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CPTN Conference 2012 Session Information

Thursday, May 31, 2012 Preconference Sessions

PC1: Using Research for Decision Making (L)

Dr. Trevor Cottrell, PhD, CSCS

How do you decide which supplement to buy? Which training protocol is best? The information age has increased the volume of information and misinformation flowing through the fitness industry. Research can sometimes help guide you through this information jungle. This workshop has 2 objectives: 1) To provide an overview of Internet search strategies for finding peer-reviewed research articles on a variety of topics. Some web-based researching strategies will be discussed using scenarios that every trainer can relate to. 2) To develop a strategy for analyzing research articles in order to better understand what the research means to practitioners in the field.

Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM / Fee: $99 + HST member; $149 + HST non-member / CECs: CPTN-4, NSCA-0.4, OFC-4

PC2: Reconditioning a Dysfunctional Squat Pattern (L)

Steve Lidstone, BKin, CSCS, CAT (C), NCCP

Fact: In a group of 15-20 athletes from a wide variety of sports, 75% of them are unable to squat without dysfunction or pain. Interested in learning how to correct this problem? This interactive workshop addresses screening, assessment and reconditioning of a dysfunctional squat pattern. In the first hour, participants will learn how to recognize correct and incorrect squatting mechanics via video analysis and practical assessment sessions. In the second hour, participants will then be taught how to screen and determine common pathologies and locations of restrictions/limitations related to squatting. The third hour will be spent correcting a dysfunctional squat using exercise and creating awareness regarding how to create a referral system for treatment.

Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM / Fee: $99 + HST member; $149 + HST non-member / CECs: CPTN-4, NSCA-0.4, OFC-4

PC3: CPTN Yoga Level 3: Yoga for Athletes and Personal Trainers (WS)

Michael Chapman, RYT, CPTN-CPT, CPTN-CYS

Serious athletes understand that muscle balance and flexibility are key components to remaining injury free. Originally created by local yoga guru Caron Shepley, this program is specifically designed to increase strength, flexibility and muscle balance in athletes. This seven-hour workshop, which is geared to demonstrating how a trainer can incorporate yoga into client’s training sessions, will include a brief history of yoga, basic theory of pranayama and asana practice, discussion about different types of yoga, the practice of sun salutations and other warm ups, the practice of specific postures, and explanations of how athletes in specific sports might benefit from this type of yoga practice.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear and bring a yoga mat.

Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM / Fee: $169 + HST member; $219 + HST non-member / CECs: CPTN-7, NSCA-0.7, OFC-7

PC4: FKCI™ Ultimate Cross Training (WS)

Ross O’Donnell, BA, CPT

With athletes from many sports drawn to MMA-style training, FKCI™ has created a system that adapts MMA conditioning to cross-training. Learn challenging drills for maximum-intensity cardio conditioning—with and without resistance and reaction—to improve stability, agility and athletic performance. Discover an unlimited number of traditional strength and conditioning exercises in an innovative sequence with both isolation and compound functionality. This is truly a portable, inexpensive, no-fuss system that can be carried in your gym bag and accommodate 20+ participants, including all you need from warm up to cool-down!

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear.

Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM / Fee: $169 + HST member; $219 + HST non-member / CECs: CPTN-7, NSCA-0.7, OFC-7

PC5: How to Breathe for Improved Health, Muscle Mass, Strength or Endurance (WS)

Karsten Jensen, MSc, CPTN-CPT.M, CHEK Practitioner L2, CHEK HLC L3

Breathing might be the most versatile, cost-effective and easy-to-use method of strategically regulating the body’s physiology to create instant changes in energy levels, flexibility, strength and endurance. In this seven-hour workshop you will learn the physiology of breathing, how to master the various exercises yourself, the fastest ways to teach these exercises to your athletes and clients, and how these exercises and techniques fit into an overall training program. After this workshop, you will master 15 breathing exercises to increase energy, decrease stress (including how to breathe during sport competition), coordinate the left and the right side of the brain, improve digestion, flatten the abdominal wall, improve flexibility, improve muscle mass, improve maximal strength and improve endurance.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear.

