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Back to Basics With Anatomy

Back to Basics With Anatomy

Knowledge of anatomy is essential for all fitness professionals. Take a brief break from your search for the hottest new technique and let’s see how firm your anatomy skills are as we reconnect with this incredible system. With deeper anatomy understanding, you can more effectively and confidently help your clients and yourself! This class will provide you with a better foundation for everything that you do! Take a step backward so you can more freely move forward!

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10 New BIG Things in Small-Group Training

10 New BIG Things in Small-Group Training

The popularity of small-group training has been spreading to studios, gyms and private practices throughout the industry. This type of training is constantly evolving from a programming and business standpoint. In this turbo-charged workshop, learn 10 of the new must do’s to keep your clients and your business happy and healthy. From effective administrative systems to exercises and program design for varying levels within a group, you’ll walk away with 10 new tools for success!

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New Insights into Chronic Pain

New Insights into Chronic Pain

How can you help clients reduce chronic pain and remain active? What strategies are needed to intervene so pain doesn't become chronic? Understanding the difference between acute, chronic and sudden chronic pain allows you to better reduce healing time and risk of injury, and build strategies to keep your clients out of the chronic pain cycle. Find out more about the root causes of pain and the new science behind how to reduce and even eliminate chronic pain with Hands-Off Bodywork™.

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Hamstrings

Hamstrings

In this online course, Gary Gray describes the true function of the hamstrings. He dives into the complexity of the hamstring by providing a thoughtful and helpful explanation from the point of view of the hamstring. Using a biomechanical understanding, he affectively analyzes their authentic function and their role in the chain reaction of the body.

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The Top 10 Corrective Exercises

The Top 10 Corrective Exercises

Presentations on corrective exercise and biomechanics are always full of assessment information and theory. While this information is invaluable to the understanding of helping clients in chronic pain, trainers need to know some simple exercises that they can use anywhere and at any time to help their clients feel better. This course will teach you the top 10 corrective exercises and show you how to integrate them into any personal training program.

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 Metabolic Syndrome Course

Metabolic Syndrome Course

Metabolic syndrome affects approximately 50 million Americans, and as such, fitness professionals encounter these types of clients every day. The cornerstone of management includes diet and exercise. This course will highlight the diagnostic criteria, pathophysiology, fuel utilization and the independent effects of nutrition and exercise. Fitness professionals must be aware of screening strategies for metabolic syndrome as well as the common medications used to treat this disorder. Scope of practice and referral options will be reviewed.

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When a Regression Is Really a Progression Course

When a Regression Is Really a Progression Course

Functional training trends have unleashed a surge in inappropriate applications and exercise progressions. Training variables can be manipulated in both a forward and backward direction to benefit the client. Understanding that we can regress our exercises to allow clients to be successful, will allow us to build a more stable foundation for individual client development. (This course is for personal trainers and group exercise instructors.)

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Corrective Exercise Certificate Program

Corrective Exercise Certificate Program

Explore the subject of corrective exercise and topics covering:Movement AssessmentFunctional AnatomyKinetic Chain FunctionFunctional Movement PatternsThe Fascial System

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Trainer Foundations Certificate Program

Trainer Foundations Certificate Program

Knowledge of anatomy is essential for all fitness professionals. Take a brief break from your search for the hottest new technique and let’s see how firm your anatomy skills are as we reconnect with this incredible system. With deeper anatomy understanding, you can more effectively and confidently help your clients! 

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Safely Integrating Plyometrics, Nutrient Needs for Marathon Runners, and Training Master Athletes Course

Safely Integrating Plyometrics, Nutrient Needs for Marathon Runners, and Training Master Athletes Course

Earn CECs while you learn from this trio of expertly written sports training articles. Articles and the test from the September 2008 CEC Sports Conditioning Issue of IDEA Fitness Journal.

