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Thursday, August 1, 2024
Optional Check-In and Registration
1:00PM - 5:30PM
Kick-Off Session with Gray Cook & Lee Burton
3:00PM - 5:30PM

Friday, August 2, 2024
8:15AM - 6:00PM

Saturday, August 3, 2024
8:00AM - 5:45PM


Los Angeles Convention & Entertainment Center
1201 S Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Rooms: 501 ABC, 502 AB, 504, 515 AB, and 518


Moxy Downtown Los Angeles Hotel
1260 S Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(310) 669-9252

*$239 Single Discounted Rate, $279 Double Discounted Rate. Please mention "Perform Better" when reserving your room. Must reserve by June 28, 2024..
*Room blocks are limited availability. No guarantees. Hotel may become SOLD OUT at any time.


Early Bird Special - $289 (prior to June 20, 2024)
Pre-Registration Special - $359 (Prior to July 18, 2024
Registration - $389 (Up until the event)




• Director of Operations for Innovative Fitness Solutions & Ultimate Sandbag Training
• Heads up the Educational Programs for Dynamic Variable Resistance Training
• Has worked in every aspect of Physical Therapy, including Sports Rehab, In-Patient Neuro and Geriatric Populations for close to 20 years
• An international presenter, having presented in over 6 countries on the topics of corrective exercise and functional training
Beyond the Rotator Cuff: New Methods of Shoulder Health & Performance

Shoulder injuries are far more common than many would believe, especially compared to familiar issues like low back pain. However, research has explained, “After low back pain and knee pain, shoulder pain has been estimated to be the third most common musculoskeletal presentation in primary care”. The prognosis for people presenting with musculoskeletal shoulder pain varies widely between individuals with, on average, 50% of people with shoulder pain still reporting symptoms 6 months after presenting in primary care. In addition to pain, functional disabilities are common and can interfere with work, hobbies, social, and sporting activities and may also be associated with psychological distress and reduced quality of life. This session is designed to help coaches and therapists look beyond the old ideas of isolating muscles like the rotator cuff, EMG tests, and other muscles of the shoulder and use the most current research to better understand how to restore and train the shoulder for optimal health and performance.


• Co-Founder of the Functional Movement Screen
• Former Program Director for Athletic Training at Averett University
• Lectures nationally and internationally in the fields of sports medicine and performance enhancement
• Doctorate Degree from Virginia Tech with an emphasis in Health Promotion and Wellness


• Co-Founder of the Functional Movement Screen
• Author of The Business of Movement, Movement, and Athletic Body in Balance.
• Pushes professionals and enthusiasts to creatively re-think movement behavior
• Known for mapping and deconstructing movement patterns, and rebuilding movement following natural developmental paths
Managing Pain Through Better Exercise and Movement Decisions

Are you making the right choice at the right time? First, you need the right information, and that comes from asking the right questions. In this session, Lee Burton and Gray Cook take exercise decisions back to the very basics of health and wellness. The future of health and fitness depends on our ability to measure wellness using functional standards. But how do we do that? Lee and Gray look at eight domains of wellness to properly answer the question “what should I work on today?” You will learn how to structure screening to focus on your (or your client’s) greatest opportunities in the domains of Breathing Quality, Sleep Quality, Nutritional Awareness, Movement Health, Behavioral Health, Physical Activity, Body Composition and Injury History. This holistic view, with the addition of the FMS-developed algorithm, will prevent you from getting the first step wrong when seeking any corrective actions or development endeavors. (Kick-Off Session – Lecture Only)


• Owner of Results Fitness, a complete fitness programming and consulting service
• Founder of ResultsFitnessUniversity.com
• One of the Country’s most sought-after fitness professionals
Unlocking Fat Loss: Training Strategies for the Body Composition Client

Obesity is at all all-time high. Over 70% of the US population is overweight and about 40% of those individuals are considered obese. So it’s not surprising that fat loss is the number one reason why most people join a gym -- or hire a trainer. It's clear as coaches we need to do a better job in helping people lose weight and keep it off. Unfortunately, most training certifications don’t teach program design strategies for fat loss. In this session, Alwyn will explain what the science and research tell us about fat loss. In the hands-on you’ll experience the real-world protocols that are proven to deliver fat loss results for your clients.


