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Advanced Strength, Stability & Performance Certificate

by Michol Dalcourt, Ingrid Marcum, Nick Clayton, MS, MBA, Daniel Henderson, Tarek Chouja, Doug Katona, MS and Tommy Matthews

Earn up to 9 CECs/CEUs from ACE, ACSM, AFAA, NASM and more!

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Type: Online Curriculum

Item: C700016CECD

Online Curriculum

Includes all course content in digital format

A $370 Value!

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Do your clients want to be stronger and perform at their best? Getting the most out of your clients' bodies relies on myriad systems working together to achieve an outcome. Each system needs to be trained properly to achieve maximal results while avoiding overtraining and injury.

In this certificate program, you will learn how to build a strong base of support through the entire body so your clients can reach their fitness and performance goals, and improve their overall quality of life. Discover proven protocols that achieve high performance, build strength and stability, develop rotational strength and coordination, and progress your clients to reach maximum results.

What You'll Learn:

  • Structured movement and recovery protocols for reaching optimum performance
  • Fundamental movement patterns for strong and stable shoulders and glutes
  • Why mobility is crucial to building strength and stability
  • Techniques to develop rotational strength, stability and coordination using the kettlebell
  • Proper techniques and progression principles, as well as the biomechanics associated with Olympic lifts
  • The benefits of strength training versus HIIT and how to combine them for maximal results
  • Training protocols, recovery methods and fat burning workouts to get results while avoiding overtraining

Advanced Strength, Stability & Performance Certificate Includes:

  • Five video courses and one bonus video (a $370 value!)
  • Up to 9 CECs/CEUs from ACE, ACSM, AFAA, NASM and more!
  • Education taught by IDEA’s experts including Michol Dalcourt, Ingrid Marcum and Nick Clayton, MS

Available Curriculum Credits


Learning Objective

  1. Explain how to prepare the body systematically for the demands of training.
  2. Explain how maximal and sub-maximal metabolic training enhances athletic effects.
  3. Describe how maximal and sub-maximal load training enhances body-wide stability and strength.
  4. Explain how to train for specific strength gains.
  5. Recognize and correct common overactive and underactive movement strategies in the hips and shoulders. 
  6. Explain how mobility and stability work together for optimal movement.
  7. Find the proper access points to successfully re-engage down-regulated glutes, create functional shoulders and reinforce optimal movement patterns. 
  8. Integrate progressions and regressions appropriately based on individual needs.
  9. List the seven foundational movement patterns that create strong and stable shoulders.
  10. Discuss the pros and cons of using weightlifting gear (i.e., knee wraps, belts, lifting shoes).
  11. Recite coaching cues to improve exercise technique.
  12. Implement exercise variations/modifications for common lower-body exercises.
  13. Explain how current kettlebell programming has limitations and what the remedies are to rectify them.
  14. Summarize why anti-flexion, anti-extension and anti-rotation exercises are the most effective means of training the core.
  15. Develop a training program with a variety of kettlebell exercises that cover the three planes of motion.
  16. Describe numerous methods of progressing or regressing kettlebell movements.
  17. Identify and explain the two Olympic Lifts.
  18. Describe how to prioritize and assess athletic readiness for weightlifting.
  19. Explain proper position, execution and coaching keys for the main weightlifting progressions.
  20. Define the three As of coaching weightlifting.
  21. List key skills to develop and refine Olympic lifting.


