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838 Unhinged: Adding Variability to Your Hip Hinge

By Michael Hilding / March 10, 2022 / Comments Off on 838 Unhinged: Adding Variability to Your Hip Hinge

The hip hinge is a foundational movement pattern. It emphasizes the posterior chain, counteracts the common seated position most clients find themselves in, and provides a back-saving way to lift objects from the floor. But for many clients, once they become proficient in the base pattern—classic deadlifts—hip hinges can seem boring and mundane. This workshop…

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419 Complex Training Made Simple

By Michael Hilding / March 10, 2022 / Comments Off on 419 Complex Training Made Simple

Complex training, aka post-activation potentiation, combines strength exercises to increase motor unit recruitment with power exercises to enhance the speed of muscle contraction. This strategy is challenging, but effective for improving strength. Acquire the science-based skills of complex training and learn simple ways to use them to help clients get results.

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805 Run Injury Free

By Michael Hilding / March 10, 2022 / Comments Off on 805 Run Injury Free

Reduce your risk of running-related injuries by integrating fascial tensioning and proprioceptive training with two of the most effective products on the market: Naboso Technology and Stick Mobility. Connect your body from the ground up with this runner-specific workshop presented by Emily Splichal, DPT, podiatrist and founder of Naboso Technology, and Dennis Dunphy and Neal…

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803 Accommodating Resistance: The Science Behind Band and Chain Training

By Michael Hilding / March 10, 2022 / Comments Off on 803 Accommodating Resistance: The Science Behind Band and Chain Training

Bands and chains are popular tools for enhancing the ability to accommodate resistance, but the science behind this training methodology is misunderstood. Take a close look at these impactful tools and their importance in effective client training programs. This session will also cover individualized progression strategies for all training phases, as well as tools designed…

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656 Developing Power With the Medicine Ball

By Michael Hilding / March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on 656 Developing Power With the Medicine Ball

A medicine ball can be a useful tool for metabolic conditioning, strength development, and power production. Within this session, we’ll explore how to incorporate medicine ball–based drills into client programs. You’ll learn how to link the various types of medicine ball throws to the client’s desired outcome, troubleshoot common errors, and develop each variation. You’ll…

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649 Sensory Stacking: A New Way to Improve Balance

By Michael Hilding / March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on 649 Sensory Stacking: A New Way to Improve Balance

The seemingly simple tasks of balancing on one leg or walking across a room are actually complex, integrated, multi-sensory undertakings, with stimulation coming from the eyes, ears, joints, and feet. Join Dr. Emily as she explores the latest research on how sensory processing is heightened when more than one sensory input system is stimulated (known…

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643 A Client-Centered Approach to Program Design

By Michael Hilding / March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on 643 A Client-Centered Approach to Program Design

Many exercise professionals can create the perfect exercise program and expertly cue form during personal training sessions, but helping clients achieve their own long-term goals requires a vision and plan you and your client should tackle together. The ACE Integrated Fitness Training® Model (ACE IFT®) is a three-phase approach to exercise programming anchored in the…

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640 Great Glutes for a Functional Body

By Michael Hilding / March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on 640 Great Glutes for a Functional Body

Stop squeezing and start hinging! This session will teach you how to authentically strengthen the gluteus without ever compromising the knees or back. You will leave with an understanding of how overusing the hip flexors in many core exercises limits the ability of the gluteus to work efficiently, creating back and/or knee pain. Discover how…

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519 So You Think You Know Core Strength?

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 519 So You Think You Know Core Strength?

Core strength is so much more than just showing your six-pack abs and doing crunches. Do you know how to strengthen the deep front tissues that truly give you a bulletproof core? Come experience how Stick Mobility does core strengthening. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of how to transfer core strength in moving from the…

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456 Biggest Bang for Your Buck: Making Shorter Exercise Sessions Count

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 456 Biggest Bang for Your Buck: Making Shorter Exercise Sessions Count

As the world reopens and schedules fill up, our clients and groups are hungry for shorter workouts. This interactive session explores some of the pros and cons of shorter HIIT sessions and how to program them for all levels of fitness. Participants will leave with 10+ short-but-sweet workouts to use on Monday!