Time: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM / Fee: $169 + HST member; $219 + HST non-member / CECs: CPTN-7, NSCA-0.7, OFC-7

PC6: Sandbag Training (WS)

Dr. Trevor Cottrell, PhD, CSCS

Sandbag training is a simple and cost-effective way to implement fitness and athletic performance programming at a relatively low cost to a large group with minimal technical instruction. Their irregular shapes and instability of load offer a unique challenge to full-body or isolation training. Movement tempo can be varied to maximize hypertrophy, metabolic conditioning or power development, and through the varied use of complex muscle movements a full-body workout can be achieved quickly and efficiently. Despite these benefits there are also limitations to sandbag training. This workshop will examine the theory and practice of sandbag training and provide participants with the skills necessary to create their own novel sandbag training routines.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear.

Time: 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM / Fee: $99 + HST member; $149 + HST non-member / CECs: CPTN-4, NSCA-0.4, OFC-7

Friday, June 1, 2012 Sessions

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

FR1A FKCI™ TCB (Total Condition Body) Training (WS)

FKCI™ Team

This workshop introduces total body conditioning in 30 minutes. Studies indicate that the most common reason clients identify for not exercising is time, and the second-most common reason is boredom with traditional programs. Take those excuses away. Experience intense conditioning training with free body and FKCI™ Ultimate Conditioning bag drills. Feel your muscles burn as you maneuver the FKCI™ Ultimate Conditioning weighted conditioning bags through a variety of exercises for a full-body fighting-fit workout. Cardio and strength training exercises as well as a TCB quick rope circuit will be demonstrated.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear.

FR1B Conditioning Approaches to Off-Season Hockey (L)

Adam Douglas, BPHE (Honours), BA, CEP, CSCS

Conditioning for a hockey player has progressed beyond just prescribing bike sprints for shift simulation work. Hockey is far more complex than simply conditioning athletes to mirror the demands of a 45-second shift. You will learn strategies and approaches to program for a full off-season of hockey conditioning beyond a two-mile run and 45-second bike sprints.

FR1C Exercise Analysis (WS)

Paul Aspinall, BPE, MES, CPTN-CPT

Enjoy and learn from an in-depth discussion and practical demonstration of the major movement patterns performed by the body. Master skills to evaluate specific client needs based on the exercise assessments most suitable for individual movements. Topics will focus on common movement patterns, corrective exercises and muscle limitation assessments. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the bones and skeletal tissue as it relates to exercise. Building on this information, we will discuss the muscles and muscle tissue by analyzing specific exercises that result in more precise client programming.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear.

9:45 AM to 11:00 AM

FR2A Victory Loves Preparation: How to Squeeze More Training Effect Out of Warm Up Time (WS)

Karsten Jensen, MSc, CPTN-CPT.M, CHEK Practitioner L2, CHEK HLC L3

As multiple new warm up strategies like foam rolling and dynamic mobility enter our profession, our challenge is no longer to come up with something to do in the general warm up but rather to systematically choose and periodize the best strategies for each athlete/client or each team for both a general warm up and a specific warm up. In this workshop you will learn the attitude of making the warm up about more than "getting warm," the five factors to guide the content of a general warm up, eight key areas (exercise types) for a general warm up, four different warm up templates for the general warm up, how to periodize a general warm up over a day, a week and several months, and how to create optimal synergy between the general warm up and the training program. While not the main purpose of the workshop, many different exercises will be shown.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear.

FR2B Long-Term Athlete Development (L)

Chris Chapman, BKin Hon, CSCS, CEP, NCCP

Canadian Sport for Life (LTAD) is a model created to promote physical literacy and activity for life in an effort to battle the ongoing obesity epidemic. This model also applies to high performance sport, scientifically developing youth from the playground to the podium. This lecture is an introduction to long-term athlete development and will focus on general training concepts for ages 0-16 such as fundamental movement skills, peak-height velocity and using the windows of trainability.

FR2C Bodyssey: An Epic Journey of Transformation (L)

Jeff Boris, BPHE (Honours), CPTN-CPT.M

When it comes to personal training you don’t just have a job, you live a lifestyle! Explore how living the life and looking the part can transform you and your business. In a very candid, revealing discussion, Jeff shares his "bodyssey" of turning the sudden and unexpected recent loss of his brother into a personal and professional transformation with winning his first physique competition and qualifying for the World Naturals Bodybuilding Championships. This discussion takes a fresh look at training methodology, nutrition, and supplementation to create the most dramatic transformations with additional insights into personal beliefs, motivation and mission.

