Global Strength Summit

Global Strength Summit

Event Overview

Seminar: 15-16 February 2019

Workshops: 10-14 February

Location: Desert Barbell Sports Club

Desert Barbell is all about continuous learning and development. We want our members and community to have access to the very best content and education to help them grow and develop as athletes and as people.

As the first in a long series of educational events and seminars, we have invited some of the best strength coaches, athletes and educators to join us for a week long course to share their experiences and expertise.

Dubbed the ‘Global Strength Summit’ this member event will start with evening workshops that will take place during the week from 6PM-8PM that are free to attend for members. Non-members must pay the day rate to the Club to attend. There will be an open training session at the end of the week, followed by a full two days of mini workshops and technical content on the 15 & 16 February.

Speakers

Mike Tuchscherer
Owner and Head Coach
Reactive Training Systems (RTS)

Alexander Eriksson
Swedish National Team Athlete
Founder, AE Power

Bryce Lewisi
Strength Coach
The Strength Athlete LLC (TSA)

Jim Elli
Coach
Reactive Training Systems (RTS)

Natalie Hanson
Coach & Co-Founder
Beefpuff Barbell

Isabella Von Weissenberg
Swedish National Team Athlete
European & World Record Holder

Lars Berglund, PhD
Physical Therapist

Ryan Doris
Strength & Physique Coach

Why Attend?

This is a great opportunity to hear from leading researchers to current World Record holders in the world of Powerlifting.

  • As a coach or personal trainer – Stay up to date with the latest research and thinking around injuries, coaching methodologies and data that will help you to better manage your athletes
  • As a competitive athlete or casual lifter – optimize your training by learning how to improve your technique, improve recovery, manage injuries, overcome phycological barriers and more!

Agenda

Conference day 1, 15 February 2019
09:00 – 09:30Conference registration
09:00 – 09:30Welcome from Desert Barbell and overview
Patrik Hedqvist, Co-Founder, Desert Barbell
09:30 – 10:30Justified Training Choices
We know that individuals respond differently to training. We know that we need individualized plans. But how do you know what changes you need? How do you decide what’s “working” and what isn’t? There is a process for figuring it out. Mike Tuchscherer, Owner and Head Coach, Reactive Training Systems (RTS)
10:30 – 11:00Morning coffee break and networking
11:00 – 12:00Examining the coach-athlete relationship for barbell sports
We’ll explore the relationship between coach and athlete. How can things go wrong? How can we as coaches make ourselves better? Can we speak clearer and with more intention, facilitate the athlete’s attachment to their goals and pursuit of the sport at hand? Realizing our role in the development and experience of the athlete and how that develops is crucial to the success of the athlete. We’ll examine what the research says in broad terms on what is best for athletes and look individually at studies and dimensions of the coach-athlete relationship.
Bryce Lewis, Strength Coach, The Strength Athlete LLC (TSA)
12:00 – 13:00Adaptive Coaching: Bridging the Creative-Critical Gap
Most people start coaching wanting to be “correct” they want to know everything and minimize uncertainty as much as possible. However, the biggest mistake most coaches make is that they resort to research and studies to help them make decisions. They call themselves “evidence based” which can create weaknesses in the coach. Evidence based turns into “If it’s not on PubMed then why would we do this?” To fix this potential fallacy, my presentation will focus on practical application to becoming a better coach through fully engaging and embracing the creative/critical problem-solving process.
Jim Elli, Coach, Reactive Training Systems (RTS)
13:00 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 15:00Injuries in powerlifting – current research and practical applications
In this session Lars will summarize current research on injuries in powerlifting with special attention to practical application of research findings. The talk will include answers to the following questions: What is a powerlifting injury? How common are injuries in powerlifting? What are the most commonly described injuries? Are there any specific risk factors for injuries? Does lifting technique influence risk of injury? To conclude, Lars will present some preliminary results from his clinical studies on powerlifters. The session will end with time for questions.
Lars Berglund, PhD, Physical Therapist
15:00 – 16:00Different Perspective on Powerlifting Technique”
Alexander presents the model he uses to identify, explain, and solve technique details for powerlifting performance. The model has a fundamental perspective on powerlifting technique and can thus be applied on all three lifts. Furthermore, the model can be used both to resolve technique issues, but also to fine-tune an already good powerlifting technique.
Alexander Eriksson, Swedish National Team Athlete, Coach, AE Power
16:00 – 16:30Afternoon coffee break
16:30 – 17:00Closing panel
An opportunity to ask questions and interact with the speakers of the day.
Mike Tuchscherer, Owner and Head Coach, Reactive Training Systems (RTS)
Bryce Lewis, Strength Coach, The Strength Athlete LLC (TSA)
Jim Elli, Coach, Reactive Training Systems (RTS)
Lars Berglund, PhD, Physical Therapist
Alexander Eriksson, Swedish National Team Athlete, Coach, AE Power
Conference day 2, 16 February 2019
08:00 – 09:00Conference registration
09:00 – 09:30Welcome from Desert Barbell and overview of day one
Patrik Hedqvist, Co-Founder, Desert Barbell
09:30 – 10:30The mental side of training
Isabella takes a turn from physical side of training and talks us through the mental side of training. We explore how important the mind can be for short and long term performance.
Isabella Von Weissenberg, Swedish National Team Athlete, European & World Record Holder
10:30 – 11:00Morning coffee break and networking
11:00 – 12:00Nuances of Coaching the Female Lifter
Natalie discusses the differences (emotional, physical, biological) between the female and male experience in strength training and how coaches can best serve female athletes
Natalie Hanson, Coach & Co-Founder, Beefpuff Barbell
12:00 – 13:00Training Data: Pragmatism and the Signal in the Noise
Thanks to the numerical nature of barbell sports, we’re inundated with data: data on sets, reps, loads, bar speeds, loading zones, frequencies, calories, body weight, water intake, and on down a list of numbers that might or might not be relevant. We’ll take a good hard look at what’s important and why, how to develop your own system for determining what’s important and why and looking at data from a pragmatic lens as well. Additionally, we’ll see where some of these definitions might break down and what we once saw as clearly defined data, no longer is. At the bottom, we take a pragmatic look and ask, “does this let me make better coaching decisions?”
Bryce Lewis, Strength Coach, The Strength Athlete LLC (TSA)
13:00 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 15:00Motivation in training
Ryan takes us through his experience transitioning between different sport disciplines and how he maintains motivation, avoids self-sabotage and tackles pitfalls of the mind
Ryan Doris, Strength & Physique Coach
15:00 – 16:00Managing your recovery from training
In this presentation, Mike will give a glimpse into some newer projects he has been working on. Is recovery important? In what ways? How is it measured? How is it managed? How much do you need? This will be less about specific passive modalities and more about how to manage the recovery process in training.
Mike Tuchscherer, Owner and Head Coach, Reactive Training Systems (RTS)
16:00 – 16:30Afternoon coffee break
16:30 – 17:00Closing panel
An opportunity to ask questions and interact with the speakers of the day.
Mike Tuchscherer, Owner and Head Coach, Reactive Training Systems (RTS)
Bryce Lewis, Strength Coach, The Strength Athlete LLC (TSA)
Isabella Von Weissenberg, Swedish National Team Athlete, European & World Record Holder
Natalie Hanson, Coach & Co-Founder, Beefpuff Barbell
Ryan Doris, Strength & Physique Coach

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