2019 Personal Trainer’s Virtual Conference

Kick your career into high gear with the NSCA’s first interactive, web-based conference.

October 07 - 11, 2019 | Online Only 12pm-5pm EST | 2 CEUs Category A

NSCA Virtual Personal Training Conference

Schedule - Times Listed are EASTERN TIME

Event Itinerary - Monday, October 7 - Times listed are ET
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Full-Split Training: The Best of Both Worlds
by Jim Stoppani, PhD
  1. Identify the benefits and drawbacks of Full Body vs. Split Body Part training programs.
  2. Describe how combining Full Body and Split Body Part training methods can simultaneously result in muscle growth and body fat losses.
  3. Design programs to incorporate both Full Body and Split Body Part training methods.
1:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Performance Recovery System (lecture & practical)
by John Rusin, DPT, PT, CSCS
  1. Learn how to differentiate soft tissue work used for pre-training from those used for recovery and regeneration.
  2. Learn how to utilize mobility, stretching and flow to spark the recovery process.
  3. Conceptualize the power of concentric emphasized power drills in it’s relation to recovery.
  4. Be able to implement positional parasympathetic breathing post-training to reduce sympathetic response.
  5. Use the entire Performance Recovery System to help recover more optimally between workouts.
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Breathe Well to Move Well (practical)
by PJ Nestler, CSCS
  1. Breathing is the foundation of life and how we breathe influences every system in the body.
  2. If we can't control our breathing then our breathing will control us.
  3. When we can learn to optimize our breathing we can enhance the health, performance, recovery and longevity of any client. 
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Force Vector Training (lecture)
by Bret Contreras, PhD, CSCS,*D
  1. Understand the principle of force vector training
  2. List the different vectors seen in sports and the weight room
  3. Design programs containing exercises to strengthen the various vectors
Event Itinerary - Tuesday, October 8 - Times listed are ET
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Making Money in the Fitness Industry
by Thomas Plummer
  1. The listeners will have a plan about making money beyond their current careers.

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1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
How to Write a Simple Business Plan That Turns Your Fitness Passion into Profit
by Sean Greeley
  1. How to define what your success looks like as a business owner (and why this matters)
  2. Keys to differentiating your business from the competition (so prospects would be fools to do business with anyone but you!)
  3. How to write a simple fitness business plan to achieve your goals (to get and keep yourself on track without getting confused or overwhelmed).
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
1000 New Instagram Followers a Day... and Counting
by Bret Contreras

How do you build an international brand and generate a following by hundreds of thousands? Dr. Bret Contreras, NSCA Board Member and better known as “The Glute Guy”, shares his principles for leveraging Instagram to drive his business channels. Find out what it takes to lead in the social media scene and how to avoid common mistakes.

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Secrets of Quality Revenue, Retention and Referrals
by Michelle Blakely, NSCA-CPT
  1. Understand and be able to articulate the differences and importance of revenue, retention and referrals in the health of a fitness professional's career or studio success and impact on clients.
  2. Acquire and understand a minimum of three simple and powerful changes to current business structure that can improve current revenue, retention rate and/or number and quality of referrals.
  3. Increase ability to evaluate and improve income, positive client experiences and community building by conscientiously tending to these three categories.
Event Itinerary - Wednesday, October 9 - Times listed are ET
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Cadavers in Motion - Shoulder & Arms
by Grove Higgins, CSCS
  1. Be able to better identify specific muscular and joint anatomy.
  2. Be able to properly understand the biomechanics of specific anatomy pertinent to physical training.
  3. Be able to better understand and discuss anatomy as it pertains to training with clients as well as health practitioners.
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Cadavers in Motion - Torso, Back & Neck
by Grove Higgins, CSCS
  1. Be able to better identify specific muscular and joint anatomy.
  2. Be able to properly understand the biomechanics of specific anatomy pertinent to physical training.
  3. Be able to better understand and discuss anatomy as it pertains to training with clients as well as health practitioners.
2:25 PM - 3:55 PM
Cadavers in Motion - Hips & Legs
by Grove Higgins, CSCS
  1. Be able to better identify specific muscular and joint anatomy.
  2. Be able to properly understand the biomechanics of specific anatomy pertinent to physical training.
  3. Be able to better understand and discuss anatomy as it pertains to training with clients as well as health practitioners.
Event Itinerary - Thursday, October 10 - Times listed are ET
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
CBD - Useful Nutritional Supplement or All Hype? (lecture)
by Mike Nelson, PhD, CSCS,*D
  1. What is CBD and where does it come from?
  2. What to do (aka practical points) - Starting points / how to test (n=1) based on the current research?

 

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Gender Differences in Response to Pre-Exercise Stimulants (lecture)
by Lonnie Lowery, PhD
  1. Describe two reasons why women may differ in response to pre-exercise dietary stimulants.
  2. List at least three ways women have been compared to men when combining coffee/ caffeine and resistance exercise performance.
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Carbohydrate Periodization for Performance (Lecture)
by Mike Nelson, PhD, CSCS,*D
  1. Learn the research about carbohydrates enhancing performance.
  2. Why restricting carbs may be beneficial also.
  3. How to use a long term template to use both methods.
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Intermittent Fasting: Pros and Cons (lecture)
by Jim Stoppani, PhD
  1. Describe the two main styles of IF and their respective differences.
  2. Identify the benefits and drawbacks of IF for promoting body fat loss and building muscle mass.
  3. Identify how to adapt IF to begin to incorporate into your clients’ daily lives.
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Optimizing Protein Intake for Exercising Vegetarians (lecture)
by Lonnie Lowery, PhD
  1. Identify complete and incomplete protein foods as well as measures of protein quality as they pertain to vegetarians.
  2. Describe options for protein dosing and timing depending on the food source.
Event Itinerary - Friday, October 11 - Times listed are ET
12:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Squat & Deadlift Assessment: Hip(s) to be Square (lecture & practical)
by Tony Gentilcore, CSCS
  1. Discuss anatomical variances and why everyone should not be expected to squat and deadlift the same way.
  2. Understand the significance of a Passive vs. Active assessment and how that will help dictate programming considerations.
2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Power Training for the Altered Athlete (lecture & practical)
by David Otey, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
  1. Create a baseline of what injuries or scenarios may yield alternative training protocols
  2. How altering exercises can adjust biomechanical demand
  3. How to program appropriately for the client in question
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
How to Safely Train and Program for the Shoulder Joint (practical)
by Lee Boyce, CPT
  1. To develop a better understanding of shoulder anatomy and complex biomechanics.
  2. To safely implement proper modifications/substitutes for contraindicated movements regarding the shoulder

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