How to Create High-Performance Outcomes
Optimize Function and Mobility with Strong and Stable Shoulders and Glutes
Your Guide to Stronger Legs and Great Glutes!
Three-Dimensional Kettlebell Training, by Functional Training Institute
Olympic Lifting – The Mechanics and Progressions
BONUS VIDEO: Get Ripped and Don't Die Trying—Strength Training Versus HIIT by Escape Fitness®

About the Author

Michol Dalcourt

Michol Dalcourt IDEA Author/Presenter

Michol Dalcourt is an educator, author, trainer, inventor, and an industry leader in the areas of human movement and performance training. Michol is Director of the Institute of Motion, Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco in Sports Science, and co-founder of PTA Global certification. He is the inventor of ViPR, a fitness tool being rolled out in top clubs and with professional athletic teams. Michol’s innovative techniques have been adopted by many of the top international fitness certification bodies

Ingrid Marcum

Ingrid Marcum IDEA Author/Presenter

Ingrid Marcum is an accomplished multisport athlete with great passion for teaching and coaching. Since 1997, Ingrid has been helping others reach their fitness and athletic goals as an international speaker and educator, strength coach, trainer and movement specialist. Owner of BGB Fitness in Chicago, she teaches many specialty courses, including weightlifting, battling ropes, mobility, stability and body-weight training. Ingrid has also worked with USA Field Hockey, USA Soccer and DI Collegiate athletes. Certifications: NSCA-CSCS

Nick Clayton, MS, MBA

Nick Clayton, MS, MBA IDEA Author/Presenter

Nick Clayton is the Personal Training Program Manager for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He has 16 years of experience as a personal trainer, strength coach, and fitness director. Most notably, he started the sport performance program at TMI Sports Medicine (home to the Texas Rangers), managed the fitness programs at the University of Florida, and owned/operated a small corporate fitness business. Nick earned his MS in Exercise Science and his MBA from the University of Florida and is considered an expert in program design/exercise selection and business development.

Daniel Henderson

Daniel Henderson IDEA Author/Presenter

Dan Henderson is the owner of the ‘Functional Training Institute’ and is a dynamic presenter who delivers courses to fitness professionals worldwide. In addition, Dan owns a prestigious personal training studio in Sydney. He has created accredited courses in many functional training modalities including Kettlebells, Powerbags and Battling Ropes. He is a contributor to several magazines, leads a team of over 20 presenters and has presented at major Fitness Conferences around the world.

Tarek Chouja

Tarek Chouja IDEA Author/Presenter

Tarek Chouja is the co-founder and co-director of Functional Training Institute. He and his partner used their extensive research and training in functional fitness to develop and produce courses on kettlebell training, MMA conditioning, using kettlebells and power bags for rehab training, and CrankIt fitness suspension training. An international presenter for conventions such as FILEX in Australia and IFEX in Indonesia, Taz also owns and operates Primal NRG Fitness, a facility specializing in functional fitness training classes based on AIK concepts.

Doug Katona, MS

Doug Katona, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

World IDEA presenter. Undergraduate USC, Masters degree Concordia University. Director or Global Training and Education for World Gym International and co-founder/Director for Train.168 Institute. I specialize in biomechanics, weightlifting, endurance sports and strength and conditioning. Numerous certifications and memberships through USAW, NSCA and the USATF. I also program for athletes worldwide.

Tommy Matthews

Tommy Matthews IDEA Author/Presenter

Tommy Matthews is the head of education and programming for Escape Fitness®. A personal trainer for more than 12 years, Tommy has enjoyed developing curricula and educating others. In 2005, he launched his own education business, which led the way in product-based education and programming. Now working exclusively with Escape Fitness, Tommy and his team conduct education courses across Europe, the U.S. and Australia. In addition, they provide programming options and online learning.

83 Reviews

4.3 out of 5 Stars

  • by Colleen Palla on Apr 09, 2018

    Very informative. Presented well with great practicality.

  • by Tony Cress on Mar 21, 2018

    I enjoyed the take on the transverse plane.

  • by Debbie Collins on Nov 06, 2017

    Nick's presentation was excellent.

  • by Debbie Collins on Nov 06, 2017

    Nick's presentation was excellent.

  • by Janice Graham-Welsh on Sep 01, 2017

    Excellent presentation, clear concise explanations with great examples.

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Online Curriculum

Includes all course content in digital format

A $370 Value!