Core Exercises and Concepts: Primal to Performance

Core Exercises Workshop Offered in Class

Core Exercises and ConceptsLet’s admit it, the word ‘core’ has been used and abused in recent years. Its definition has become convoluted and it has lost its true meaning. The reality is, we require the ability to meet the specific demands of our lifestyle regardless of the position we are in. This requires a combination of mobility and relative stiffness in order to provide the foundation necessary for optimal posture, force transfer, and injury reduction. This course has been developed from years of clinical experience working with back pained clients and uses the most up to date research. You will be introduced to a different perspective on core training through a simple, progressive system. Upon completion, you will have the skills necessary to program appropriate core exercises for anyone from post-natal or back pained clients to high-level athletes.

Course Information:

  • Date: Saturday, June 23 2018: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: RYU West 4th (1745 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M2)

Approved for Continuing Education Credits:

  • 8 BCRPA
  • 4 canfitpro
  • * All participants will receive a certificate of completion

Course Objectives:

  • Analyze the anatomy and function of the spine and core (musculature and subsystems)
    • Examine the role breath plays in core stabilization
    • Investigate the types and causes of back pain
    • Assess core musculature for weakness and imbalance
    • Identify four categories of core training and differentiate testing, requisites and exercise progressions
    • Explore core training categories to various exercise regressions/progressions
  • Apply core training concepts to current program design paradigm

Learning Outcomes:

  • Once completed, participants will be able to:
    • Describe the functional anatomy of the spinal stabilization system
    • Identify the forces acting on the spine and their role in back pain
    • Assess and correct breathing patterns
    • Recognize weakness and imbalance in core musculature through graded assessment
    • Categorize clients into one of four core training categories using simple tests
    • Demonstrate an ability to regress and progress numerous core exercises
    • Develop a training program that includes appropriate programming of core exercises

What to Bring/Wear:

  • Pen and notepad
  • Yoga mat (if you want/have one)
  • Water Bottle, lunch and snacks
  • Participants are required to wear athletic attire that is comfortable to train in. Please be advised that because a variety of floor-based movements will be performed, any clothing worn will be subject to some ‘wear and tear.’

Additional Information:

  • Materials will be handed out first thing in the morning. This hard copy can be used to take notes

Presenter Bio:

  • Adam Jongsma is the Owner and Director of Education Development for Kinetic Performance. Working as a clinical Kinesiologist and Strength and Conditioning Coach, Adam has worked with professional athletes from the NHL, NFL, CFL, SPL, and various amateur athletes and teams from the NCAA, CIS, and local grassroots organizations. His education and experience have enabled him to become a highly regarded leader in the movement education and personal trainer development field, having presented courses and conference sessions across North America. Adam believes training and rehabilitation should be evidence-based and experience-led, so his mission is to empower other fitness and allied health professionals to optimize movement and longevity by bridging the gap between research and practical application.
Core Concepts Poster (Infofit)

CEC Workshop

8 BCRPA, 4 CanFit Pro

Learn the skills to create appropriate core exercises for anyone from post-natal or back pained clients to high-level athletes.

Use the discount code Infofit2018 at checkout to receive 15% off