Who has benefited from Elite Athletic Performance?
Athletes and coaches are constantly seeking methods to maximize performance. It has been my experience that the best methods and techniques come from the trainers who think outside of the box. These trainers are the true pioneers pushing the boundaries of human limits. Yusuf Omar is one of these select few. I have personally experienced and observed the results of his methods, methods that are light years ahead of what is currently considered ground-breaking.
Dr. N. Apostolopoulos PhD
Recovery and Regeneration Specialist
Founder of Stretch Therapy® and microStretching®
“I have done consulting work with Yusuf and have referred him to various consulting contracts in the field of exercise planning for competition in sports… In addition Yusuf has occasionally assisted me in the instruction of my class in the Theory and Methodology of Training at York University. Yusuf has excellent strength and conditioning specialists. They have an excellent grasp of the concepts of periodization – an exercise training tool used by many elite athletes.”
Dr. Tudor Bompa, Ph.D. – Professor at York University specializing in Elite Coaching Methodology.
“Yusuf has consulted with me in the fields of over-training, detraining, monitoring, and regeneration. In addition, I have worked with Yusuf in the development of videos regarding off-ice conditioning for hockey players, and have invited him to guest lecture for me on two occasions in my course on Coaching Selected Topics offered at York University…I know Yusuf to be highly knowledgeable regarding planning and regeneration for high performance athletes…and works well with athletes.”
Dr. Dave Chambers. Ph.D. – Professor at York University specializing in Elite Coaching Methodology.
“Yusuf worked with our national swimmers in the area of strength, flexibility and power training. They also did training sessions with our coaching staff and clinics with our parent body. The learning curve that our staff went through as well as the improvements by our National swimmers was tremendous. Our club is the largest swim club in Ontario and one of the top five performance clubs in Canada. The performance of the athletes had to do not only because of the program that Yusuf put forth, but also in the way it was presented to them. The swimmers always looked forward to their sessions with Yusuf.”
Chuck Meklensek – Former Head Coach & Etobicoke Swimming Marketing Director.
As the head coach for Etobicoke Energy, I was introduced to Yusuf Omar through a parent or one of our players during a time when we are looking to add a specialized conditioning element to our existing girls soccer program.
His academic credentials and hands on experience in high level can performance conditioning are impressive. As a result we decided to bring him on to our team.
Mr. Omar was extremely thorough in implementing a program complete with a comprehensive initial assessment; dietary recommendations; seminar and workouts. He focused his approach to address the specialized needs of our team and our goal of interest increasing overall athleticism.
During the course of this program, Mr. Omar took every opportunity to educate us on the theories of conditioning, met with parents, kept a vigilant eye for a player’s performance and provided us with a unique format of reporting. To date, the girl’s overall conditioning has increased over 20%.
Tony D’Amato, Head Coach Etobicoke Energy Soccer Club OYSL Girls U14
“Yusuf has worked with me as a high performance conditioning & regeneration specialist, and has helped me maintain peak condition as a competitive sprinter. Working with Yusuf, my times have dropped from 10.56 sec to 10.10 in less than 4 weeks, with proper nutrition, regeneration and speed training. He is very capable and knowledgeable specialist in the field of regeneration, strength, speed training.”
Antonio Williams – 100m Sprinter Bahamian National Team
Yusuf has a unique understanding that we weren’t able to find in any therapist or doctor. Also, Yusuf works on fixing problems not just a “Band-Aid” approach.
Rachel G. – 800m competitor, currently competing for USC
My son went to Yusuf Omar in 2011 when he was 15 years old. He had suffered a reoccurring ankle problem, which had been going on for about 6 months. Prior to this he had been to a physiotherapist, a chiropractor and a sports medicine doctor. Their diagnosis altered from a chronic sprained ankle to a broken bone in his foot. One of the specialists stated it would be unlikely he would ever be able to run competitively again which caused major frustration for Ben. A coach at Variety Village where Ben trained recommended he go to Yusuf.
From the moment Ben met with Yusuf we knew Ben was in good hands. Yusuf took the time to understand the real nature of Ben’s injury and worked extensively with him to ensure the injury was treated appropriately. Yusuf explained how Ben’s alignment had been affected and through intensive therapy and support Ben was able to recover 100% from his injury and began to perform and train better than ever. As a result Ben has had a very successful running career to date and is now headed to University of Toronto and will be a member of the elite U of T track team.