• Owner & operator of Results Fitness for 24 years in Southern California
• Founder of Results Fitness University business coaching & consulting
• International presenter & best selling author of ”The Female Body Breakthrough", "Drop Two Sizes" and coming next ”Age Strong”
Coaching Women in Their 40's and Beyond to Age Strong

Rachel will be sharing her secrets to successfully coach women over 40. After this presentation you'll understand this demographic better, be able to design them a results guaranteed program, communicate and coach them effectively and even learn to market to attract more of them to your business!


• Recently retired Professor of Kinesiology and Strength & Conditioning Coach at College of the Canyons in Southern California
• Director of Performance – National Sports Performance Association (NSPA)
• Master Strength & Conditioning Coach, CSCCa
• International strength & conditioning presenter & consultant with over 35 years of experience
Protocols to Add Progressive Intensity in Programs for All Populations

Progressive overload is crucial in the effectiveness of any training program. These overloads on the body can be attained through the manipulation and adjustment of variables such as loading, exercise selection, and set durations and rest periods. You will explore protocols that can address strength, power, and work capacity in all populations, from elderly to elite athletes.


• Founder, Fitness Quest 10 (San Diego, CA) & IMPACT-X Fitness, Recovery, & Coaching
• Founder & Leader of the Todd Durkin Mastermind for Fitness Pros & Entrepreneurs
• Best-selling author of 5 books, including his latest book, TRUE STRENGTH
• 2017 Jack LaLanne Award Winner & 2-Time Trainer of the Year
• Host of the Todd Durkin IMPACT SHOW podcast
True Strength: 5 Principles to Grow Your Brand & Business to Create More Impact

In a world-filled with the desire to create great success and impact, what happens when things don’t go right? Or when you face massive adversity, challenge, or strife…but you gotta keep going. How do you keep battling “for good” and doing great things in your community, when sometimes you’re wrestling for your own inner peace, health, drive, and even purpose? This is called TRUE STRENGTH and is what industry icon Todd Durkin is going to dive deep into and share personally during this riveting session. He will share the 5-principles you must heavily rely on to grow your business, scale your success, and ultimately create IMPACT. Todd will go into everything that deals with “advanced” strategies to enhance your mindset, marketing, branding, financial success, leadership, and personal success and happiness to ultimately reach even more people in your community & beyond. This is a “can’t miss” talk that will massively inspire you and light a fire under you personally & professionally to go create even more IMPACT! In the hands-on session, TD will get your soul-singing in his vintage True Strength workout.


• Founder of NYC's Mark Fisher Fitness: 10+ Years of Multi-Million Dollar Revenue and Counting
• Founder of Business for Unicorns and Business Coach to over 100 Gym Owners
• Investor and Franchisee in Alloy Personal Training
• Featured in the New York Times, Forbes, the Wall St Journal, Men's Health, TEDx Broadway and more
• International Keynote Speaker and Gym Business Expert
How to Get Your Next 5 Clients Without Paid Ads Even If You Hate Marketing

As fitness professionals, we can't help people if we don't have clients. But paid ads can be expensive and confusing. And too often marketing seems to conflict with our values. When we DO try to grow our gym or book of clients, we don't get enough leads. It can be super frustrating; but there IS a solution! In this lecture, Mark Fisher from Business for Unicorns will share the BEST strategies for 2024 to get your next 5 clients. You'll learn how to leverage your "hidden" leads, where to find qualified prospects that value your services, and the secret to making effective invitations so your audience raises their hand to work with you. This will be a highly actionable talk; attendees will leave with a gameplan in order to create more income and more impact! (Lecture Only)


• Head of Performance Innovation at BeaverFit
• Over 40 years experience in fitness and human performance teaching, research, and coaching
• Expertise in curriculum design and delivery for fitness and human performance professionals
• Successful record of design and delivery of world class and world-wide education for fitness professionals
Identifying Your Truths and Cultivating First Principle Thinking in Programming and Coaching

Ever wondered why various training approaches yield different results, and why even "proven" methods occasionally fall short? Are there reliable strategies that consistently enhance coaching and training outcomes? This session digs into some of the intricacies of evidence-based practice and practical experience, offering insights to help you transform diverse information into cohesive and effective systems tailored for both you and those under your coaching guidance. Many of these lessons learned and actionable insights have been derived from working with fitness, sports performance and tactical professionals in a wide variety of environments. Practical nuggets and "moments of science" will be presented in a way you can use to assess, prototype, and continuously improve your programming and group management skills.