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Trainer Sales Explosion Formula (Digital)

Trainer Sales Explosion Formula (Digital)

217 Practical & Proven Tactics! Explode your sales with these 20 10-minute sessions that get right to the point and teach you exactly what to do now!

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 Protein Intake for Clients and Athletes - CEC Course

Protein Intake for Clients and Athletes - CEC Course

This course has been discontinued. Here’s a similar course you might like, http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-products/eat-to-win-enhance-performance-course. This course discusses the quality of protein, the difference between whey and casein protein, the safety and effectiveness of high-protein diets, the role of protein in weight loss, and protein-intake timing for muscle recovery and growth.

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Innovative Drills for Small-Group Training - CEC Course

Innovative Drills for Small-Group Training - CEC Course

Small-group training has become one of the fastest growing trends in the fitness industry. Explore several interactive and functional drills that can be used to engage your small-group clients and improve their athleticism. This session will focus on developing core stability and rotary strength, speed, agility, quickness, reactivity, balance and coordination using everyday products found in the health club setting as well as innovative products ideal for indoor and outdoor use.

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TRX®  Essentials for Personal Training

TRX® Essentials for Personal Training

TRX Essentials for Personal Training combines the latest in the application of advanced foundational movement concepts while integrating the TRX Suspension Trainer&trade. This course is designed for the trainer who is looking to take their training to the next level by delivering better function and performance. Unlock the powerful Suspension Training® techniques that are democratizing world–class training and being used in every realm of training, from rehabilitation to the highest level of athletics.

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Corrective Exercise for Shoulder Impairments

Corrective Exercise for Shoulder Impairments

13.7 million people per year report having shoulder problems. Rotator cuff tendonitis and shoulder impingement are the most common diagnoses. Make sure that you are prepared to deal with the complexity of the shoulder girdle so you can prevent a problem before it arises. Come cultivate the knowledge base that will help you to foster relationships with licensed healthcare professionals so you can develop a referral stream.

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Push, Pull, Bend, Twist, Squat And Lunge!

Push, Pull, Bend, Twist, Squat And Lunge!

Learn a dynamic and effective strength-training workout based on six basic movement patterns. These total-body integrated exercises, which use a variety of studio-based equipment, are designed to improve overall strength, balance, coordination and muscle control. Accessible for everyone, this is functional training at its best!

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Cashing in on Corrective Exercise

Cashing in on Corrective Exercise

Current industry trend reports indicate that trainers who are proficient in the area of corrective exercise are in greater demand than ever before. This business–oriented course is ideal for those who want to implement corrective exercise strategies and programs, but aren't sure where to begin. Trainers who are uniquely qualified to work with the increasing number of people who are seeking relief from muscle and joint pain are in a position to reap the financial rewards associated with corrective exercise programming.By Mary Bratcher, MA, Justin Price, MA

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Designing Concurrent Training Programs, Research on Ergogenic Aids, and Training Youth Athletes Course

Designing Concurrent Training Programs, Research on Ergogenic Aids, and Training Youth Athletes Course

These three in-depth articles will educate you on some of the latest issues in sports conditioning. Articles and the test from the September 2007 CEC Sports Conditioning Issue of IDEA Fitness Journal.

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Lower Body Certificate Program

Lower Body Certificate Program

Whether we sit, run, lift or throw, squatting becomes the foundation upon which many movements are built. However, each squat is different. To understand this movement, you must understand the principles of function.

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 Six Steps to Better Program Design

Six Steps to Better Program Design

Effective exercise selection can often be difficult and daunting. This six-step system will help you determine which exercises your clients will best tolerate...in every session! Learn skills to prescribe exercises to clients with pain or injury, properly regress and progress any exercise quickly, add an infinite number of exercises to your toolbox, and challenge clients to realize maximum gains.