We owe so much to Yusuf, for his time, his patience and his expertise. I truly believe without his amazing insight into Ben’s injuries and his understanding of the human body, Ben would not be training and running competitively today. We have recommended Yusuf to many athletes Ben has trained with and the results have always been beyond expectation. Both Ben and I highly recommend Yusuf and believe he has made a lasting impact on Ben’s athletic abilities.
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There is no doubt Yusuf has a gift. He worked with my son after he sustained a concussion in a hockey game. He brought my son to a state of normality, which we thought he would never get back. He genuinely cares about his patient’s well being and consistently asked about his progress. I recommend him to everyone I speak with that has problems of any nature.
A close friend of mine works with Yusuf, and has had great improvements while there and suggested that I contact the System. During the assessment I could see the knowledge base and experience, which is most important for me.
The things that impress me most about Yusuf is his Knowledge base, experience, and him having a very unique approach of identifying and addressing areas of concern or weakness and strengthening those areas rapidly.
My performance improved tremendously after working with Yusuf, my strength, speed, power, endurance and flexibility all improved significantly.
I definitely noticed a reduction is restrictive movement and as a result my injury potential was significantly reduced
Yes, I believe Yusuf can help anyone improve their health and fitness and add to their quality of life by reducing muscle imbalances as well as other issues that lead to physical and mental stress. Since I started with the System Inc. my injury potential has completely minimized, my strength, conditioning, power, speed, endurance and flexibility increased exponentially and as a result my performances have improved significantly.
C. Ramasra – Professional Squash Athlete
I have been working with The System for approximately 4 months. A friend recommended me to The System and at first I was skeptical but after speaking with Yusuf I realized that everything he does aims to better me as an athlete as well as a better person. And even after a few weeks I noticed huge changes in my performance, my flexibility and the strength that I needed to become a better sprinter.
The things that impressed me the most about the system was that Yusuf used techniques that you normally wouldn’t see and in all honesty I didn’t think were going to work but after using magnets and lying down on green balls I noticed an immediate change due to the fact that the Be Calm balls and the magnets aimed to lower the ongoing activation of my nervous system so that my body wasn’t firing 24/7 and in return I was able to put in more work and not have my body breakdown due to the effects of overtraining. Yusuf was very professional and he taught me how to listen to my body so that I don’t push myself to the point where I injure myself… So I have learned to listen to my body and to stop when I need to.
Since I began working with the system I have dropped three seconds in the 400m and I plan to drop another three seconds in a few months so I have not reached my goal yet but I am positive that I will and I owe that to the hard-working commitment by Yusuf put in as well as myself and by following the guidelines and programs that he has vigorously put together for my own benefit I will not be surprised if I reach my ultimate goal of making the Canadian team and representing Canada on an international level.
Overtime after working with the system I’ve noticed that my spring after my foot touches the ground is becoming more powerful so I’m spending less time on the ground which means that most the time I am in the air which equals to faster times and less work and stress loads on my body. I have also noticed a reduction of restrictive movements as well as a lesser risk of injury potential which is a big thing for me since I had big problems with my hamstrings in the past and now that I’ve learned to listen to my body and react to what it’s telling me my injury potential has reduced exponentially.
I would recommend the system to anybody who wants to achieve his or her potential because everything that Yusuf does he does for your benefit. If you work with him he will work with you, which means that if you put in the work and listen to what he’s telling you and follow the guidelines that he has given you he will put in extra work and will go beyond and above to help you achieve your goals. Marcus Jabari 400m Sprinter
Over several years of receiving therapy from many different physio and massage therapists, Yusuf has been the only one able to give me lasting results. Yusuf has been able to address the root cause of my recurring sport injuries in order to allow me to train better and more effectively.
My name is Troy Dos Santos and I’m a former professional track and field athlete at the National and International level. I have been working with The System for about 10 months to improve my condition (I was diagnosed with Concussion Syndrome) and eliminate my injuries with hopes of competing again at a high level.
I work as an Elite Performance Enhancement Specialist in which I coach and teach athletes about the fundamentals of speed training. I am still currently ranked among Canada’s top 20 for 50 meters, 60 meters, and 100 meters over the past decade and my best performance for 100 meters is 10.26 seconds. I’m also the Canada Games 100 meter and 4×100 meter record holder since 1997.
A friend of mine, who was once one of the nation’s top squash players, referred me to Yusuf. Seeing his physical condition improve over a short period of time really interested me into working with The System to help me resolve these issues, which I have lived with for over a decade. I was impressed with the attention to detail approach throughout the assessment and the knowledge received during the session to help educate me on how to prevent future injuries.
