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    Monitoring the Training Process: Internal and External Training Load
    Erik Korem will discuss internal and external training/players loads, how they differ, and why they should be tracked to ensure they are getting the best of their athletes and team. Korem will highlight that one size does not fit all and how cookie-cutter models for programming are fundamentally flawed and can lead to poor performance.
    Carbohydrates and Intense Training: No, Low, or Go?
    The field of performance nutrition is intensively divided by the subject’s of carbohydrate intakes and demands. Examination of the evidence base reveals: 1) very few studies have been conducted among trained athletes, comparing chronic low vs. moderate-high carbohydrate intakes and their impact on performance and body composition; 2) very few studies have been conducted among resistance trained athletes, evaluating carbohydrate demands; and 3) dietary carbohydrate sources differ dramatically in their absorption/disposal rates (e.g., glycemic index bears no relevance to the “speed” of a carbohydrate source). Take an evidence-based journey into the world of carbohydrate demands in strength/power and intermittent/endurance athletes.
    Building Your Business: Selling is Not Selling Out
    Being a good personal trainer does not ensure that you will have clients. You need to be able to sell the benefits and achievable results of using your services in order to build your business. Selling, for many, may bring to mind car salesmen, infomercials, and telemarketers. This can create a mindset for trainers that selling makes them somehow less honest or acting in their own self interest when trying to get someone to purchase a program. In fact, we all sell every day and enjoy it. When we recommend where to eat, which movie to watch, what book to read, we are selling. Learn how to make the act of selling personal training programs a natural, positive experience for you and your potential client. Build your business by helping others, and help them by getting them to commit to your program.
    Five Movements and the Order of Learning
    Strength training can be very complicated, but it should not be complicated at all. Basically, there are five human movements (push, pull, hinge, squat, and carries) and a sixth movement of “everything else,” but mostly groundwork. There are two overlooked areas of most people’s training philosophy: regressions and program measurement. Using some very simple tools, it is easy to see whether or not the program is working. If your program improves on simple tests, the program is working.
    The 8 Myths of Movement
    If you work with athletes in any context, you ultimately have one singular purpose: to assist the athlete in enhancing his/her performance where it counts, which is where it is played. At the very core of this performance lie the movements performed by the human body during the execution of the sporting tasks and endeavors. Thus, as training professionals, the purpose of our work should be the optimization of those movements. Unfortunately, there is an abundance of false information on how to most effectively follow through on this objective which has been perpetuated throughout the industry for years. This webinar will face those myths head on and attempt to bust them once and for all while also offering solutions to some of the most common movement problems that exist in training and sport circles.
    Training Differences Between Men and Women
    A men's program to gain muscle may not be well suited for a woman, much like a woman's program may address key aspects which is not of most interest for men. Does it stop there, or are there other differences to consider between the genders? This webinar will look at the anatomical, endocrinological and programming differences between men and women, and show easy to implement practical guidelines and suggestions to get the best out of your male and female clients.
    Using Athlete Fitness Testing Data to Create Prescriptions for Soccer
    Coaches commonly make fitness testing part of their training programs. There are many tests that can be used to assess the current status of the participant in specific fitness categories. Typically, results are compared to past scores, athletes of similar levels, or to norms that have been found in the scientific literature. A more direct use of these data, however, is to use subject-specific results to inform subject-specific training programs. During this webinar, practical examples will be provided in which subject-specific exercise prescriptions are used to train elite youth soccer players within a periodized model.
    Intentional Adulteration of Food and Dietary Supplements
    Dave Ellis is a Veteran Sports RD and CSCS who has worked in athletics for over three decades! Few have the experience to draw down on when it comes to all the science and trends going on with fueling, including a growing number of security issues for drug tested populations that have arisen from intentional adulteration with active pharmaceutical ingredients! Dave will give us a briefing on these API adulteration trends and what we can do as health professionals to minimize exposures with our athletes.
    What You Should Know About Three Fascinating Sports Nutrition Puzzles: Eating Lots of Protein, Meal Timing and Finding the Best Diet
    Do you want to win friends and influence people? Well, take a seat my friend and learn about the latest science of protein intake, timing, and the nuances of dieting for body composition. You will then be able to influence your clients, friends and even your mom and dad. So buckle your chin straps, get a big mug of coffee and LEARN.
    Origins and Evolution of the Western Diet: Health Implications for the 21st Century
    There is growing awareness that profound changes in the environment (e.g. in diet and other lifestyle conditions) that began with the introduction of agriculture and animal husbandry approximately 10,000 years ago occurred too recently on an evolutionary timescale for the human genome to adjust. In conjunction with this discordance between our ancient, genetically-determined biology and the nutritional, cultural and activity patterns of contemporary western populations, many of the so-called diseases of civilization have emerged. In the U.S. and most western countries, diet-related chronic diseases represent the single largest cause of morbidity and mortality. These diseases are epidemic in contemporary, westernized populations and typically affect 50-65% of the adult population, yet they are rare or non-existent in hunter-gatherers and other less westernized people. The ultimate factor underlying diseases of civilization is collision of our ancient genome with the new conditions of life in affluent nations including the nutritional qualities of recently introduced foods.