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Weight loss interventions are often said to have a failure rate of 85-95%. This is in part a byproduct of poor implementation from a behavioural standpoint. The research on nutrition science is rather straight forward. However, getting an individual to adhere to the particular parameters of the nutrition intervention is far more complex. This course will address the variables that drive behavior to increase client buy-in and adherence. By understanding cue reactivity, habituation, reward signaling, diet history, psychological disorders, environmental influences and more we can develop an individualized approach for each client. Thus leading to better results. Click here for full course details.
Adaptation is the process that breeds client results/outcomes in health and performance. This adaptation doesn't occur without prioritizing recovery through optimal sleep. However our industry doesn't prioritize sleep in the context of practical coaching. This course will introduce you to the systems & principles to do just that to drastically improve the results you get with clients. Click here for full course details.
Pain doesn't have to limit you or your clients from training hard, but knowing what, why, and how to train around it can be complicated. In this course we will review how we can alter the various components of the biopsychosocial model of pain to help you or your clients crush workouts without being focused on pain. Click here for full course details.
Periodization is sometimes described as a "top down" approach where you plan not only the current week, but the next month, or even the whole year in advance, while autoregulation is sometimes described as intuitive training that constantly changes based on how you feel. Neither of definition is accurate; in fact, autoregulation should be seen as a set of methods to help you follow the intent of a periodized plan. In this presentation you'll learn how facilitate this union. Click here for full course details.
Before you can put pen to paper to create an idealized plan you first need to know what exercises do. Many coaches and individuals have an opinion based on the experience they have but few have real evidence to support the application of the exercises they choose. The Kabuki Strength exercise classification system was created to establish a common language for what exercises do. The hierarchy of exercise classification lecture will teach you about force vectors and why we should start the examination of exercises with force first. Click here for full course details.
While the notion of health care and fitness experts working together seems very conventional and obligatory, it is rarely a relationship that maximally benefits the client or patient. This topic is rarely discussed with the systematic nature and precision that the Training = Rehab message embodies. This model can link together many different methods with a universal form of evaluation and role delineation. Click here for full course details.
In this session, Sue will discuss the various stages of returning an athlete from injury to sport. Everything from identifying the pain generator to power production will be discussed in a systematic way for quick implementation into your current practice model. Click here for full course details.
In this presentation, I'll share evidence-based, practical information about strength training during and after pregnancy. I'll identify and clarify common myths, discuss relative and absolutel contraindications of strength training during pregnancy, explain how strength training should change throughout each trimester, and share our 3-phase process for helping women recover and return to strength training safely post-pregnancy. Click here for full course details.
Pain and injury are complex, but that doesn't mean we cannot manage them with fundamental training principles. This presentation will provide you with a useful framework to help maximize the quality of your training, in the midst of those minor setbacks that we all experience in the gym. Whether you're an athlete, coach, or clinician, you will immediately be able to use this information to better your practice. Click here for full course details.
An overview of how elite athletes manage pain and discomfort during training and competition, and how these techniques and adaptations can improve both sport performance and quality of life. With input from specialists in pain management, this presentation will cover pain processing, associative and dissociative management techniques, and physical adaptations to training and stress that all have implications in treating chronic pain, and making your athletes faster, stronger, and more durable. Click here for full course details.
This course will help you understand how to diagnosis and treat common knee injuries sustained by strength athletes. Common injuries that will be covered will include patellar & quad tendinopathy, patellofemoral pain syndrome and IT Band syndrome. Click here for full course details.
In-depth analysis of how to assess, strengthen, and mobilize the shoulder complex for optimal performance and longevity. We will be discussing things such as: how to screen for overhead mobility, the role of scapular mechanics, and rotator cuff stability, causes of common shoulder pathologies, use of corrective exercises to enhance overhead position and strength. Click here for full course details.
Athletes and coaches can have the best laid plans in the world to become or make the best progress, and ensure victory for whatever goal they are headed towards. However, humans are emotional creatures that can only apply logic to themselves to a limited degree. That degree is variable for the individual, but this course will examine how, why, and when a coach or athlete must consider the emotional response to training, and how important it actually is to ensure continuous progress and furthermore enjoyment of the training process. With burnout rates being high in youth sports, and in the little world of powerlifting it is imperative we devise strategies to manage the emotional stress that comes along with performing at the high level, both for the individuals doing that competition and for the individuals handling their training. Click here for full course details.
Person-centered programming is about giving a positive experience with hope centered around 4 principles - reassurance, reactivation, resilence & risk management. The keystone for both sustainable athleticism & healthy longevity - the hardest thing you do well - will be discussed. Click here for full course details.