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Motivation and Engagement Certificate

Motivation and Engagement Certificate

Would you like to learn a simple and effective strategy to get more clients, keep them longer and get them better results, ALL without selling them anything? This course will tell you exactly how to do it and all you have to do is listen! Discover how to produce a better exercise experience using exercises that fit them better and that will charge them up emotionally.  By Rodney Corn, MA

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Program Design Certificate Program

Program Design Certificate Program

Learn to prescribe exercises to clients, properly regress and progress any exercise quickly, adding an infinite number of exercises to your toolbox. 

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Plus One Clinical Progression Level 1 : Program Design + Pre-Sale Module

Plus One Clinical Progression Level 1 : Program Design + Pre-Sale Module

In Level 1, we will explore program design principles and applications. View two sessions on program design by Tony Ambler-Wright and Michol Dalcourt. Also, read the articles that have been included to deepen your understanding on the subject. At the end of Level 1, view Todd Durkin's Trainer Sales Explosion Course. This course covers the topic of the "pre-sale, and since almost everything in life is about sales, this course will show you how to create the right mindset. 

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Plus One Clinical Progression Level 2 : Corrective Exercise + Sale Module

Plus One Clinical Progression Level 2 : Corrective Exercise + Sale Module

In this level we'll explore the subject of corrective exercise and continue into the Sales Explosion Course with the Sale Module. Topics covered include: Movement AssessmentFunctional AnatomyKinetic Chain FunctionFunctional Movement PatternsThe Fascial System *Please note: This course is designed to broaden your industry knowledge and is not necessarily indicative of Plus One's policies.  

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Plus One Clinical Progression Level 3 : Motivation and Engagement + Small Group Training + After the Sale Module

Plus One Clinical Progression Level 3 : Motivation and Engagement + Small Group Training + After the Sale Module

Topics covered in Level 3 include creating client-centric programs, designing small group training programs and what to do after you’ve earned the sale. Join Rodney Corn, MA, as he leads you through how to produce a better exercise experience using exercises that fit clients better and charge them up emotionally.  Then dive into small-group training with Brett Klika, Peter Twist, MSc and Janice Hutton, MA. Level 3 concludes with the Post Sale Module. Now it's time to build a lifelong relationship with your client!  

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Plus One Clinical Progression Level 4 : Training Foundations

Plus One Clinical Progression Level 4 : Training Foundations

Knowledge of anatomy is essential for all fitness professionals. Take a brief break from your search for the hottest new technique and let’s see how firm your anatomy skills are as we reconnect with this incredible system. With deeper anatomy understanding, you can more effectively and confidently help your clients! Level 4 dives into anatomy and its functional applications.  *Please note: This course is designed to broaden your industry knowledge and is not necessarily indicative of Plus One's policies.  

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Program Design Articles

Program Design Articles

To deepen your understanding, read the following articles:Creative Total Body Exercises Strength and Cardio Supersets

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Top 40 Exercises for Training the Four Pillars - CEC Course

Top 40 Exercises for Training the Four Pillars - CEC Course

We will take a look at the reason and rationale behind a unique assessment model and reveal the top 40 exercises used to repair the most common problems clients bring. If you are tired of the complicated assessment strategies and exercises, and just want to know what the best exercises are, this course is for you.

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Introduction to Function First Corrective Exercise and Program Design Course

Introduction to Function First Corrective Exercise and Program Design Course

Function First takes a unique approach toward corrective exercises for musculoskeletal dysfunctions by addressing the planes of motion with the appropriate sequencing of exercise to create powerful change in your clients. By integrating biomechanical, physiological and motor control strategies with the correct exercise sequencing, your client can experience changes immediately. Clients can move from remedial corrective exercises to full-body integration within a given session.

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 Low-Back Savers

Low-Back Savers

Affecting at least 80% of the population and totaling $100 billion in lost productivity and healthcare costs, low-back pain is a major public health problem. Undoubtedly, you will encounter clients suffering from low-back pain and need to be familiar with corrective and integrated exercise strategies to alleviate discomfort, minimize injury and maximize results. This course will cover assessment and corrective exercise strategies for clients suffering from low-back pain and provide practical examples of how to apply easy solutions to a complex problem.

