Neuro Explosion Inc.
Neuro Explosion began back in 2004 with Jim Snider coaching a few amateur athletes and running small camps. Today, Olympic athletes, professionals, youth and everyone in between work with Neuro Explosion. Neuro is operated today by Jim and Jenna Snider. The foundation of the company lies in performance training - performance of the elite athlete to everyday people looking to improve their lives through strength and health.
We believe that the human being is continuously adapting to stress, both positive and negative. This requires an integrated system of constant awareness and a dynamic balance of nutrition, training, conditioning, and recovery modalities. We are consistently seeking knowledge in these areas and ways to integrate them to ensure the highest level of performance. Many of the roots of our system are based on Eastern Block training methodology.
The sole purpose of our online presence is to contribute our passion to the growing wealth of knowledge in the area of human performance. We welcome feedback from visitors, feel free to use the email form located on the right hand navigation bar throughout this website or comment sections located on the home page.
- Jim & Jenna Snider
Jim Snider, Founder and President
Neuro Explosion was founded by Jim Snider – Strength and Conditioning Coach for Badger Hockey. Jim has spent the past 5 seasons as the Men’s and Women’s Hockey Strength and Conditioning Coach. Jim has coached Olympians, Stanley Cup winners, Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier winners, National Champions, NHL veterans, NHL rookies, and National Level Olympic Weightlifters. Snider spends his off-season preparing athletes of the NHL and AHL for their demanding upcoming seasons.
Jim is a member of several organizations including the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCC), and USA Weightlifting. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, Level II Senior Coach through USA Weightlifting, and also a certified and active referee through USA Weightlifting. Jim is an active speaker for many local and international conferences speaking on a wide variety of topics including: Dryland Training for Hockey, Speed Development and Sports Supplementation.
Jenna Snider, Vice-President, Physical Preparation Specialist
Prior to coaching full time for Neuro Explosion, Jenna was the Kinesiologist for Next Testing in Madison, WI where she conducted on and off-ice performance testing with hockey athletes and coaches from youth associations all the way to the NHL. Prior to Next Testing Jenna managed the Sports Performance Enhancement Consortium (SPEC) Laboratory at East Tennessee State University. Jenna's credentials include a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Master's degree in Exercise Physiology from East Tennessee State University. Jenna is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, High School Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a National Level athlete in Olympic Style Weightlifting. She currently holds the Wisconsin State records in the Snatch, Clean & Jerk, and total for both the 58 and 63KG weight classes.
Mike Boykin, Assistant Physical Preparation Coach
Mike is a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor’s in Exercise and Movement Science. He has worked with a range of athletes from middle school to those at the professional level over the past few years. Prior to joining Neuro Explosion, Mike has interned with various teams at UW-Madison, Quinnipiac University, and Northeastern University. He spent this past summer at Cressey Performance, a private training facility outside of Boston, Massachusetts. He has a particular interest in Track and Field and currently serves as a volunteer assistant coach at UW-Madison. Mike is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA.