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833 The Science and Application for Building Relevant Assessments

By Michael Hilding / March 10, 2022 / Comments Off on 833 The Science and Application for Building Relevant Assessments

The goal of a science-driven assessment is to provide motivational information for your client, and help you create more impactful programs. In this session, we’ll review and evaluate assessments that range from the quick and vital PAR-Q to thorough holistic assessments. You’ll discover how to build unique, science-driven assessments that you can implement with your…

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804 Glutes: Controversy and Corrective Exercise

By Michael Hilding / March 10, 2022 / Comments Off on 804 Glutes: Controversy and Corrective Exercise

You’ve heard it before: Everyone has weak glutes and short hip flexors. However, this concept is largely based upon industry myth rather than reality. During this session, you’ll discover the most common reason clients present with low-back, hip, and knee issues. You’ll discover how common industry strategies for strengthening the glutes are actually contributing to…

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716 Programming for Enhanced Function with Kyphosis

By Michael Hilding / March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on 716 Programming for Enhanced Function with Kyphosis

Kyphosis is a common spinal deviation we see in diverse age groups. Although full correction of kyphosis may not be always feasible, fitness professionals can still encourage strength throughout the spine and improve thoracic spine functional mobility. Learn how to better assess spine movement and design dynamic strength and mobility programs to optimize function.

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715 Breath: The Secret to Posture and Performance

By Michael Hilding / March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on 715 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, range of motion, and stability. Additionally, you’ll discover real-world strategies for seamlessly integrating breathing techniques into your client’s…

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713 Advancing a Client From Corrective Exercise

By Michael Hilding / March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on 713 Advancing a Client From Corrective Exercise

Corrective exercise can be an important part of the client success continuum. Having a grasp of the scientific principles that support corrective exercise and how to advance it is vital to your business and your clients. This session will offer the most up-to-date corrective exercise science, the best approaches for your client, and methods on…

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712 Assessment and Collaboration: Making Movement Better

By Michael Hilding / March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on 712 Assessment and Collaboration: Making Movement Better

Understanding client needs and abilities is a crucial first step in the 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 and…

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655 Connecting the Breath to Movement Patterns

By Michael Hilding / March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on 655 Connecting the Breath to Movement Patterns

Chronic tension and accumulated stress in the diaphragm can cause a loss of sensory awareness, leading to shoulder and pelvic instability. Explore the neurological core mechanisms and reflexes that inhibit movements of our diaphragm that are rarely considered or even recognized as the cause of both shoulder and pelvic pain. In this lecture, we’ll explore…

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650 Balanced Body® Fascia and Functional Stretching

By Michael Hilding / March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on 650 Balanced Body® Fascia and Functional Stretching

Specifically designed for exercise professionals, this workshop gives you insight into the practical application of the evolving science of fascia and how it relates to training. Following the main fascial kinetic lines in the body, learn specific myofascial release and dynamic stretching techniques to enhance mobility and ultimately performance. Walk away with a functional approach…

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645 The Anatomy of Your Abs and Core

By Michael Hilding / March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on 645 The Anatomy of Your Abs and Core

The core is one of the most popular regions of the body in fitness programming, and hundreds of exercises are available to strengthen the abdominal muscles. Navigating your way around each individual muscle will enhance your body awareness and expertise regarding this vital area. Identify and gain a better understanding of the core and abdominal…

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618 Experience Percussive Therapy: Programming Strategies

618 Experience Percussive Therapy: Programming Strategies

By Michael Hilding / March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on 618 Experience Percussive Therapy: Programming Strategies

In this practical application session, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to incorporate percussive therapy into client programs, and understand how it applies to flexibility and mobility drills. We’ll connect the dots from the science of percussive therapy to specific client needs to appropriate approaches to integrate into your sessions.

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605 Stability vs Mobility: Which Comes First

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 605 Stability vs Mobility: Which Comes First

Mobility without stability equals hypermobility. Stability without mobility equals rigidity. So, how do we create a happy balance between the two, and where do we start? In this session, you’ll learn the various joints and muscles that are involved in achieving both stability and mobility, acquire simple assessment tools to determine which area to emphasize,…

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604 Ultimate Calorie Burning Makeover

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 604 Ultimate Calorie Burning Makeover

This engaging lecture will explain the components of metabolism and calorie-burning, factors that affect resting metabolic rate, and the latest biomedical research understandings on exercise metabolism and energy expenditure. In addition, all participants will learn 10 documented ways to physiologically boost metabolism, and eight fabulous calorie-burning workouts.

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601 Move Away From Back Pain

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 601 Move Away From Back Pain

Low-back pain accounts for more than $90 billion in health-related expenses in the United States. Learn how lifestyle and activities of daily living impact the feet, hips, thoracic spine, and low-back biomechanics. You’ll develop functional strategies to improve problems such as sacroiliac dysfunction, low-back pain, spinal fusion, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and the chain reaction that…

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528 Chronic Back Pain: Training the Hips and Feet for Improved Results

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 528 Chronic Back Pain: Training the Hips and Feet for Improved Results

Chronic back pain sidelines tens of millions of people around the world. Disc injury is rarely the cause, and medical interventions are rarely the whole answer. Increased activity is the first recommendation. In this session, you will learn the impact of the kinetic chain on low-back function, and how to select appropriate exercises for the…

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515 Assisted Stretching Fundamentals

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 515 Assisted Stretching Fundamentals

Research continues to show that stretching adds benefits when added to a training regimen. Given that recovery goals continue to factor into client interests, having the means to ensure you can fulfill their requests is important. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to propel performance through stretching fundamentals. You’ll also have the opportunity…

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447 Metabolism Myths & Facts

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 447 Metabolism Myths & Facts

So much information is posted on social media about ways to boost metabolism that separating fact from fiction can be difficult. 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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444 Anatomy in Three Dimensions: The Hip

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 444 Anatomy in Three Dimensions: The Hip

Use the Anatomy in Three Dimensions™ system to deepen your understanding of the hip and thigh muscles and how they work to create stability, mobility, strength, and power in the lower body. Together, we’ll review the bony landmarks of the pelvis, hip joint, and femur, and build all the muscles in the area with the…

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441 Shouldering the Load: From the Ground Up

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 441 Shouldering the Load: From the Ground Up

Understanding the interaction between the lower-extremity and upper-extremity areas of the body is key to developing a true, functional shoulder-training program. Too often in training, the shoulder joint is isolated from the rest of the body, which negatively impacts its ability to function properly. This session will provide a deeper understanding of the integration of…

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405 From Top Down: How the Eyes, Ears & Neck Influence Movement

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 405 From Top Down: How the Eyes, Ears & Neck Influence Movement

The influences of input from eye, ear, and neck muscles are rarely considered when assessing movement. But “command central” can influence the quality of movement significantly from the top down, as it is constantly gathering data relating to our external environment and gravity. This session will cover the mechanisms of the eye, ear, and neck…

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404 Anatomy in Three Dimensions: Fascial Connections in the Core

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 404 Anatomy in Three Dimensions: Fascial Connections in the Core

Use the Anatomy in Three Dimensions™ system to understand how the fascia and structures organize the core for functional and dysfunctional movement. In this hands-on workshop, we build the key muscles of the core with the AI3D skeleton and clay, in order to understand the relationships among the fascia and muscles, and how they work…

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