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Ultimate Program Design—Upper Body and Core Course

Ultimate Program Design—Upper Body and Core Course

Variety is the spice of life...and meaningful variety is the key to improving fitness. Learn three different time-efficient 30-minute class designs to enhance muscular strength, stability and endurance for the upper body and core. Each workout incorporates a multijoint, multimuscle functional exercise selection. With rubber resistance, medicine balls and dumbbells, you will learn how to program push-pull-core super sets and giant sets to create a whole new challenge for your classes and be ready for Monday morning.

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I Q U Do: The Art of Intelligent Coaching

I Q U Do: The Art of Intelligent Coaching

Have you ever recorded yourself teaching? Were you happy with how you sounded? Do you feel like your cues give you the intended result? If the answer is no, then this workshop is for you! Learn the art of intelligent cuing with simple strategies that will make all the difference with your communication skills. No matter what you teach, being an effective coach is an art form!

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Functional Training: Muscles and Movement in 3-D - CEC Course

Functional Training: Muscles and Movement in 3-D - CEC Course

Join in as we discuss functional anatomy and biomechanics in a hands-on learning format. You will learn how gravity, ground reaction force, mass and momentum play a vital role in the rhythm and timing of movement in three-dimensional space. Through practical application and a fun workout using new exercise tools, we will teach the application of using integrated training techniques to disperse loads over the whole kinetic chain to make exercises energy efficient and less susceptible to tissue breakdown. You won't want to miss this highly-interactive course.

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 Shouldering The Load From The Ground Up

Shouldering The Load From The Ground Up

Understanding the interaction between the lower extremity and the upper extremity is key to developing a true functional shoulder training program. Too often the shoulder joint is isolated from the rest of the body and is not allowed to work in a natural environment. In this session, we will look at functional integrated movement patterns of the legs and core, and their relationship to shoulder function.

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Advanced Corrective Exercise

Advanced Corrective Exercise

This course is for the industry professional who has already been working with clients with movement dysfunctions and chronic pain for some time. This course features advanced corrective exercise techniques to help correct some of the more problematic imbalances that you may observe in your clients.

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The Progression Pyramid Course

The Progression Pyramid Course

Motivated to constantly challenge their clients, the best trainers look for well-designed strategies they can use to achieve specific performance outcomes. If you are looking for new ways to overload and stimulate improvement (beyond the usual load and heart rate formulae), this course will provide you with a system of multiple variables that can be manipulated to stimulate improvement. These tools and concepts are sure to help your clients achieve the highest level of tangible performance in order to excel in sport and live a vibrant life. By Peter Twist, MSc

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The Gluteals and Their Link to Low-Back Pain

The Gluteals and Their Link to Low-Back Pain

Over 95% of adults will experience low-back pain at some time in their life. For many, the length and strength of the gluteal musculature can be a contributing factor and the reason that the back pain persists. In this workshop, we will identify shortness and weakness through Pilates movements and then use those movements to build muscle balance.

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The Stability-Mobility Relationship

The Stability-Mobility Relationship

The stability-mobility relationship within the kinetic chain is a critical component to effective programming. Successful professionals understand specific joint needs and identify movement compensations associated with inadequate joint stability and mobility. This course examines this relationship, offering key strategies to make a difference in restoring posture, promoting movement efficiency and enhancing performance.

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Secrets of Joint Mobility Course

Secrets of Joint Mobility Course

Discover simple, safe and extremely effective secrets for pain-free movement, increased mobility and improved performance. This workshop reveals the difference between muscle flexibility and joint mobility and explains why your current dynamic flexibility, yoga or stretching routine may be ineffective and possibly promoting dysfunction. See how you can use self-joint-mobilization concepts to successfully evaluate and eliminate common joint limitations of the ankles, hips, thoracic spine and shoulder. By Nick Tumminello

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25 Things Your Client Must Know About Lower-Back Pain - CEC Course

25 Things Your Client Must Know About Lower-Back Pain - CEC Course

The statistics are well known: 85% of people will experience lower-back pain in their lifetimes. The general public and media perpetuate outdated or inaccurate information regarding lower-back pain. Educating and clarifying the facts for your clients and members can serve them better and generate additional business opportunities for you.