• Co-Founder and Woman-in-Charge at Girls Gone Strong
• Creator of the GGS Academy, the world’s first online Academy offering comprehensive, evidence-based, interdisciplinary women-specific coaching certifications
• National speaker on women's strength training and empowerment
How to Become the Go-To Coach for Women

67-75% of people who hire a coach or trainer are women, yet most certifications and courses don't cover critical women-specific coaching and training education. In this presentation, you'll walk away with specific, actionable strategies to better understand, connect with, and serve the women you coach, and set yourself apart as the go-to coach for women in your gym or community.


• 2-Time Golf Digest Top 50 Golf Fitness Professional
• Founder of Ali Gilbert Coaching specializing in men’s health + hormone optimization
• Founder of the Silverback Summit, the industry’s premier educational event for Mens Health
• Creator of Testosterone School, the only online educational course about hormone, fitness + nutrition optimization for men
• Featured in Muscle & Fitness, T- Nation, as well as various other publications and podcasts on the topic of testosterone, fitness and nutrition
GPP for TRT: The Silverback Approach to Getting Men Jacked + Lean

In a world drowning in information overload, Ali will cut through the chaos to simplify the pursuit of the ultimate male physique. Introducing Ali's GPP for TRT approach – the secret sauce to unleashing that jacked and shreddy physique. This talk provides an insider's look at the exact methods Ali and her team use. It's not rocket science; it's the art of simplicity. Get ready for a straightforward and effective journey, where nutrition and training strategies become your trusty sidekicks on the quest for peak performance and a physique that turns heads (in a good way).


• CEO, Ultimate Sandbag Training and Creator of the Ultimate Sandbag and the Dynamic Variable Resistance Training System
• Teaching continuing education programs in the fields of corrective exercise, functional training, and performance programming in over 13 countries for the past 16 years.
• His worked has been published in over 20 publications including the Wall Street Journal, Men’s/Women’s Health, Shape, Muscle & Fitness, T-Nation, as well as the Journal Of Bodywork & Movement Therapies and much more.
The New Science of Low Back Pain

Even though low back pain is recognized as the MOST common musculoskeletal problem in the world, our ability to truly help people with low back pain has not proven to be very effective. About 75% of people with intense chronic low back pain report disability. We are missing the challenge of a low back pain being a multi-factorial problem. The new science of low back pain is showing us that the issue isn’t just core stability, mobility training, or many of our physical goals. Realizing that low back pain is related to an integrated model of physical, psychological, and social factors how should coaches now approach programs to address the complexity of low back pain? During this session Josh will break down the new science of low back pain solutions and how you can practically apply your training and educate clients to empower them to better results.


• 25 Years in the Human Performance Profession
• Chief Innovation Officer at JAG Consulting
• Lead Consultant for the U.S. Military's OHWS (Optimizing the Human Weapon System) program
• Helped create Athletes' Performance/EXOS
• Former Performance Director for Stanford University
Recovery & Regeneration: Promoting and Programming Recovery for Enhanced Performance

While the study and deployment of recovery and regeneration strategies goes back to the 1980’s, podcasts and social media have made cold plunges, saunas, and the likes commonplace. With these commonplace strategies also comes a misunderstanding surrounding the technicalities and nuances to the usage of these modalities. Furthermore, ambiguity prevails around recovery modalities and their associated prescription. From rock mats to breathing to cold plunges, understanding regeneration techniques, their purpose, and their application, will provide a better return of investment to the programming you employ for those you train.


• Consultant to MLB organizations, NCAA teams, and MLB/MiLB baseball players
• Industry Advisory Board Member for the University of Florida Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
• Former reconditioning specialist for the Minnesota Twins and rehabilitation specialist for the San Diego Padres
Connecting Assessment & Training with Skill

Our job as coaches is to prescribe training that will enhance an athlete’s ability to perform their skill/sport. One key component in this process is the ability to identify compensatory strategies within the assessment. While we have the best of intentions to improve upon these limitations, many times our training programs will unintentionally reinforce these compensatory strategies because we forget to link our assessment back to skill. In this lecture and hands on session, we will discuss an important universal principle that links skill to the assessment and training process.