My condition has improved significantly working with The System. The symptoms from Concussion Syndrome have reduced a lot, which in turn has allowed me to train again at a level required for me to achieve my personal goals. The fundamentals taught to me by Yusuf, have made me understand the necessary steps and precautions to be taken in order to decrease my injury potential. I am much stronger, my range of motion has improved, and I’m able to train without fear of residual issues arising after an intense training session.
I would recommend Yusuf to all athletes because these fundamentals are not readily available or taught by known coaches or therapists within the field. These techniques I feel are an asset to any athlete wishing to achieve a very high level of performance within their respective discipline. It’s one thing to perform at a high level but another to actually perform these athletic abilities consistently without fear of injury or reprisal.
Troy Dos Santos – Former Canadian National Team Member Sprints & Elite Performance Enhancement Specialist
On December of 1999, I had the rare privilege of integrating as a professional soccer coach the Ben Johnson International Team a group of professionals that also included Mike Hollis a nutritionist, Yusuf Omar Regeneration/ Planning & Conditioning Specialist.
Our mission was to provide services to North African National Soccer Team with a comprehensive program, in terms of coaching, recovery & regeneration and nutrition to perform at the highest level. It was then that I got to know Yusuf Omar well, both at the personal and professional level and as time went by, it was easy to identify that Yusuf, is equally blessed on both aspects
Personally, he is extremely caring and passionate about any fellow human being and professionally, an endless researcher of new methods and understanding of how the mind and body works making him in my opinion second to none, of all the people on his field of expertise that I had the opportunity to meet and deal with throughout the World, in terms of training, recovery & regeneration and physiotherapy. Yusef’s approach to treat the root of the problem in detail, instead of the symptoms, sets him far apart from most of the conventional practitioners.
I’ve witnessed many times while working abroad with Yusuf, how much his professional peers from different countries such as Italy, Germany and Spain had praise and the highest regards for his talent and knowledge.
Unfortunately for me, I was diagnosed with a sciatica pinched nerve that for 4 months prevented me from performing my simple daily routines and movements such as sitting or laying down to rest or to sleep, driving the car etc. not to mention the incapability of performing my soccer duties as a professional coach. The agonizing pain and total discomfort, it was at times unbearable and causing a profound negative emotional effect on my life as it persisted. Thanks to Yusuf and his treatment methodology I’m now fully recovered. Yusef, words cannot describe how grateful I am for everything you’ve done for me, your expertise and professionalism is of the highest caliber, your kindness and friendship is endless and priceless.
Armando Costa – Licenced FIFA Coach
He’s a genius! I’ve known Yusuf since I was 14yrs old. As a young aspiring cyclist, he took me under his wing a taught me what real training is all about. His views on training and recovery are unparalleled and I started producing results very quickly winning races in my age category.
In 2012 I went snowboarding in Vail Colorado. A few nasty spills later, I had a concussion and an injured shoulder/rotator cuff. Most likely a nerve impingement. I didn’t even bother going to the doctor. I walked into his office a mess, but walked out 3hrs later ‘floating’. I had regained full mobility in my shoulder and drastically minimized the ‘fogginess’ associated with concussions. I was in awe!
In 2000, I severely sprained my left ankle. Torn ligaments, swollen, black and blue. With his treatment protocol’s, I was walking within 3 days and had fully recovered and resumed training within 3 weeks. This would normally be a one-two month process anywhere else. 3 weeks! Very impressive! These are just a few notable stories of many that I have. I would highly recommend his services if you are looking to:
1. Achieve peak physical fitness for competition in any sport
2. Recover from long standing injuries that has EVERYONE else baffled.
This guy is the real deal!
Adrian Gorizzan former competitive National Junior Level Road & Track Cyclist
My training partner Troy Dos Santos highly recommended Yusuf.
What I find unique about Yusuf’s program is he has specific sport over sight that he can administer into the rehab and re-conditioning training. He also has vast level of knowledge that has helped me become more aware of how to train more effectively helping improve my overall performance.
It took me about 4 weeks of the training before a saw the results. The execution of my runs became more efficient
Any person looking to improve their performance will benefit from working with Yusuf. His Knowledge and ability to break athletes down is a gift that you can’t learn. Any athlete working with Yusuf will be at a advantage over there competitors (i.e. service, obtained better performance, professionalism, higher standard of business practice, able to deliver performance in a very short period of time with “outside the box” conditioning & regenerative methods)
Mike Whitely – Long Jumper (best performance 7.60m)