On day 1, when it hit the end of the day, I didn’t want the day to end. It did and I had to wait for day 2.
I was very excited for day 2 to start up.
After lunch, it was into his masters work. He talked about unstable training. He told us the truth when it comes to using all that balance equipment. He re-enforced that performing balance training in the rehabilitation client is very important. Outside of the rehabilitation client, the benefits of balance training are questionable. There maybe more benefit for upper body compared to the lower body, when working fit and performance clients. Some exercises he suggested were performing unilateral exercises that change the center of gravity (direction and location).
Later in the afternoon he went though a great presentation on “Maintaining a Training Effect in Spite of Injuries.” During the talk he talked about external and internal impingement. He compared the different times. It was great.
He also got talking about spondylolysis. It is one of the injuries that I go through in the Exercise Rehabilitation of the Lower Back course. He talked about intrinsic and extrinsic factors for spondylolysis. Some of the extrinsic factors was cigarette smoking, insufficient nutrition, footwear, inappropriate training and sporting discipline.
Once again, Eric over delivered. He did a bonus presentation on medicine ball training for athletes. I don’t do any much work with athletes but I got reminded of a few good exercises that I can use for my rehab clients and pick up a few new ones.
the course is done but the learning has not stopped. I got Eric’s course manual and I will go over it a few times this week, take more notes and review the exercises the has gone through.
If you could not make Eric’s presentation, make sure to block of December 11 & 12. I am bringing in another amazing international presenter.
Rick Kaselj, MS
Here are what a few people had said about the course:
“Eric was very thorough in his research while presenting the material in a very accessible manner. His insight into theshoulder assessment and corrective exercise was invaluable.” – Curb Ivanic of Ultra Fitness
“Eric has once ag
ain shown why he is a leader in his industry; thorough, clear and approachable.” – Ryan Jobs of Coastal Fitness Services
“Eric was very knowledgeable and down to earth. I found him enjoying and entertaining.” – Andrea Pasle
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If you just can’t get out to see Eric Cressey presenting. I would highly recommend his Assess & Correct DVD and Manual program. It is amazing and it will become you most used resources in your library.
Rick Kaselj, MS