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455 Foot Therapy and Ground Force Reaction

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 455 Foot Therapy and Ground Force Reaction

Whether you train athletes or active adults, maintaining agility and mobility keeps anyone at any age feeling youthful. However, training like a 30-year-old when we are over 40 significantly increases our chances of repetitive stress injuries and joint pain. Adding anti-aging strategies to enhance balance and stability can instantly improve retention and increase clients’ abilities…

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449 Get a Grip! Healthy Hands for Strength & Longevity

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 449 Get a Grip! Healthy Hands for Strength & Longevity

Strong hands are just as important as strong feet. Join Naboso founder Dr. Emily as she takes you through a three-step healthy-hands program that focuses on strength, mobility, and sensory stimulation. Walk away with simple and fresh strategies to optimize client performance and function.

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442 Perfect Plyometric Progressions

442 Perfect Plyometric Progressions

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 442 Perfect Plyometric Progressions

Plyometrics are an important and fun component of most client training programs. This session will cover the essentials of science that support use of plyometrics and show how to safely integrate them into program design. You’ll get a deeper understanding of appropriate assessments of client readiness, as well as warm-ups to get the body primed…

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401 Sport Core: Abs & Glutes

401 Sport Core: Abs and Glutes

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 401 Sport Core: Abs and Glutes

Have you ever noticed how ice skaters and sprinters always seem to have well-formed and functional abs and glutes? In this fun and dynamic workshop, you’ll uncover tried-and-true approaches that these highly athletic individuals use to develop both athletic power and strong glutes and abs. You’ll experience fresh new exercises to help clients build functional…

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321 Strength and Conditioning for Mixed Martial Arts

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 321 Strength and Conditioning for Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is one of the most demanding sporting events, and although most of us will never compete in MMA, wouldn’t it be cool to train like an MMA superstar? Learn how to manipulate energy systems, modify foundational strength training, incorporate reaction training, create functional balance challenges, engage in low-risk power training, and…

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295 Medicine Ball Mania: Powered by E5 Collective®

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 295 Medicine Ball Mania: Powered by E5 Collective®

Give your clients what they need and what they want in one unique training session. Combining the E5 Collective® formula and medicine balls, you’ll learn how to help your clients not only look good from every angle, but also move well in a variety of directions. Walk away with 45 minutes of programming designed to…

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289 Bulletproof Your Feet

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 289 Bulletproof Your Feet

Given that we have over 29 muscles in our feet, there are important daily steps we can take to ensure they stay strong and healthy. Join podiatrist and Naboso founder Dr. Emily as she explores foot function as it relates to strength, mobility, and sensory stimulation.

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285 Assess + Individualize to Thrive in 2022

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 285 Assess + Individualize to Thrive in 2022

One-size-fits-all fitness programs are truly a dime a dozen in 2022. To stand out as a performance coach, and provide the most results-focused option for your clients, you must offer an advanced-level assessment and an individualized program for every client. Whether you are a virtual or in-person trainer, learn the essential elements and techniques of…

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244 How to Master the Deadlift

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 244 How to Master the Deadlift

The deadlift has seen a resurgence in popularity over the past several years. This hands-on session will discuss and identify the biomechanics and technical intricacies of the deadlift for personal trainers and coaches, to help clients and athletes better understand the deadlift and its execution. This presentation will cover the importance of the deadlift and…

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243 Functional Physique®

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 243 Functional Physique®

Many of today’s clients hire fit pros with body-shape goals in mind. As fit pros, we also want to help clients move and feel better. But these two goals don’t have to be mutually exclusive, and this brand-new workshop will show you how to achieve both. You’ll learn fresh strategies to enhance your hypertrophy programs…

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