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Training & Exercise Science

230 Understanding Fascia: How To Unlock New Levels of Athleticism, Flexibility, Recovery, and Aesthetics

By Steffi / June 24, 2021 / Comments Off on 230 Understanding Fascia: How To Unlock New Levels of Athleticism, Flexibility, Recovery, and Aesthetics

Muscle knots/pain, range of motion, recovery speed, pump/blood circulation are kryptonite to an athlete’s performance and rooted in the fascia. Ashley Black’s Fasciology in-house kinesiologist, Olivia Henry, will discuss the fascia’s role in your health and how top athletic programs incorporate myofascial therapy into their recovery programming.

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201 Mat Moves With Maricris – Core & Cardio Crush

By Steffi / April 29, 2021 / Comments Off on 201 Mat Moves With Maricris – Core & Cardio Crush

Find the perfect push to get that heart pumping! Test your muscular endurance and stability with interval training. Experience this high-intensity body-weight workout within just the width of your exercise mat. You don’t need much room to get a quality workout. This is the perfect routine that can be done anywhere and anytime!

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351 I’ve Fallen and I CAN Get Up: Power Training for Seniors

By Steffi / April 24, 2021 / Comments Off on 351 I’ve Fallen and I CAN Get Up: Power Training for Seniors

A faster contraction is a safer contraction, and the main fear of the senior client is falling and not being able to get up. In this talk, Tim will discuss the importance of training the senior client for power. Recognizing the aspects of power loss and its effects on balance, coordination and mental well-being is…

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341 Programming Solutions for Enhanced Spinal Function

By Steffi / April 23, 2021 / Comments Off on 341 Programming Solutions for Enhanced Spinal Function

When you can’t correct, provide mobility and stabilize! Spinal deviations are common in several forms, from kyphosis and lordosis to scoliosis. While fully correcting these dysfunctions is not always feasible, fitness professionals can still encourage strength throughout the spine and improve functional mobility. Learn how to better assess spine movement and design dynamic strength and…

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311 A Systems Approach to Enhancing Mobility and Performance

By Steffi / April 23, 2021 / Comments Off on 311 A Systems Approach to Enhancing Mobility and Performance

The link between mobility and performance is clear; however, guiding our clients down this path can be cloudy because life and injuries conspire against our ability to move freely. This session blends time-honored, tested training methods with new research and science to help you deliver a systematic approach to assessing and improving your client’s or…

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131 Correcting Form with Technology: The Future is Here

By Steffi / April 23, 2021 / Comments Off on 131 Correcting Form with Technology: The Future is Here

Advances in consumer computing power—better laptops and phones—have greatly accelerated camera vision capabilities related to exercise and physical therapy form correction. Easy-to-use solutions that enhance a professional’s ability to provide precise form instruction to clients remotely are now widely available. Join Exer co-founder Clint Gehde and LIFT Session COO David Sciacca as they discuss trends…

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221 Improving Upper-Body Kinetic Chain Function for Shoulder and Neck Pain

By Steffi / April 22, 2021 / Comments Off on 221 Improving Upper-Body Kinetic Chain Function for Shoulder and Neck Pain

What percentage of your clients have aches, pains or diagnosed injuries in the upper extremities? Upper-body dysfunction can have a significant negative impact on client success and well-being. This session will dig into the anatomy and biomechanics of the upper-body kinetic chain to give you a more thorough understanding of why dysfunction may occur. You…

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211 Essential Seven: Bulletproof Your Lower Back—Lower-Back Pain (re)Solved

By Steffi / April 22, 2021 / Comments Off on 211 Essential Seven: Bulletproof Your Lower Back—Lower-Back Pain (re)Solved

Did you know that lower-back pain is the most common cause of disability in America? Over 80% of Americans suffer from lower-back pain during their lifetime. One of the best treatment options is exercise; however, you need to make sure you are doing the correct exercise for each specific condition. Investigate the different spinal conditions…

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171 Exercise Testing for Athletes and Nonathletes

By Steffi / April 22, 2021 / Comments Off on 171 Exercise Testing for Athletes and Nonathletes

Assessment is a key component of any effective training program. In this session, you will explore various fitness tests—using little to no equipment—for strength, endurance, power, agility, aerobic/anaerobic capacity, speed, balance and flexibility. These tests can then be used with athletes to quantify their preseason improvements, or for nonathletes to monitor their progress and propel…

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152 Creating a Boutique Experience: Program Design for Functional Training Classes

By Steffi / April 21, 2021 / Comments Off on 152 Creating a Boutique Experience: Program Design for Functional Training Classes

Join these industry veterans for a session that gives you the true nuts and bolts of how to program for functional training classes. Experience innovative functional training and then learn how to bring that to life in your own classes. Create a boutique experience in any facility by designing programming that creates community and camaraderie.…

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151 HIIT Beyond Your Max

By Steffi / April 21, 2021 / Comments Off on 151 HIIT Beyond Your Max

The emerging research examining high-intensity interval training indicates numerous benefits for cardiovascular health, fat loss, insulin resistance, and cardioprotection. There are also some controversies on mitochondrial adaptation and a weakened immune system from HIIT. Len will break down the research and provide the best evidence-based solutions for fitness professionals. Plus, all attendees will leave with…

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321 Strength Training During and After Pregnancy: What Coaches and Trainers Must Know To Keep Clients Safe

By Steffi / April 21, 2021 / Comments Off on 321 Strength Training During and After Pregnancy: What Coaches and Trainers Must Know To Keep Clients Safe

Eighty-five percent of women in the U.S. will have a baby at some point in their life, and there are unique anatomical and physiological changes health and fitness professionals must understand to keep their clients safe and healthy. As a coach, if you’re not well versed in topics like urinary incontinence, diastasis recti, and pelvic…

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251 Essentials in Corrective Core Training for Injury Prevention and Special Populations

By Steffi / April 21, 2021 / Comments Off on 251 Essentials in Corrective Core Training for Injury Prevention and Special Populations

Popular “core” exercises like crunches and inadequate core training can lead to dysfunction and/or pain. Discover the essential tools to strengthen the core to prevent injuries, plus strategies for developing core training programs for specific populations. We’ll also break down a variety of core exercises and look at the effect they have on biomechanics. You…

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241 Developing Perfect Bone-Building Exercises

By Steffi / April 21, 2021 / Comments Off on 241 Developing Perfect Bone-Building Exercises

This session will help you to create a bone-building exercise program for your clients with osteopenia or osteoporosis using the components of strain magnitude, strain rate, strain distribution and strain cycles. You will learn to analyze exercises for bone-building qualities as well as identify exercises that are contraindicated for these clients.

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121 Assessment and Collaboration: Making Movement Better

By Steffi / April 21, 2021 / Comments Off on 121 Assessment and Collaboration: Making Movement Better

Understanding client needs and abilities is a crucial first step in the client programming process. This interactive session will blend the lenses of coach and therapist to provide deep insight into the assessment and corrective process to help clients move better and achieve their goals. Participants will walk away with a joint-by-joint approach to movement…

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