2, he… Continue reading
Off-Ice Core Strength Training – Part 4 (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis continues his discussion of core strength training for figure skaters. In Part 1 of the series, Matthew described how to properly use a TRX Rip Trainer. In Part 2, he… Continue reading
Off-Ice Core Strength Training – Part 3 (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis continues his discussion of core strength training for figure skaters. In Part 1 of the series, Matthew explains how to properly use a TRX Rip Trainer. In Part 2, he… Continue reading
Off-Ice Core Strength Training – Part 2 (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis continues his discussion of core strength training for figure skaters. In Part 1 of the series, Matthew explains how to properly use a TRX Rip Trainer. In this video, he… Continue reading
Off-Ice Core Strength Training – Part 1 (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis beings a discussion about core training for figure skaters. Matthew explains that he wants to train figure skaters to have a stronger core when their body is vertical, because… Continue reading
Improve Sit Spin Strength – Part 4: Adults vs. Kids (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis continues his discussion on techniques for improving a skater’s strength for the sit spin.  In Part 1, he shared a progression of exercises that develop the necessary basic… Continue reading
Improve Sit Spin Strength – Part 3 (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis continues his discussion on techniques for improving a skater’s strength for the sit spin.  In Part 1, he shared a progression of exercises that develop the necessary basic… Continue reading
Improve Sit Spin Strength – Part 2 (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis continues his discussion on techniques for improving a skater’s strength for the sit spin.  In Part 1, he shared a progression of exercises that develop the necessary basic… Continue reading
Improve Sit Spin Strength – Part 1 (Matthew Blair Davis)
Matthew Blair Davis shares tips and techniques for improving a skater’s strength for the sit spin.  The sit spin requires significant strength in the legs and torso.  A lack of strength is a common limitation for skaters… Continue reading
Off-Ice Training for Figure Skaters (Matthew Blair Davis)
Matthew Blair Davis shares some valuable off-ice workouts for figure skaters.  You can see similar videos focusing on vertical jump improvement here.  The three videos on this page are off-ice workouts for 3 separate skaters.  These… Continue reading
Vertical Jump Tips For Ice Skaters (Matthew Blair Davis)
Matthew Blair Davis shares some valuable off-ice workouts for figure skaters.  These videos are publicly available on YouTube, but we’re publishing them here at iCoachSkating.com because they are important and very few skaters or coaches have seen them.… Continue reading
Off Ice Training Figure Skating Exercises: Supersetting For Strength And Power (Matthew Blair Davis)
Matthew Blair Davis describes the third step in the 3-step process he uses to improve a skater's vertical jump. Continue reading
Off Ice Training Figure Skating Exercises: Powerful Jumping – Decelerated Landing (Matthew Blair Davis)
Matthew Blair Davis describes the second step in the 3-step process he uses to improve a skater's vertical jump. Continue reading
Figure Skating Vertical Jump Exercises (Matthew Blair Davis)
Matthew Blair Davis describes the first step in the 3-step process he uses to improve a skater's vertical jump. After an evaluation, Matthew always focuses on the skater's squat. In this video he explains what makes a perfect squat. Continue reading
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