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Attract New Clients With Program Design Course

Attract New Clients With Program Design Course

As a dedicated fitness professional, you are always pursuing educational opportunities to enhance your knowledge, but can you use that information to attract and recruit new clients? In this course you will learn how to apply that knowledge to a business plan and market your services to attract new training clients.

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Creating Emotionally Charged Exercise Experiences

Creating Emotionally Charged Exercise Experiences

Would you like to learn a simple and effective strategy to get more clients, keep them longer and get them better results, ALL without selling them anything? This course will tell you exactly how to do it and all you have to do is listen! Discover how to produce a better exercise experience using exercises that fit them better and that will charge them up emotionally.

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Dynamic Warm-Up Progressions

Dynamic Warm-Up Progressions

This multidimensional course will show fitness professionals how to incorporate creative warm-up progressions for clients and athletes of all levels. Discover how to implement seamlessly integrated, time-efficient warm-up sequences that will improve muscle awareness and functional mobility. Effective program design strategies and common warm-up mistakes will also be addressed. This course will change the way you look at warm-ups and promises to deliver brand-new, never-before-seen exercises and variations.

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Personalizing Small Group Training Course

Personalizing Small Group Training Course

Small-group personal training is a growing industry trend. Creating engaging, effective, results-based programs for small groups can present many challenges. How do you create a personalized feel, address individual goals and create results in a group environment where participants have different abilities, goals and motivations? This course will discuss and demonstrate the five key components of designing fun, dynamic, results-based small-group personal training programs in order to maximize the value and effectiveness for all clients.

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Strengthening the Fascial Lines in 3D

Strengthening the Fascial Lines in 3D

This course offers a fresh and innovative approach to analyzing human movement and creates a platform for building next-level strength in 3-D. Discover new-school anatomy to appreciate how connective tissue and muscle interacts to create a structural web capable of massive muscle synergy and strength gains. Experience multidirectional and multiplanar loading challenges that overload the entire infrastructure to create and channel full-spectrum strength.

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Corrective Exercise-An Integrated Approach Using Suspension Training Course

Corrective Exercise-An Integrated Approach Using Suspension Training Course

Assessments, myofascial release, lengthening, activation and integration are the five key components of a successful corrective exercise program. When combined in the proper sequence, they provide the complete continuum of care needed to address and solve our clients' neuromuscular imbalances. In this session, we will uncover the scientific rationale for each component. In addition, you will see how to incorporate suspension training into your assessments and how to effectively use it to solve lower extremity, lumbo-pelvic-hip and upper-extremity postural distortion patterns.

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The Next Wave in Corrective Exercise: Rhythm and Timing

The Next Wave in Corrective Exercise: Rhythm and Timing

For over a decade now, corrective exercise has mostly consisted of a similar set of special exercises. However, with access to new information about how the body and brain works, is it possible that we may be able to add some new strategies? Examine the power of creating rhythmical motion and how rhythm can help produce intelligent motion that unlocks a neurophysiological cascade of self-correction. See how you can take any exercise and make it corrective.

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Designing a Self-Myofascial Release Program

Designing a Self-Myofascial Release Program

The fascial system is an important, but often overlooked, system of connective tissue that spreads throughout the entire body. Restrictions in the fascial system can cause postural malalignments, asymmetries, and muscle tension—and that spells pain! This course will help you understand the fascia and how to use specific exercises to keep it healthy so you can improve client fitness and eliminate dysfunction.

