The Starting Strength for Personal Trainers Workshop 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.
Starting Strength Coaches Inna Koppel and Chris Palladino 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.
What sets this workshop apart is its potential to profoundly reshape your personal training business, equipping you with an innovative approach to training and a range of new skills to significantly enhance your clients’ results. The workshop will conclude with an informative discussion on the cutting-edge two-factor model of sports performance, real-world examples, emerging career opportunities, and an engaging 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 for this 7 contact hour course.
Please note that there are no prerequisites for attending this course.
Who Should Attend?
- Fitness instructors and personal trainers seeking a comprehensive introduction to Starting Strength and practical application of its systematic strength training method.
- Healthcare professionals such as PTs/PTAs, chiropractors, exercise physiologist, RNs and dietitians looking to become more well versed in strength training
- New strength coaches starting out in the industry.
- Starting Strength lifters who are interested in learning to coach so they can help family and friends more effectively.
Personal trainers / fitness instructors /physical therapists / related fields who are actively working in the industry are eligible to receive a $100 discount by submitting certification credentials, evidence of employment, or personal trainer insurance. Submit documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a coupon code for this event.