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216 Training from the Ground Up: Improving Lower-Body Kinetic Chain Function for Knee and Hip Pain 

By Steffi / September 27, 2021 / Comments Off on 216 Training from the Ground Up: Improving Lower-Body Kinetic Chain Function for Knee and Hip Pain 

What percentage of your clients have aches, pains or diagnosed injuries? This session will dig into the anatomy and biomechanics of the lower-body kinetic chain and offer insight as to how to apply and progress lower-extremity exercises to decrease hip and knee pain and effectively meet the needs and goals of clients of all fitness…

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490 Rotator Cuff Problems and Training Solutions

By Steffi / September 27, 2021 / Comments Off on 490 Rotator Cuff Problems and Training Solutions

Posture and lifestyle issues create a host of issues including limited shoulder ROM and rotator cuff impingement. Unfortunately, many common strengthening approaches perpetuate rather than help issues. During this session, you’ll discover the single-most common underlying factor contributing to chronic rotator cuff issues. Additionally, you’ll be able to apply the best assessments and corrective exercises…

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481 Holistic Programming and Pre-Hab Training

By Steffi / September 27, 2021 / Comments Off on 481 Holistic Programming and Pre-Hab Training

How many times have you seen clients get injured because they progress to a heavy load without proper preparation? In this session, you’ll learn how to prepare your clients for more challenging loads by strengthening the areas around joints prior to increasing the loads. This holistic approach focuses on joint stability, core strength, movement readiness…

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480 Tight Hip, Twisted Core

By Steffi / September 27, 2021 / Comments Off on 480 Tight Hip, Twisted Core

Are you focusing on the psoas and ignoring the iliacus? The hip flexors connect the upper body to the lower body, and almost everyone has issues here, whether they know it or not. Unlocking the iliacus is the missing piece to support your client’s ability to move more efficiently and effectively. Level up mobility, strength,…

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444 The No-Stretching Guide to Tight Hip Flexors

By Steffi / September 27, 2021 / Comments Off on 444 The No-Stretching Guide to Tight Hip Flexors

Chronic hip tightness, lower-back pain and poor posture are often attributed to “tight” psoas, short hip flexors and weak glutes. However, this concept is largely based upon industry myth rather than reality. During this session, you’ll learn how understanding the anatomy of the psoas and hip flexors is instrumental for your client with tight hips.…

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443 The Forgotten Core: Neck and Shoulders

By Steffi / September 27, 2021 / Comments Off on 443 The Forgotten Core: Neck and Shoulders

Muscle tension and weakness in the primary core (lower trunk/hips) is important. Underappreciated is the role of tension in the secondary core—the neck and shoulders. This results in poor strength, mobility and performance. Neck tension affects your form, and stretching isn’t enough. Learn how to identify and troubleshoot this secondary core and watch your clients’…

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441 Balanced Body® Reframing Stability: Working from the Inside Out

By Steffi / September 27, 2021 / Comments Off on 441 Balanced Body® Reframing Stability: Working from the Inside Out

All too often workouts are about the muscles we can see—our “mirror muscles.” But there are deeper muscles that are far more important to your success in the gym. Weak stabilizing muscles often lead to injury and dysfunction, negatively impacting your client’s ability to see success. This session will show you how to build programs…

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417 Advanced Strategies for Exercise Recovery

By Steffi / September 26, 2021 / Comments Off on 417 Advanced Strategies for Exercise Recovery

When it comes to making gains in optimal performance, rest is just as important as exercise. Join us as we discuss the importance of and current science related to recovery from exercise and the demands of everyday life. Topics will include the science behind recovery tools and methods such as sleep, massage, nutrition, supplementation, and…

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416 10 Advanced Training Techniques and Methods to Increase Muscle Size

By Steffi / September 26, 2021 / Comments Off on 416 10 Advanced Training Techniques and Methods to Increase Muscle Size

How many sets is ideal to build muscle? Is it necessary to train to failure? What is the best repetition tempo? In this two-part class, you’ll learn the answers to these questions, as well as how to apply cutting-edge hypertrophy research to maximize muscle mass gains for your clients. For those looking to spice up…

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415 Applying Corrective Strategies to Prevent Injury and Reduce Pain

By Steffi / September 26, 2021 / Comments Off on 415 Applying Corrective Strategies to Prevent Injury and Reduce Pain

Physical inactivity is a leading contributor to many health-related problems. Too often, the solution is to become more active, but many people don’t know where to start or what to do, and they simply start exercising. The data suggests, however, that many times this sudden increase in exercise leads to injury and pain, resulting in…

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414 Breath: The Secret to Posture and Performance

By Steffi / September 26, 2021 / Comments Off on 414 Breath: The Secret to Posture and Performance

Clients often present with chronic tightness, discomfort and the inability to perform at the level they want. Suboptimal breathing—and strengthening programs that ignore breath—may be to blame. During this session, you’ll discover how breath directly impacts posture, ROM and stability. Additionally, we’ll explore real-world strategies for seamlessly integrating breathing techniques into your client’s warmups, strength…

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411 Balanced Body® Injury Prevention: Creating Resiliency through Movement

By Steffi / September 26, 2021 / Comments Off on 411 Balanced Body® Injury Prevention: Creating Resiliency through Movement

What do we want from our body? To be strong, fit and—most importantly—injury-free. If you’re injured, you can’t train to your maximum ability. That’s why we need to help our clients develop resilient bodies with the ability to spring back after being stressed. We’ll delve into creating a more resilient body through proper movement, exercise…

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390 The Neuroscience of Change: How the Brain Prevents You From Outperforming Your Identity

By Steffi / September 26, 2021 / Comments Off on 390 The Neuroscience of Change: How the Brain Prevents You From Outperforming Your Identity

Despite their best efforts—and our influence—clients’ attempts to adopt new behaviors that support their goals often fall short. Is it a lack of willpower, or perhaps they don’t “want it enough?” The reality is that it all starts in the brain. In this innovative seminar, you’ll discover the ways the brain is designed to keep…

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386 Metabolism Myths & Facts

By Steffi / September 26, 2021 / Comments Off on 386 Metabolism Myths & Facts

There is so much posted on social media about ways to boost metabolism that it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. In this session, we’ll discuss the myths surrounding metabolism and provide scientifically supported facts that allow you to educate your client on safe and effective weight loss practices.

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384 The Neuromyofascial Channel – Beyond the Core

By Steffi / September 26, 2021 / Comments Off on 384 The Neuromyofascial Channel – Beyond the Core

Beyond the muscles we consider our core, there is an inherent, dual, neuromyofascial core system that functions to stabilize, support and protect our spine and organs so we move with efficiency and specificity. This lecture breaks down the system into simplified models to explain how to approach neck and lower-back pain and improve performance while…

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381 Motion is Lotion: Enhancing Movement Quality

By Steffi / September 26, 2021 / Comments Off on 381 Motion is Lotion: Enhancing Movement Quality

Movement quality precedes all else. The primary goal is to restore effective and efficient movement to prepare the body for the demands of training, practicing and competing. In this session, you’ll learn the authentic systems and principles that drive global human function. Then, discover how to implement various techniques to enhance movement quality for global…

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368 Time Under Tension and Metabolic Stress: How Slow Should You Go?

By Steffi / September 26, 2021 / Comments Off on 368 Time Under Tension and Metabolic Stress: How Slow Should You Go?

Time under tension is an important consideration for any resistance training program. This dynamic session will go deep on time under tension, repetition tempo and metabolic stress and explore how they relate to traditional resistance training adaptations (e.g., endurance, hypertrophy and strength). In the second half of the presentation, you’ll learn several evidence-based practical applications…

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366 Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss: Clinical Applications and Effect on Athletic Performance

By Steffi / September 26, 2021 / Comments Off on 366 Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss: Clinical Applications and Effect on Athletic Performance

Understanding the difference in weight loss and fat loss programming—and knowing what your clients need—is important in delivering high-level training experiences. First, you’ll learn the benefits and potential negative effects of each. Then, this session will provide insight into how to assess client needs, goals and abilities and develop appropriate and effective programs for both…

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364 Experience Percussive Therapy: Programming Strategies

By Steffi / September 26, 2021 / Comments Off on 364 Experience Percussive Therapy: Programming Strategies

In this practical application session, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and abilities to incorporate percussive therapy into client scenarios. We connect the dots—from the science to the specific need to the proper approach. You’ll walk away with effective techniques that you can integrate into your programming for optimal client performance.

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361 Balanced Body® Moving Fascia

By Steffi / September 26, 2021 / Comments Off on 361 Balanced Body® Moving Fascia

Fascia science has evolved rapidly over the last several years. Review the latest insights into how fascia influences movement and learn exercises and strategies for bringing fascia to life for your clients. In this workshop, we’ll focus on understanding the structure and function of fascia as it relates to gliding, elastic recoil and movement continuity.…

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