July 13-14
Chalk It Up Strength
7981 Old Redwood Hwy Suite J, Cotati, CA 94931

CPC Cotati VIP Pricing

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Date of Event:

  • July 13-14

  • 8am - 4pm both days.

    • *times subject to change

Location:

7981 Old Redwood Hwy Suite J, Cotati, CA 94931

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The ClinicalAthlete Powerlifting Coach certification is a direct extension of the core ClinicalAthlete mission: Bridging the gap between medical practice and athletic performance.

Upon successful completion, attendees will earn the designation of Certified ClinicalAthlete Powerlifting Coach, which entails proficiency in understanding how to screen, improve movement through corrective strategies, and transition a client, athlete or themselves through the spectrum of Powerlifting from regressions and lateralizations to performance of the competition lifts.

The Certification

The Squat, Bench, and Deadlift are the pinnacle tests of maximal strength.  Research has also shown the vast benefit of strength training on lifespan, overall health, and performance.  Their simplicity and real-world carryover make them accessible to a large population.

That doesn’t mean lifting the most weight is easy.  Each lift has significant demands on the nervous system, movement and mobility, and recovery that is often overlooked by many lifters for the more immediate illusion of bigger weights.  When these principles are skipped, progress can stall and injury risk can increase, making long term success more challenging.

Through years of clinical practice and coaching, John has seen that all before.  The (CPC) Certification will teach you everything you need to know to avoid these setbacks or help manage your patients through them.  Over the course of two days, you will learn:

  • The unique mobility and stability demands of the Squat, Bench, and Deadlift: lift by lift, position by position, and body part by body part.

  • Specific topics, like ankle mobility, stretching and tightness, anterior pelvic tilt, and scapular mechanics, among many others.

  • Proper breathing mechanics and why they are important for establishing optimal posture and positions to master the Power lifts.

  • Screening and assessment protocol for each phase of the lifts and what these outcomes mean in the context of the movements themselves.

  • Corrective programming to conquer mobility and stability limitations and establish proficiency in the lifts.

  • Hands-on training to apply these techniques for yourself and coach them to your clients.

This certification is tailored to the clinician, coach, trainer or fitness enthusiast (hello, Crossfit!) who wants to learn how to build the right foundation to make Powerlifting a mainstay in their own training or that of their clients

CPC COURSE CURRICULUM: 

This certification is tailored to the clinician, coach, trainer or fitness enthusiast (hello, Crossfit!) who wants to learn how to build the right foundation to make Powerlifting a mainstay in their own training or that of their clients


Day 1

8:00am - 9:00am: Introductions and Topic 1 and 2

  • Introduction

    • Terms and Concepts

    • Powerlifing History

  • Mobility/Stability Continuum and Motor Skill  Aquisition

    • The nervous system as “central processor”

    • Mobility is more than flexibility.

9:00am - 10:00am: Topic 2

The Powerlifts: Execution, Guidelines, and Movement Variability

  • Basic Concepts

  • Squat

    • Set Up

    • Execution

    • Common Errors

  • Bench

    • Set Up

    • Execution

    • Common Errors

  • Deadlift

    • Set up

    • Execution

    • Common Errors

10:00am - 10:15am: Morning Break

10:15am - 11:00am:Topic 4/Lab 1

  • Movement Variability

    • Destabilize to Stabilize

  • Bracing Progressions

    • Positions of Threat

  • Positional Drills Lab

11:00am - 12:00pm  Topic 5/Lab 2

  • Lift Specific Progressions (Lecture and Lab)

    • Squat

    • Bench

    • Deadlift

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch Break

1:00pm - 1:45pm:Topic 6

Movement Assessment and Injury Risk Reduction

  • What does the evidence say about movement screens.

  • Continual Assessment

  • Training Load Managment

1:45pm - 3:00pm Topic 7 Lab 3

Lift Assessment for Powerlifters

  • Top Down Approach

  • Squat

  • Bench

  • Deadlift

3:00pm - 3:15pm: Afternoon Break

3:15pm - 4:15pm: Topic 8 Lab 4

Building Healthy Strength Athletes

  • Continue to build common language

  • Research and principles of physiology and programming.

  • Long term vs. Short Term Process

  • Law of Individual Difference

  • Managing Training Load revisited

  • Case Study

Day 2

8:00am - 8:30am: Review/Q and A from previous day

8:30am - 10:00am Topic 9 Lab 5

Building the Big 3

  • Squat

    • Tiered progressions and regressions

      • Modify movement

      • Modify Training load

      • Identifying Triggers.

10:00am - 10:15am Morning Break

10:15am - 11:45am Topic 10 Lab 6

Building the Big 3

  • Bench

    • Tiered progressions and regressions

      • Modify movement

      • Modify Training load

      • Identifying Triggers.

11:45am - 1:00pm Lunch Break

1:00pm - 2:30pm Topic 11 Lab 7

Building the Big 3

  • Deadlift

    • Tiered progressions and regressions

      • Modify movement

      • Modify Training load

      • Identifying Triggers.

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Closing Remarks/ Final Q&A