Nutrition & Rehab – October 12-13, 2019, Wichita Falls, TX


Starting Strength Nutrition & Rehab two-day camp.

Coaches: Robert Santana, MS, RD, SSC and Will Morris, DPT, SSC

Date & Location:
Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13
10 am – 6 pm each day, with 1 hour break for lunch

Wichita Falls Athletic Club
3118 Buchanan St
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
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SKU: NR-rehab Category:

The camp will begin with a discussion of basic anatomy and pathophysiology of common training-related injuries. The presentation will cover the processes by which injuries occur, the basic symptomology of common training-related injuries, a basic neuroscience review on pain processes, and an evidence-based review on treatments, to include programming considerations, and surgical and non-surgical treatments.

The focus of the lecture will then turn to providing a comprehensive look at programming modification tools to allow a trainee to train around and through the injured state. The camp will include a practical component where attendees will learn how to perform several variations of the core lifts and when and how to utilize them when in the injured state. The final aspect of the camp will be a presentation on programming utilizing Dr. Morris’s proprietary “Injury Bracketing Protocol”.

From here, the camp will continue with a discussion of basic nutritional concepts, including energy balance and macro- and micronutrient balance. The discussion will then move to training considerations and the underlying theory behind nutritional manipulations to optimize performance for the strength trainee. Training considerations for lifters at various levels of advancement will be discussed in depth, with an emphasis on nutritional considerations for lifters in the injured state.

The camp will conclude with a practical component where attendees will learn how to effectively measure and/or estimate portion sizes, read food labels, and properly use smartphone apps to manage nutrition. This will include the application of the Weights & Plates’ Nutrition Linear Progression to provide attendees with habit based goals to aim for in their quest towards optimizing strength, nutrition, and health.

Camp objectives

  • Learn basic scientific concepts of anatomy, pathophysiology of injuries, and basic pain neuroscience
  • Develop programming and training modification strategies to utilize when training in an injured state
  • Participate in a practical component and gain familiarity with exercise variations
  • Learn basic nutritional concepts and theoretical framework
  • Discuss nutritional considerations for optimizing musculoskeletal health
  • Develop practical strategies for managing nutrition both at home and while traveling


Will Morris is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, a Starting Strength Coach, and a career US Army Officer currently living in Olympia, Washington. Will holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science from Lubbock Christian University and his Physical Therapy training and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree was conferred by Baylor University in Texas. As an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, Will has an extensive history of clinical care with orthopaedic conditions. Will has treated the entire spectrum of orthopaedic conditions, with patients ranging from traditional overuse injuries to amputees and polytrauma patients. Will has distinguished himself as a bonafide Subject Matter Expert in the field of advanced rehabilitation of the injured athlete with a particular interest in utilizing barbell-based training as an integral part of the rehabilitation process. Will is also a frequent lecturer on topics related to the fields of physical therapy and strength training. Will has been involved in fitness culture for two decades and has been a multisport competitive athlete since high school. Will holds retired state powerlifting records in Alaska, and spent time as a US Olympic Committee Funded Athlete as a US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation skeleton athlete. Will has been a Starting Strength Coach since 2012 and has extensive experience training recreational and competitive powerlifters, Olympic weightlifters, football, and baseball players.

Robert Santana is a Registered Dietitian, Starting Strength Coach, and owner and head strength & nutrition coach at Weights & Plates Strength & Nutrition Centerin Phoenix, AZ. For the past 17 years Robert has developed and refined his knowledge, skills, and experiences through both higher education and practical experience. Robert holds both a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Master of Science in Kinesiology. He has extensive experiences as a lecturer, nutrition coach, strength coach, and competitive lifter. He built upon his foundational knowledge by providing effective nutrition coaching in conjunction with teaching and coaching the barbell lifts through application of the Starting Strength model to help clients achieve their performance and/or body composition goals. Robert has worked with a variety of clients both recreational and competitive CrossFitters, strengthlifters, and powerlifters as well as a wide range of clinical populations. Robert’s commitment to helping individuals to improve their quality of life by optimizing their nutritional status while getting stronger under the barbell. His commitment and passion is to help develop stronger and healthier human beings over the long haul.