• Owner of Integrative Rehab Training
• Internationally recognized lecturer and consultant
• Clinical Adjunct Faculty at University of New England
The Power of Constraints in Rehab & Training

The concept of “constraints” in human movement and performance can take on several different meanings. Some of these can be limitations which need to be addressed and overcome for the client to make progress, while others are the judicious use of physical constraints to help improve movement capacity. There can be societal, psychological, and physical constraints influencing rehab and training programming, as well as session design and flow which may be limiting progress and outcomes. This lecture will discuss in depth some of these concepts and provide specific examples of ways to help recognize, address, and implement strategies to help overcome these obstacles. The hands-on session will discuss more specific ways to introduce physical constraints during rehab and training sessions to help dramatically improve smoother transitions between phases of a client’s program.


• Athletic Performance Trainer: ATC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA, NASM-CPT/PES/CES, SFDN
• Specializing in whole hearted approach training creating long term client success
• 20+ years performance training from NFL to Hollywood to his local community
• Former owner of Brik Fitness
5 Essential Components to Client Retention

Most training to be a strength coach centers around the mechanics of movement. This is important and not what will keep your clients coming back for more. What keeps them coming back are these 5 essentials of client retention - learning what motivates your clients, being present with them when you’re with them, showing up with love and care, building meaningful relationships with them and creating an impactful experience. Join Brian to learn how to develop these 5 essentials to create long term clients and grow your business. (Lecture Only)

Adding Your Secret Sauce to Client Workouts

You've got clients. They show up and do the work. But something feels like it's missing. The sessions feel like going through the motions. What's missing? Your secret sauce! Learn how to infuse your clients' workouts with the best of you and creating clients that stay. (Hands-On Only)


• Owner of JR Performance, LLC
• Basketball performance specialist and director of basketball performance under one of the top skills trainers in the world, Alex McLean
• Trains athletes from all levels of the game, including NBA/WNBA, NBA G-League, NCAA Division I, II, and III, and the next generation of up and coming talent
• Highly regarded for her expertise in helping athletes unleash their athleticism, movement efficiency, and confidence on and off the court all while mitigating their risk for injury
Stability is Movement Ability: The Qualities Your Athletes Are Missing to Become an Elite Mover

The best athletes in the world are distinguished by their exceptional movement capabilities so how you move is how you prove day in and day out. However, achieving elite movement goes beyond what we believe it to be. When athletes specialize in a particular sport, they gradually lose the diversity, systems, movement patterns, abilities and positions they either once possessed (or didn’t build at all) and now find themselves repeatedly performing the same motions over and over again. Coupled with a subpar training program, this can lead to an unstable foundation, risking poor performance and potential injury. It is crucial to understand how we can continuously nurture the fundamental movement patterns that define us as human beings first, athletes second. In this presentation and hands on session, you will learn how to expose, progress, and challenge your athletes within the “buckets of movement” they are missing from their training to ultimately upgrade their movement bandwidth, coordination, strength, preparation and on court efficiency to drastically improve performance and mitigate injury risk.


• Co-owner and Educator at Certified Functional Strength Coach
• Co-owner and Therapist at Movement as Medicine
• Co-owner and Trainer at Train Smarter and Harder Sports Performance & Adult Fitness
How To Create a Gym Culture (On Purpose)

"Culture" has quickly become a point of focus in the business world. While numerous definitions and descriptions exist for what constitutes "Culture," there is a noticeable lack of frameworks providing guidance on the "how-to" of constructing a culture that people can't stop talking about. Legendary Coach Bill Walsh once said, "The culture precedes positive results. It doesn’t get tacked on as an afterthought on your way to the victory stand. Champions behave like champions before they’re champions: they have a winning standard of performance before they are winners." This lecture will give you the tools you need to build a winning culture, on purpose. (Lecture Only)

Constraints Based Coaching

Wouldn’t it be helpful to have an assistant coach who always has your back, supports your vision and looks out for the best interest of your athletes? You’re in for a nice surprise, because you already have one! That assistant coach comes in the form of the tools you use and the feedback your clients receive from those tools. This is also known as “constraints-based coaching.” Help yourself be a better coach by using tools and positions as “assistant coaches.” This gives you more time to interact with your clients in ways that matter most. (Hands-On Only)


• Internationally recognized Speaker and Performance Coach
• Founder of Training for Warriors, with affiliate locations in 20 countries
• Certified over 5,000 trainers worldwide in the Training for Warriors Certification
• Best Selling Author of Coach to Coach, High Ten, Warrior Cardio and Training for Warriors
• Consultant to numerous Professional Sport Teams, Division I Universities, Fortune 500 companies and Military Organizations
Real Training For Real People: The Five Costliest Mistakes Coaching People Over 40