An overview of the interactions between dietary pattern, the gut microbiota, and exercise performance highlighting the moderating effects of diet on exercise-related changes to the microbial community. Practical applications will be provided based on the apparent importance of adequate dietary fiber and macronutrient balance to support exercise-associated enhancements in microbial diversity and the production of beneficial postbiotics. Click here for full course details.
This course will provide a breakdown of 2 of the most common movement patterns that affect knee tracking during the squat. Brad Cox will demonstrate how to quickly assess these rotational forces, and then show how to correct these issues using Active Mobilization and Tensioning techniques. This course will give you actionable exercises you can implement into your routine! Click here for full course details.
The concept of "powerbuilding", or the quest for size AND strength, is a topic that receives a lot of criticism due to what many view as a compromise between both goals. How much/when is this argument justified, and what considerations are often overlooked when aiming to create a successful strategy? Click here for full course details.
In this presentation Tony will showcase why we should lean into the idea of asymmetry and that it's not necessarily something that must be "fixed." Every client & athlete is structured a bit differently and will require an individualized setup with regards to their squat and deadlift. Likewise, how each person executes those lifts will be influenced by their anatomy. Click here for full course details.
Drawing on their experience with athletes from a variety of disciplines, Ben and Taylor will discuss the benefits of training for hypertrophy and understanding the fundamentals of movement in different contexts. This course will include examples from Ben and Taylor's own training, as well as examples on how these principles might be applied to other types of programming. Click here for full course details.
Shoulder pain, low back pain and neck pain are common maladies that affect powerlifters. The most common structural injuries in these areas have a common functional link. Find the functional link and you can avoid many structural injuries that often take a lifter out of training. Click here for full course details.
Corrective care strategies ultimately fail to produce real lasting change when they do not challenge the athlete in a translatable way that exceeds their lifestyle demands. This course demonstrates how programming both energy systems and the basic objectives of accessory lifts can be employed to exploit weaknesses and overcome injury. Click here for full course details.
Effort, force and heaviness are senses that the weightlifter, athlete and rehabber is definitely familiar with. Unfortunately, they are often ignored as part of the proprioceptive senses. As every day and performance activities rely on these senses to be able to respond to challenges around us, we need to know more about them, so we can manipulate them to the benefit of our clients. Click here for full course details.
The somatosensory system, one of three sub-systems that make up our postural control system, can be separated into external feel (touch) and internal feel (proprioception and kinesthesia). Stress compromises our proprioception and kinesthesia and undermines our posture-motor control systems. This course introduces 3 different options for resetting proprioception including one that you can begin using immediately on your patients, clients, athletes, and yourself. Click here for full course details.
This course will cover a brief history of pain science, taken through the lens of neuroanatomy and physiology to help better explain the origin of pain and how it relates to injury and recovery specific programming protocols that aim to restore a sense of wellbeing and fitness based performance. Click here for full course details.
Mobility training is an area full of misinformation, unspecific recommendations, and scientific inaccuracies as to what it actually does and how to do it. What does the body of evidence actually say with respect to the best methods for producing larger ranges of motion? Also, how do you approach structural limits, neural resistance, or motor pattern deficiencies with respect to different modalities? This session will overview the existing evidence regarding mobility training, and lay out a framework of what approaches work best in different situations, and how to know which to use for the best results possible. Click here for full course details.
Clients come to us for help with making change. Whether that change is becoming fitter, leaner, stronger, faster or pain-free, all change requires psychological skills and strengths. In this lecture and Q&A, we will review and discuss how to best facilitate change for your clients and help them sustain those changes over time. Click here for full course details.
While many people link breath awareness to calming the mind and slowing down the body, it's utility as a physical performance enhancer is misunderstood at best and completely neglected at worst. The main focal points of this presentation center around how breath control optimizes energy output to improve work capacity and effective strategies to use breathing to enhance recovery for faster adaptation to training exposures. Attendees can expect to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms to improve aerobic efficiency and competitive conditioning so they can push harder, for longer! Click here for full course details.
Success in restoring athleticism for the back pained athlete requires a thorough assessment to understand the cause, followed by a systematic and appropriate plan. I wish it were simple but it is not. Examples from many athletes are used to illustrate the process which is different for everyone, including pitfalls and unusual successes. Click here for full course details.
This talk will help you learn to make achievable goals and develop the awareness and self-monitoring tools needed to modify your behavior. You will learn how to assess various aspects of behavior in order to target changes and be given many tools for this process. Aligning your habits with your goals makes success easier and more likely! Click here for full course details.