Meet Your Panel of Presenters
Latest Research in Running Mechanics, Speed Development & Agilities
Presented by: Dr. Ken Clark
This presentation looks at the results of current research in running mechanics, agilities, and speed development to provide practical science-based insights for enhancing athletic performance. Dr. Clark will address:
- Linear speed science + drills and applications
- Change of direction and agility
- Strength training considerations
Strength Training to Improve Connective Tissue Health & Performance
Presented by: Dr. Keith Baar
During this presentation, Dr. Keith Baar will discuss the following:
- Role of collagen synthesis in muscle strength
- Length of work (short bouts with 6-8 hours in between)
- Importance of load (tensional load is the key)
- Role of movement velocity on health and performance
- Dietary collagen to support adaptation
Professor Keith Baar received his PhD from the University of Illinois where he discovered the molecular signal that causes load-induced muscle hypertrophy. Keith is currently the head of the Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory (FMBLab) at the University of California Davis.
Over the last 15 years, Keith has worked with elite athletes, as the scientific advisor to Chelsea Football Club, USA Track and Field, Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, British Cycling, The English Institute of Sport, Leicester Tigers Rugby, and the Denver Broncos. He also spent time as an assistant strength coach with the University of Michigan football team where he was an undergraduate. Keith’s current work is focused on how loading and nutrition alter tendon/ligament/ECM health and performance.
Fascia Training: A Whole System Approach
Presented by: Bill Parisi
An in-depth look at the emerging science behind this newly discovered system and the important role it plays in athletic training.
In the process of writing his recent book Fascia Training: A Whole-System Approach, Bill explored the latest research and interviewed many of the top experts in the field of fascia training and science, including; Thomas Myers, founder of Anatomy Trains, “Dr. Back Mechanic,” Stuart McGill Ph.D., Institute of Motion founder, Michol Dalcourt, and Olympic trainer, Dan Pfaff. In his live presentation, Bill details the evidence-based findings of the book in a clear accessible way.
- Learn the fascinating story of why the fascia system is only just now being discovered thanks to modern imaging technology and research
- Discover how important it is to athletic performance and injury resilience
- Identify effective fascia-based training techniques
- Understand the concept of biotensegrity in human motion
- Hear real-life case studies of fascia training in practice with athletes at all levels
Fascia Training to Optimize Performance
Presented by: Dr. Robert Schleip & Michol Dalcourt
Michol Daclourt is an internationally recognized expert in human movement and performance. He is the founder and director of Institute of Motion (InstituteofMotion.com); inventor of the fitness tool ViPR (ViPRfit.com), and co-founder of PTA Global (PTAGlobal.com). He has written numerous articles on human design and function, developed a series of performance videos, and created the RMA athletic model for high-performance training.
Michol is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco, and an instructor at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton, Alberta. As a trainer, he has worked with general clientele and athletes at all levels including college pitchers, NHL athletes, National Lacrosse League athletes, and Olympic gold medalists. He received his exercise science education from the University of Alberta, and holds a variety of certifications including CFC accreditation from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, and Personal Trainer Specialist from the Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals.
Robert Schleip is a human biologist and psychologist. His area of expertise is fascia research. He graduated from the University of Heidelberg in 1980 with a degree in psychology. 1977-1983 he trained as a Certified-Advanced-Rolfer and 1984-1987 as a Feldenkrais teacher. In 2006 he received his doctorate in human biology from the University of Ulm. His doctoral thesis on active fascial contractility was awarded with the Vladimir Janda Prize for Musculoskeletal Medicine. Schleip was co-initiator of the first International Fascia Congress 2007 at the Harvard Medical School in Boston (1st Fascia Research Congress), which marked the breakthrough for modern fascia research, as well as the subsequent congresses. He was a member of the scientific committee at all events in this series.
Schleip has been Director of the Fascia Research Group, Division of Neurophysiology at the University of Ulm since 2008. Schleip has been the organizer the organizer of the event “CONNECT – Connective Tissues in Sports Medicine” in 2013 and 2017 together with the sports physician Prof. Jürgen Steinacker. He is also Executive Research Director of the European Rolfing Association, Vice President of the Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation, and Board Member of the Fascia Research Society. As a lecturer he teaches in physiotherapy, orthopaedics and training science. He is the author and publisher of specialist publications on the subject of “Fascia” and is present in the media on this subject.
Velocity Based Training
Presented by: Dr. Bryan Mann
Dr. Bryan Mann is currently an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences at the University of Miami. He has been in the field of strength & conditioning at the college level since 1998. He has coached at Southwest Missouri State University, Arizona State University, University of Tulsa and the University of Missouri. He had the fortune of working with some athletes who went on to be professional athletes and Olympians.
Mann is most well known for his popularization of various methods of autoregulation of training such as velocity based training and the autoregulatory progressive resistance exercise protocol. Through these methods athletes are able to see rapid increases in strength and power by progressing at their own rates of adaptation. Mann has been involved in researching different aspects of athletic performance beyond just strength and power with his publication “The effects of academic stress on illness and injury in division 1 football,” where they found the likelihood of injury for a starter was actually higher during an academically stressful week as compared to training camp. Mann has been all over the world speaking on these topics and his talents have been utilized by multiple professional sporting organizations in consulting on velocity based training and other topics.
Dosage Prescription Strategies for Off-Season, Pre-Season and In-Season Training Scenarios
Presented by: Derek Hansen
Derek is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist that has been working with athletes in speed, strength and power sports since 1988. Derek has worked with some of the top performers in the world as a coach and a consultant – including Olympic medallists, world record holders, Canadian National team athletes, professional sports organizations and professional athletes from numerous sports.
In this presentation, Derek will cover the following topics in regards to training prescriptions:
- Identifying Constraints – time, athlete Compliance, injury history, practice, meeting and game demands
- Creating Opportunities – athlete adaptability, building relationships and collaborating with outside networks
- High Intensity Training Components – speed development, explosive power, elastic response and strength development
- Low Intensity Training Components – endurance in strength, aerobic, anaerobic and recovery
- Prioritizing Work – identifying appropriate proportions
- Long Term Planning Priorities – coordinating efforts on practice and education planning with the integration of valuable technology
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