Would you like to attract more members and retain your people longer? Are you tired of crazy exercises you can’t use with your clients? Over the last 25 years, Martin has helped tens of thousands of people with his TFW system. In this inspiring talk, Martin will give you the “real-world” training and motivational strategies to improve your business, make more money and help more people. You will discover the keys to crafting compelling marketing campaigns, delivering safe and effective training, and fostering a thriving gym culture that inspires consistent attendance. Don't miss this opportunity to revolutionize your approach to training and tap into the vast potential of the 40-65 age group! (Lecture Only)

Want To Be A Real INFLUENCER? Learn To Rock A High-Energy Training Experience!

Prepare to be inspired by Coach Martin Rooney in his dynamic hands-on presentation on building community and culture through high-energy training experiences. With his signature enthusiasm and passion, Martin will share his blueprint behind how he creates legendary training sessions that captivate clients and leave them wanting more. Come take part in a simple yet powerful workout that will undoubtedly leave you saying, "WOW!" Don't miss this unique opportunity to train with one of the industry's most celebrated coaches and learn how to create fitness experiences that are truly extraordinary. (Hands-On Only)


• Doctor of Chiropractic
• Engineering degree from the University of Maryland
• Co-Founder of the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)
• Co-Founder of the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
• Co-owner of FMS (Functional Movement Systems)
• Founder OnBase University (Baseball – Softball)
• Founder of RacquetFit (Tennis)
Training Power From the Ground Up (Optimizing Ground Reaction Forces)

In this lecture Dr. Rose will highlight the importance of developing ground reaction forces in explosive athletes. He will take a deep dive into the forces and torques that are created in rotary athletes and some of the mistakes many trainers make in training them. Dr. Rose will share many of his favorite exercises to incorporate into any athlete's workout to improve ground reaction force sequencing and overall forces.


• Director of IHP in Boca Raton, Fl for 23 years
• At 64 still doing 20+ hours of personal training and ST coach for 15-20 UFC fighters each week
• Competed for 30 years in 4 combat arts and Olympic weightlifting
• Produced over 70 videos, written 17 books, and published over 300 articles in the area of strength and conditioning
• Fellow of the NSCA
The Secrets of Metabolic Training

Most people love the idea of metabolic training, yet most don’t even know what it is. Perhaps it’s because the name, in and of itself, doesn’t mean anything and it’s just the name. However, IHP assigned that name to a very specific style of training with more utility than meets the eye. In this presentation JC Santana will give you his definition of metabolic training, the reasons why that name was chosen, some of the obvious reasons for its implementation, and some not so obvious approaches to its utilization. Attendees will learn the physiological, psychological, spiritual adaptations that are brought by this exciting form of training, as well as take away some of the protocols used by thousands of IHP clients over the last 20 years! Get ready to be blown away by metabolic training, and its latest training adaptation, “Psychomotor Vigilance”. During the workshop portion of metabolic training the attendees with get to test-drive several of the protocols that have made the IHP Metabolic protocols the go-to training method for coaches from around the globe.


• 2023 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year
• Certified Trainer for over 30 years
• Author of several books on Strength & Conditioning
• Host of the Zelos Podcast
The X Factor in Creating Change

Our world is flooded with trainers, nutritionists, and an abundance of online resources dedicated to health and wellness, so it's puzzling that the number of overweight and obese individuals is on the rise. The solution doesn't lie in the scarcity of information or opportunities, but perhaps in our perspective on thoughts, actions, and memories shaping our behavior. Could the missing link be the mental, emotional, or spiritual aspects? This presentation explores the transformative potential of addressing these components to bring about genuine change. Join us as we delve into a more comprehensive approach in our training sessions, aiming to assist clients on a deeper level. Together, let's uncover the X-Factor in creating lasting and meaningful transformations. (Lecture Only)

Accessing Big Bucket Mobility with Wedges

The body is a collection of integrative joints that have amazing relationships with one another. Affect one and you affect them all. This can create havoc or joy. This hands-on session explores joint-coupling relationships and how to use simple foot wedges to unlock restricted areas throughout the body, create stability for proper muscular engagement, and provide proprioceptive feedback where it is missing. Sometimes the simplest things have the most powerful impact. The wedges are a prime example of such times. (Hands-On Only)


• Founder & lead instructor for Athlete Enhancement
• 15 years as a physician specializing in functional rehabilitation & strength training
• 25+ years in the fitness industry as an athlete, coach, physician, and instructor
• Former elite track & field athlete (2004 Olympic Trials competitor)
Is the Squat Overrated?

