The Starting Strength for Personal Trainers Workshop runs from 10am til 6pm, and introduces fitness instructors and personal trainers to the fundamentals of the Starting Strength method of barbell strength training, including the theory and practice of strength training, the barbell exercises, and programming. This workshop presents an alternative to the conventional approach to personal training by focusing on the acquisition of strength through loaded human movement patterns, not body parts/muscle groups/aesthetics, as the primary objective for higher-level clients.
Mark Rippetoe, founder of Starting Strength, will lead the workshop and cover topics such as defining the variables of strength training, anatomy and physiology, mechanics, the stress/recovery/adaptation cycle, loaded human movement patterns, incremental increases, exercise vs. training, and the Novice Effect. We will also discuss the details of the Starting Strength method, including the exercises, programming, modifications for different demographics, and the four aspects of coaching. All attendees will have the opportunity to perform and coach the deadlift on the platforms at SS Plano.
The workshop will conclude with a discussion on the groundbreaking two-factor model of sports performance, examples, career opportunities, and a Q&A session. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts of strength training and how to implement them in their training programs. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
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