Illinois State Clinic / IN-PERSON

Learn, participate and network with colleagues while earning CEUs. Hosted by the state/provincial directors and regional coordinators, this local event brings cutting-edge research and application to your backyard.

February 04, 2023 | Lombard, IL | 0.7 CEUs Category A


2XL Powerlifting
1141 S Main St
Lombard, IL 60148

Hosted by:
Joel Chapman, MS, CSCS


Event Itinerary - Saturday, February 4
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM
8:05 AM - 9:35 AM
Training Eccentric Actions for the Preparation of Athletes
by James Di Naso, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

Slow eccentric training is commonly utilized in strength and conditioning programs even though fast eccentric actions occur during the performance of most sporting movements. This presentation will focus on speed specific techniques to train eccentric actions to prepare athletes for the rigors of sport.

9:40 AM - 10:40 AM
Program Design for Individuals with Low Back Pain
by Jessica Thiel

Over 72 million Americans a year suffer from chronic low back pain. A well rounded program involves addressing the issues they currently face. This will allow you to train them with what they currently are experiencing as well as progressing them to fitness goals they never thought possible. Injury free and trusting their body in a new way.

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Bridging the Gap in Strength and Conditioning – From the Lab to the Field
by Joshua Miller, DHSc, CSCS

This presentation will take three current topics that are being currently researched in the area of strength and conditioning and how this can be brought to the field for success of your athlete. The topics will include high-intensity interval training (HIIT), recovery techniques, and wearable technology.

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Lunch (on your own)
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Applying the Conjugate Method for General Population and Mobility Training
by Sarah Buckley, CSCS

The Conjugate Method was popularized by Westside Barbell and Louie Simmons of Columbus, Ohio and is frequently associated with the sport of powerlifting. However, the conjugate method should be viewed as a problem solving system that can help our clients. Through both lecture and hands-on learning, we will understand what the conjugate method is, how to use it as an assessment and training tool for general population, and change the means of implementing the method to get the most optimal outcome for our clients, regardless of their fitness levels.

2:20 PM - 3:20 PM
Make a Powerful Difference With Little Effort
by Michelle Blakely, NSCA-CPT

Learn the systems that work to deliver a better service for your clients, higher job satisfaction and clearer communication for you and your team regarding the assessment and reassessment process. We will walk through inexpensive, powerful habits and guidelines that teams and practitioners can simply and quickly implement to increase revenue and improve service. These system suggestions will deliver the experience both customers and practitioners are craving. Let's streamline our efforts, reduce conflicts and significantly improve satisfaction and income.

3:25 PM - 4:25 PM
Strength Training for Individuals with Developmental Disorders
by Eric Stone, CSCS

Individuals with developmental disorders (autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome and other cogitative disorders) often struggle with excess bodyfat and low muscle tone. Strength training is an excellent way to address these issues, but it can be challenging to program for individuals with special needs. Exercise selection, programing, and effective communication methods for training clients with development disorders will be discussed.

4:25 PM - 4:30 PM
Closing Remarks


Thru Jan 24 After Jan 24*
NSCA Member Rate $75 $110
Student Rate $30 $40
Non-Member Rate $95 $130

*If sufficient quantities are unavailable, onsite and late registrants may not receive lunch, t-shirt, etc. (if applicable).

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Will I receive the speaker PowerPoint presentations?
    If they are available, you will receive them via email within 2 weeks after the event.

    Will I receive a Certificate of Attendance?
    Yes. A certificate will be emailed to you approximately 2 weeks after the event.

    How do I report my CEUs?
    The NSCA will automatically apply the CEUs to your NSCA Account. If you need to report CEUs elsewhere, you may use the Certificate of Attendance.

    Can anyone register for this event?
    Yes. Anyone who is interested in an NSCA Event can register.

    Do I need a Membership to register?
    No. You only need an NSCA Account to register. If you do not have one, you can create one for free.


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