Technique, Technique, Technique!!
As a lot of you will know, I have written an in-depth Exercise Technique Course.
Accredited by both The Australian Strength and Conditioning Association and Fitness Australia, it was originally conceived as a means to broaden the knowledge of Personal Trainers, Exercise Physiologists, Exercise Prescribing Practitioners (Physios, Chiros, Osteos, etc).
However, it’s now open to the Public. You can see more at https://www.cliverodell.com/
The next Course is running in the Sydney CBD on March 7/8. The full price is $650
BALI WAVES Subscribers will get a massive $200 discount if you’d like to attend. Please email me through the Bali Waves Web Site
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Let me explain some of the concepts/content, this will allow us to further understand the principles behind effective training.
In this 2-day face-to-face PRACTICAL workshop, I explore subtle variations of the fundamentals, fine tune individual techniques and customise them to the individual.
It is so important to realise that NO TWO PEOPLE are identical. A One size fits all mentality will never work. Two people can be of identical height and look a similar ‘build’ but if you measure their forearm lengths for instance there will be differences. These differences will need to be catered for and will alter the lever/physics characteristics of the movement pattern.
To give a simple example, a lot of gyms will have a Lat (Latissimus Dorsi) Pull down machine, often with a semi bent bar marked ‘WIDE”, NARROW’ etc. In an extreme portrayal a 5’ tall person or a 7’ tall person could have the same arm dimensions! Therefore, their grip positions will be identical. A WIDE GRIP LAT PULL-DOWN is often said to build bigger Lats. However, if the range of motion is lessened, less work goes into the movement… Less work, less training load… less results!
It will act as a sounding board on ANY Gym based exercise (but not Olympic Weightlifting), that will enhance programme outcomes and increase long term safety.
I’ll cover any and everything that the participants want to cover around the major topics, so no exercise cannot be discussed or explored during the various segments. A small glitch in exercise technique, continued over many years can lead to injury. A chronic injury, by definition, is an injury accrued over time. It might take 10 years, but imagine going to a Physio with this injury, you tell him you train in the gym. He asks you if you think the injury could have come from the exercises? You say NO, because you think you are exercising correctly. The Physio will probably then start looking in a different direction for the cause… and so it goes…around in circles…
Introduction of practical and convenient tools to analyze posture;
In the opening segment I will explain how we can look for Postural clues, with regards to exercise suitability, injury possibilities, programming variants etc. I will alert, but not play ‘God’. I will explain how to set up a Referral Network with like-minded Practitioners. It is extremely important not to overstep our boundaries in all Professional Circles/Aspects. So, if you go to a Personal Trainer and he says he will write you Nutrition/Dietary Plan, if he is not a Dietician or a Nutritionist, he is not legally or ethically allowed to. Probably just wants to make an extra $ out of you! Some very useful stretches will feature.
In depth evaluation of body type variations and the variances of technique philosophies;
From the Postural information segment, it will become apparent that no two people are the same (as mentioned). I’ll be looking at many variations in each exercise that make the exercises, safer, more comfortable to perform, more effective etc. A lot are just subtle variations, but they make a huge difference over time. Grips, widths, Range of Motion, angles, Gravity and Gravity manipulation considerations and much more.
A 2-hour Masterclass on squatting and deadlifting, containing innovative cues;
Squatting is the KING of all exercises. If you can squat correctly, then you will be able to train using a myriad of exercises and understand how to hold good postural form. A primal move that we learn when trying to walk…then try and unlearn as we sit on high seats and never go below a certain point. The move we do, (correctly), when lifting a heavy object from the floor without sustaining an injury. In the correct squat movement, we learn how to shift the load vertically against the forces of gravity. This exercise is so often done incorrectly by so many. The most difficult, but the exercise that gives more bang for your buck if done correctly, or a life changer in the negative sense if done incorrectly!
I’m going to cover communication skills during the course, in many ways, learning channels etc. Skills cueing and much more, for, not only Teaching, but Life!
Information is gold, but not being able to deliver the coin, makes the vault ineffective.
Considerations and variations of different training modalities;
‘Machines V Free Weights V Whatever discussion’. The body is basically only a system of levers. So realistically we need to adhere to the rules of Physics to ensure safe and effective movement and loading. A plastic bag full of bricks is a weight/resistance. Taking the blinkers off and not being hoodwinked by glitz and glam, stripping it back to basic principles, allows us to think clearly about what we are doing when training.
Resistance Training Recommendations and Manipulations and Variation of Programme from beginner to Elite.
I like to look at this concept by applying the principles the opposite way around. Elite Athlete research, training and their superior results give us cutting edge clues for effective programming. So, dilutions of an elite program can serve as ‘trickle down technology’.