11:15 AM to 12:30 PM

FR3A Thai Massage Stretches for Personal Trainers (WS)

Celeste Shirley, Hon BA Kin

In this interactive workshop you will learn how to use Thai massage stretches to lengthen your client’s muscles, release muscle soreness and mobilize their joints. Thai massage stretches are done on your client’s exercise mats and are a gentle yet powerful way to assist clients with improved sport performance as well as osteoporosis, arthritis, scoliosis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, repetitive strain injuries and muscle pain.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear.

FR3B 10 Tips for Personal Trainers for Better Risk Management (L)

Gary Pitts, BA, BCL, CGFI, CGFP

More change has occurred in the fitness industry in the last three years than in the previous thirty years. The rapid evolution of this new unregulated profession has had a major impact on legal and risk management concerns for personal trainers. This session will demystify some prevalent risk management concerns. Participants will be provided with practical advice to obviate risk management issues and to improve their professionalism as personal trainers.

FR3C Breathe Into Motion® Power Yoga (WS)

Michael Chapman, RYT, CPTN-CPT, CPTN-CYS

This program is an example of how yoga can be practiced as an intense workout. Modelled after elements of various yoga styles and compiled in a logical progression based on principles of exercise science, this workshop separates the boot camp approach to yoga from the rest and relaxation approach. Scientific information on the practice of yoga will be included in the directives while you enjoy one of the toughest workouts available in the yoga world.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear.

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Lunch break. please bring lunch or visit one of the local eateries.

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

FR4A FKCI™ Cardio Cross-Training (WS)

FKCI™ Team

Learn cardio training techniques from warm up to maximum-intensity conditioning with and without resistance and reaction to improve stability, agility and athletic performance. Proper technique and deployment of the drills will be demonstrated for use with clients of all fitness and skill levels. Learn multidirectional forward, backward and lateral movement drills along with reaction drills in standing and crawling positions as they apply to mixed martial arts. Strength training techniques will allow you to discover how an extremely versatile piece of equipment can be used for a virtually unlimited number of innovative strength and conditioning exercises in a progressive sequence with isolation and compound functionality.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear.

FR4B Athlete Preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games (L)

Chris Chapman, BKin Hon, CSCS, CEP, NCCP

This presentation will provide insight into the physical preparation of national team athletes from a variety of sports for the 2012 London Olympics. Topics will include testing and movement screening, planning and periodization, training techniques, monitoring of performance and fatigue, and recovery strategies.

FR4C Show Me the Money: Getting Your Business Launched! (L)

Andre Leitert, BA

This lecture will focus on selling your business idea and the various financing options available to start your business. It will review the pros and cons of the options that exist along with tax and business operating implications. Participants will leave with the knowledge of various private and government programs available and will feel comfortable with the options available to finance a new business or find growth financing for an existing business.

2:45 PM to 4:00 PM

FR5A Partner Yoga (WS)

Celeste Shirley, BKin (Hon)

In this interactive workshop you will practice poses that can be done by beginner, intermediate and advanced yogis (and yoginis!). You will learn how to demonstrate the poses effectively and sensitize clients to learn to work with their partner safely to experience folly, fun and fitness.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear and bring a yoga mat.

FR5B Patellofemoral Syndrome: The Bane of Bipeds (WS)

Kevin Duguay, Sports Rehabilitation Specialist

This practical seminar will focus on the causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment of this condition. We will take a hands-on approach to assessing knees with soft tissue palpation and examining patellar tracking, and will discuss the implications of the Q angle. We will look at the role of footwear and orthotics in correcting biomechanical factors. Participants will learn practical exercises for clients and will manually explore the role of the ITB.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear shorts to this seminar.

FR5C More Than Calories In, Calories Out: How Sleep, Stress, and Dieting Can Impact Weight Loss (L)

Jennifer Sygo, MSc, RD

Emerging evidence suggests that the traditional model of "calories in, calories out" for weight and fat loss may have important limitations. This session will examine some of the environmental, social and physiological factors that can influence our client’s abilities to lose weight. Particular attention will be paid to the role that sleep, stress and dieting can have on food preferences, hormonal milieu and metabolism as well as their ultimate impact on weight and body composition.

4:15 PM to 5:30 PM

FR6A FKCI™ Strength Cross-Training (WS)

FKCI™ Team

Exercises and drills will be demonstrated for strength and conditioning of all muscle groups, from the upper and lower body to the all-important core! Traditional exercises in some cases eliminate the critical factors of balance and dynamic changes in resistance. Conditioning exercises applicable to sports such as baseball, football, basketball, hockey, lacrosse and MMA will be demonstrated. Recognizing the functional benefits of cross-training, this session will provide innovative strength training and flexibility exercises. Imagine developing a program for personal training, group/team training, boot camp training, athlete training, cross-training and sport-specific training for both indoors and outdoors for 20+ participants and carry all the equipment in your gym bag!

