WEIGHTLIFTING:How to optimize performance and prevent injury!

Dan Hellman will dispel common gym myths concerning lifting techniques and show correct form, based upon functional anatomy, biomechanics and kinesiology. Participants will understand how and why exercises are to be performed correctly, and the common injuries that can result from incorrect technique.

Where: Loughborough University
When: Thursday 11 April 2013
Time: 9.30am to 6.00pm

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Pushing Exercises – including bench press, shoulder range of motionĀ  and use of a Swiss Ball as a bench.
Pulling Exercises – rows, pulls, lat. pull down, chins-ups and dead lifts, featuring correct scapula movement during pulling.
Leg Training – correct techniques for squats, lunges, hamstring & calf exercises and more.
Isolation Exercises – techniques include load shifting for the biceps, triceps and shoulders.

Course Objectives

  • Be able to recognize and give instruction to achieve axial extension posture.
  • Understand the elements of movement and resistance training and apply them to Primal PatternĀ® movements:
  • GROOVE (the most efficient path of movement)
  • RHYTHM (the pace and nature of self-expression)
  • LISTENING (awareness of feedback from self, implement(s), coach and environment)
  • SPACE (base of support and management of your centre of gravity)
  • TEMPO (the pace of execution)
  • TECHNIQUE (putting the elements together intelligently for optimal outcome)
  • DYNAMICS (sequencing exercises/events for optimal health and performance)
  • PRIMAL PATTERNĀ® Movements: Squat, Lunge, Bend, Push, Pull
  • Twist Gait

Recommended Reading

  • Articles on the Core: Inner and Outer Unit
  • Back Strong & Beltless (audiobook)
  • Movement That Matters