Here’s what’s running through my brain heading into the first weekend of October:
Orthopaedic assessment to improve squat performance
Since returning to Winnipeg I have the opportunity to offer seminars for highly motivated local trainers looking to improve their assessment and training skills. A large component of my Squats 101 seminar (and soon to be online course) is using specific orthopaedic testing to optimize squat setup and performance.
Tackling the front squat, Zach’s most recent for the Crossfit Journal, Rack it Right, provides some useful self assessment coupled with potential treatment options.
NSCA Manitoba Provincial Clinic
Speaking of seminars, I’ll be talking all things hypertrophy at the NSCA Manitoba Annual conference. I’ll be looking at the practical applications of the recent work I completed with Brad Schoenfeld, helping coaches translate evidence into effective hypertrophy training programs.
The day will feature prominent researchers, sport scientists and physical therapists giving a wide range of talks and practical sessions from considerations of resiliency in the athletic environment, the utility of technology in training, and the interactions of dynamic warmups with injury risk/prevention.
You can register here, with prices increasing after Nov 1, 2016.
Eric Cressey on long-term fitness industry success
Working Core Training in 360 Degrees
Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance
Stu McGill needs no introduction when it comes to discussion of the low back. His research and opinions have been instrumental in guiding clinical and performance practices around low back pain and performance for years.
And while you’ll see some of his exercises in Millet’s article above, it’s still worth giving his text, Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance, a thorough read.