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear.

FR6B Factoring Injury Prevention Into the Weight Room and Onto the Field/Ice/Court (WS)

Rodney Wilson, BPHE (Honours), BA

This workshop will teach you how to factor the most common injuries in a variety of sports into weight room programs, on-field warm ups, speed/agility sessions and cool-down sessions. We will discuss the prevalence of specific injuries in women’s sports compared to men’s sports, screen for the risk of injury among participants, and then factor all of that into the training we cover.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear.

FR6C Breathe Into Motion® Yoga for Improving Range of Motion (WS)

Michael Chapman, RYT, CPTN-CPT, CPTN-CYS

This informative and interactive workshop will differentiate between stretching muscle tissues versus molding and reshaping connective tissues. The concepts covered will apply to fitness and sports, and will directly impact performance. The knowledge you will collect in both an informative and experiential manner will give you a unique perspective from which to design programming for your clients.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear and bring a yoga mat.

Saturday, June 2, 2012 – Conference Sessions

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

SA1A The Deck 101 (WS)

Sandy Irwin, BA, CPT, CFS

For optimum health and performance gains, a training program needs to be balanced and should include separate cardio, resistance and flexibility components. The Reebok Deck enables these three essential cornerstones of fitness to be achieved in a single workout. This workshop outlines the basics of using the multipurpose Reebok Deck and its numerous configurations, including the deck for cardio and weight loss, the bench and seat options for strength and power training, and resistance tube locations positioned around the deck to assist with stretching and toning exercises.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear.

SA1B Program Planning: How To Put Your Ideas on Paper (L)

Rodney Wilson, BPHE (Honours), BA

This lecture will teach you how to set out an effective training program for athletes from a variety of sports. We will discuss the specific needs of the sport/position/athlete and formulate an effective approach to the weight room, the field and recovery. Gaining an understanding of program layout and design is essential if you want athletes to commit to training with you.

SA1C Mindfulness and the Body (WS)

Jess Koffman, BSc, MA

This course is an introduction to mindfulness of the body—what mindfulness is, the many benefits it brings, and how it is applied in our exercise, strength training and in our daily lives. There will be a short lecture and then a guided meditation that will help bring more awareness into the body and give attendees guidance on how to strengthen concentration, release tension and learn more about the body directly through one’s own experience as opposed to conceptual knowledge and information.

9:45 AM to 11:00 AM

SA2A Movement Training for First-Step Quickness (WS)

Steve Lidstone, BKin, CSCS, CAT (C), NCCP

Speed kills. This interactive workshop will provide the tools necessary to assess, train and develop first-step quickness and acceleration. Participants will learn how to recognize proper mechanics (BOS/COG/angles/levers/breath), patterns (movement skills in multiple directions) and methods (strength, power, plyometrics (special strength) programming) used to enhance speed for athletes and clients in all sport.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear.

SA2B Dangerous Liaisons: Comfort Food (L)

Dr. Vera Taraman, MD, MSc, FCFP, CASAM, ABAM

Do you wonder why clients following your workout routine still don’t lose weight? Have you suggested a healthy diet that your clients are determined to follow only to find that they keep slipping back into eating junk food? This workshop will help you understanding why food provides the comfort that it does and why particular foods provide so much comfort that they are as compelling, indeed as addictive, as drugs.

SA2C Breathe Into Motion® Yoga for Balance and Stabilizer Strength (WS)

Michael Chapman, RYT, CPTN-CPT, CPTN-CYS

Yoga is unique in its close attention to the connection between breathing, the nervous system and muscle function, all of which impact balance. See how these linked systems work together to give athletes an edge in training for competition. The concept of strengthening the supporting stabilizers to provide better control of prime movers will be the focus of the workshop. You will receive advanced new tools for training your clients that will enhance their overall performance.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear and bring a yoga mat.

11:15 AM to 12:30 PM

SA3A 2 for 1: Creative Solutions for Semi-Private Personal Training (WS)

Deanna Lawson-Langford, BA, CPTN-CPT, OFC-TFL

This session will give trainers effective ideas to address the challenges of simultaneously training clients with different goals and fitness levels during semi-private personal training (two clients working with one trainer). Trainers will take away excellent ideas for organization, time management and motivating exercises!