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Vital Anatomy-Functional Applications Course

Vital Anatomy-Functional Applications Course

Why do we have a talus? Why is our pelvis an interdependent ring? How do the muscles of our legs move our upper body? Anatomy is subservient to function, and when we understand functioning anatomy, we maximize the efficiency of our body. The secret is to obey the laws of function. In this interactive session, we'll discuss exercise and movement applications that are consistent with the body's design; a 6-step process for choosing the right exercise for the right client; and the "new science" of anatomy and how it is changing the way we train.

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Secrets of Glute Training

Secrets of Glute Training

Discover the latest muscle assessments and best exercises guaranteed to develop stronger, more functional and better-looking glutes! From this course, you'll learn simple muscle assessments for the glutes, easy-to-use corrective exercises and the newest, most effective exercises for improving the strength, performance and shape of your backside!

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Small-Group Training: A Win-Win! - CEC Course

Small-Group Training: A Win-Win! - CEC Course

Maximize your hourly earning potential, professional exposure and referral streams while saving your clients money. Get tools for creating and running a successful group by finding a target market, offering a quality fitness program, and marketing and advertising in your club or community.

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Isolation to Integration: Corrective Exercise from a Functional Perspective Course

Isolation to Integration: Corrective Exercise from a Functional Perspective Course

This course will teach you about principles of functional anatomy, kinetic chain function, and functional movement patterns to enable you to assess, correct and improve the abilities of any client, no matter where they lie on the functional continuum. The information in this program will enable you to help all your clients reach their functional goals, whether their aims are to eliminate pain or improve athletic ability.

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Functional Exercise: From Bias to Continuum Course

Functional Exercise: From Bias to Continuum Course

So, if a functional exercise mimics daily activities, where does standing on the latest inflatable gimmick fit in? Is it just about making an exercise randomly more difficult? How truly functional is a functional exercise if it leads to musculoskeletal dysfunction? In our zeal to create interesting programs for our clients, we may have dismissed perfectly sound exercises that improve musculoskeletal function, and imposed challenges that our clients are unable to accommodate safely.

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The Eight Essentials of Program Design Course

The Eight Essentials of Program Design Course

As obesity rates and musculoskeletal impairments continue to rise, traditional fitness programming may not be suitable or effective for today's typical client. Therefore, fitness professionals must be competent in integrated program design strategies in order to minimize injury and maximize results.

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Fix the Part-Mend the Whole Course

Fix the Part-Mend the Whole Course

Pain-free and efficient movement in all three planes of motion requires the body to work as an integrated series of parts. If one part is dysfunctional, then the body has to compensate elsewhere to perform the desired movement. These compensations can lead to chronic pain. This session will teach you how to identify the specific part of a client's body that is the root cause of their pain. You will also learn strategies that correct the dysfunctional part to influence the whole, thereby helping your clients achieve pain-free fluid movement.By Justin Price, MA

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Functional Training in 3D Course

Functional Training in 3D Course

Whether we sit, run, lift or throw, squatting becomes the foundation upon which many movements are built. However, each squat is different. Many of the rules we as fitness professionals have been exposed to are based on the sport of squatting, not the function of squatting. To understand this movement, you must understand the principles of function. Learn the principles of function to the assessment, rehabilitation and conditioning of the squat.

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Strength and Conditioning Games for Improved Fitness and Performance

Strength and Conditioning Games for Improved Fitness and Performance

Learn how to disguise work as play and make every training session fun for athletes and non-athletes, all of whom may have different goals. Learn a variety of games that are designed to address strength, multidirectional speed and explosiveness. Cardiovascular health and functional performance will also be discussed.

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Squatology Course

Squatology Course

Whether we sit, run, lift or throw, squatting becomes the foundation upon which many movements are built. However, each squat is different. Many of the rules we as fitness professionals have been exposed to are based on the sport of squatting, not the function of squatting. To understand this movement, you must understand the principles of function. Learn the principles of function to the assessment, rehabilitation and conditioning of the squat.

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