Foundations of Upper Body Conditioning with Brian Justin

Foundations of Upper Body Conditioning with Brian Justin


It can be confusing on how to approach upper body conditioning with your clients.  Most times fitness professionals start with strengthening and hope for the best.  It is important that fitness professionals have a systematic approach to assessing the upper body, corrective exercises that match the assessment results and a detailed program structure in order to get maximal and rapid results for the upper body. If you are looking for an active and practical course, where you will leave with a comprehensive upper body assessment, an expansive list of corrective exercises and training techniques to increase your success training the upper body.


– How to perform a structural and movement assessment of the upper body
– Quick screens to identify dysfunctional joints and muscles of the upper body
– Connecting corrective exercises with dysfunctions found in the upper body assessment
– Simple and fast tubing exercises that your clients can do anywhere for upper body injury prevention
– Why to perform a dynamic warm-up prior to upper body exercises
– Effective modifications to common upper body exercises to prevent joint irritation
– How to implement the foundations of upper body conditioning into your current client programs
– Functional Anatomy of the upper body
This course is for fitness professionals looking to bridge the gap between theory learned  to application in the real world clients.  The technical level will be at a beginning to intermediate fitness professional.  This this will be an active and practical course, wear active gear.  No jeans.
LOCATION: Douglas College – New Westminster, BC
ROOM: 1630
DATES: TBA – 8:45 am to 5:00 pm (7 contact hours)


– $149 plus GST – pre-registration, prior to
– $189 plus GST – late registration, after
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Course fee includes comprehensive and detailed course manual.


Brian Justin, MHK, CEP, CSCS
Brian is currently a Kinesiology Lab Instructor at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford. He earned his Masters and Bachelor degrees from the University of British Columbia. Brian’s areas of concentration are exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, injury management, ergonomics, and exercise testing and prescription.  He is a Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) through CSEP. Additionally Brian is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, CSEP- Certified Personal Trainer, CHEK Level 1 Practitioner (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiologist) and NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist. Brian’s clientele has ranged from post-rehabilitation to recreational and varsity athletes and everything in between. Besides teaching students and training clients, he currently authors manuals and articles. He has contributed to 4 chapters in Human Kinetics Publisher’s book Foundations of Professional Personal Training. Brian is the past Chair of CSEP-BC.  He is passionate about spreading the word on the benefits of physical activity for health, performance, and injury prevention.


Rick Kaselj – MS, BSc, PK, CPT, CEP, CES
Rick Kaselj specializes in exercise rehabilitation, post-rehab, active rehabilitation, exercise therapy and corrective exercise. He works in one-on-one and group rehabilitation settings, training people who have been injured at work, in car accidents and during sport activities. His clients and group exercise participants include a wide variety of individuals from healthy and special populations.  Rick has given over 233 presentations to 4531 fitness professionals and consumers across Canada while continuing to work in rehabilitation centers, physiotherapy clinics, fitness clubs and personal training studios.  Rick recently completed his Masters of Science degree focusing on corrective exercise and therapeutic exercise for the rotator cuff.  To reach Rick or learn about his exercise rehabilitation courses please visit


8:45 am – 10:00 am – Functional anatomy of the upper body
10:00 am-11:00 am – Structural Assessment of the upper body
11:00 am – 11:15 am – Break
11:15 am – 12:30 pm – Quick Screen and Movement assessment of the upper body
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm – Lunch
1:15 pm – 3:00 pm – Corrective and Resistive Exercises
3:00 – 3:10 pm – Quick Break
3:10 pm – 4:00 pm – Dynamic warm up for the upper body
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Effective modifications to common exercises and how to implement this information in your current program design scheme
** Participants – if you have your own yoga/stretch mat and foam roller, please bring it with you to class.

Rick Kaselj, MS