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear.

SA3B Developing a Strength Performance Centre on a Budget (L)

Dr. Trevor Cottrell, PhD, CSCS

Sometimes things do not have to be expensive to be good. This lecture provides a tour through the process of developing a Wrestling Canada training centre on a budget of $3000. Although expensive high-end equipment has its advantages it is not always necessary in the development of effective performance training protocols for athlete training. In this lecture participants will be provided with options to consider when growing their performance training programs.

SA3C Watching the Mind (WS)

Jess Koffman, BSc, MA

Why is lasting happiness so elusive? We have all chosen a worthwhile profession and have reached many goals, training and otherwise, and yet a feeling of incompleteness still lingers in the background: we feel we must still accomplish more. This lecture and meditation is designed to bring attention to some of the deeper questions and show how answers can be found within oneself by becoming aware of one’s own mind.

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Lunch and Keynote Panel

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2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

SA4A Kamagon Kore (WS)

Sandy Irwin, BA, CPT, CFS

The Kamagon Ball uses water to create an unstable resistance that increases core strength and stability during exercise, filling the gap in the functional training market. By utilizing Hydro-Inertia™ technology found in the Kamagon Ball, you take away the limitations of products that are only able to address postural instability. With the Kamagon Ball you are able to work instability throughout a full range of motion in routines that engage your entire body. Thanks to the unique qualities and efficiency of Hydro-Inertia™, recruit all of your core muscles through isometric and dynamic exercises that hit your core from every angle.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear.

SA4B Cervico-Thoracic Dysfunction: The Implication of Texting and Computers on Our Posture and the Brachial Plexus (L)

Kevin Duguay, Sports Rehabilitation Specialist

This seminar will focus on the practical aspect of postural assessment and how the technological age is changing the skeletal system to the detriment of human functions. Thoracic outlet syndrome and rotator cuff impingement syndrome will be investigated in regards to how posture is implicated in these conditions. Hands-on palpation and practical exercises that can be administered by a personal trainer will be discussed and practiced to demonstrate their benefit in correcting these conditions. Finally, a practical home program recipe will be provided to ensure the success of your program in a proactive approach to maintaining long-term relationships with your clients.

SA4C The Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card (L)

Jennifer Cowie Bonne, MSc, BA

The Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card is a communications and advocacy tool developed to increase awareness and facilitate solutions to increase the dangerously low physical activity levels of Canadian children and youth. The report card includes a summary of Canadian research and gives letter grades on 12 different indicators such as physical activity levels, school, family, community, the built environment and policy. This workshop will provide participants with an overview of the report card and related materials that can be used to inform practice and support communication and advocacy efforts at the local level.

3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

SA5A Preparation and Recovery for Team and Individual Training Sessions (WS)

Steve Lidstone, BKin, CSCS, CAT (C), NCCP

Interested in truly reducing injury and enhancing performance and recovery in your athletes/clients? This interactive workshop will provide a hands-on approach to the required components of a proper warm up and coo-down for individual and team settings. Whether you train recreational athletes/weekend warriors or pro/national-level athletes, we as humans all require similar prep, prehab and recovery methods to optimize our training sessions and prepare for the next one.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear.

SA5B Do Hormone Levels Predict Fat Gains, Loss and Training Adaptation?: Demystifying the Hype (L)

Dr. Trevor Cottrell, PhD, CSCS

There is no doubt that hormones play an important role in regulating diet, weight loss, and training adaptation, however, many in the fitness industry have distorted the facts surrounding our endocrine function and how it regulates these processes. This past decade has seen a growth in hormone hype and many courses, books and certifications have been developed on the topic. Unfortunately, many of these sources are tinted with bias focused on selling product and misinformation. This lecture will examine some of the misinformation surrounding this topic and will provide trainers with a critical viewpoint for decision making.

SA5C Breathe Into Motion® Yoga Meditation for Athletic Performance (WS)

Michael Chapman, RYT, CPTN-CPT, CPTN-CYS

Yoga offers many tools to harness one’s mind in order to attain high levels of physical skill. Visualization meditation techniques and the breath-mind connection will be discussed. An eight-limbed approach to meditation and its relevance to athletic performance will be discussed, and this unique perspective can be passed on to your clients. No exercise gear is necessary.

Legend

  • WS – indicates a workshop session that consists of both lecture and practical applications
  • L – indicates a lecture session