The squat is and has been the king of lower body training for decades. Is this justified or is this merely tradition? What are the consequences of squatting? What are the benefits? Is there a better way to train? Is squatting the best way to optimize performance? In this presentation and workshop, Dr. Richard Ulm will answer all of these questions. He will take a deep look at the anatomy, biomechanics, & application of the squat to help you better utilize (or perhaps replace) squats in your training. If you are a trainer, coach, or athlete who uses squats, this talk is perfect for you. Dr. Ulm is a former strength coach who has taken his experience training athletes into the medical field where he now blends these two powerful industries to help his athletes and patients reach their goals. He uses squats and many other exercises to optimize his athletes & patients.


• Internationally recognized expert in strength and conditioning, sports medicine, high performance and recovery
• Director of Sports Performance for the Allegheny Health Network (Pittsburgh, PA)
• Former Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Texas Rangers, Pittsburgh Pirates and Team USA Gold Medal winner for the 2017 World Baseball Classic
Strength Training and Comprehensive Shoulder Care for the Overhead Athlete

The shoulder is a very complex joint that functions at high speeds for our overhead athletes. The statistical numbers are staggering showing just how injury prone the shoulder joint is with our youth and adult tennis, volleyball, baseball, softball, basketball, swimming, crossfit and other overhead performing athletes. Learn shoulder anatomy and what to look for during initial evaluations that can help you better program for your clients and athletes that will result in a reduced risk for injury and performance enhancement. Common shoulder ailments will be discussed along with the correctives on how to fix. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn how to better train the shoulder joint for flexibility, stability, strength, power and performance.


• World Renowned Physical Therapist and Performance Coach
• Director of Physical Performance, Men's Canadian National Basketball Team
• Former Strength & Conditioning Coach, Philadelphia 76ers, NBA
• Creator of Training = Rehab continuing education and mentorship model
• Solopreneur Business Consultant
The 3 Secret Factors to Strong and Resilient Training & Rehab

Day in and day out, every coach and therapist is looking for way to be better in how they help other people. It’s always a great place to start with global perspectives that govern how we adapt, how we change, how we improve. Words like Mobility, Stability, Strength, Endurance are often the big words that we are always after. However, all of these goals have concepts that expand on the reasons and explanations how why they work and how we can make them even better. In this talk, Charlie will focus primarily on the soft tissues of the body - muscle, tendons, ligaments, nerves, vessels, and fascia. The 3 factors that are shared across all of these tissues are 1) Direction of Force, 2) Pressurization, and 3) Hydraulics. We will discuss these factors of physics in very practicals terms and demonstrations leading to how they enhance all of the adaptations these tissues are involved in. As always, Charlie’s messages are directed for both coaches and therapists working in situations of sport, generally population, rehab.


• Head of Athletic Performance & Science at the Irish Rugby Football Union
• Author of The Language of Coaching: The Art & Science of Teaching Movement
• Former Director of Training Systems & Education at EXOS
“Pump-Up” Your Coaching: An Exploration of Cueing For Building Muscle

When it comes to muscle hypertrophy and bodybuilding there is a longstanding interest on the mind-muscle connection: what should we focus on to maximize muscle recruitment and thus muscular growth? In this presentation we’ll review the evidence and discuss a number of novel protocols you can use to get more out of every rep.


• Assistant Coach – Vice President of Player Performance – LA Clippers
• Founder of Train 4 the Game, Austin Texas
• Over 30 years of coaching in high performance
• Coaching stints at Clemson, Texas, Philadelphia 76ers
• Speaker on functional performance and rehabilitation since 2006
• Fellow of Applied Functional Science
The Vertical Core Revisited

The Core is one of the most looked at topics in training. In this session Todd will show you how the vertical core training system has evolved over the years and is now better defined and the exercises are fundamentally sound and teachable. See how human motion is converted through the core and how common kinetic chain dysfunctions support why it is important to train the Core in an upright position. You will learn how the young science of fascia has enhanced the theory of the Vertical Core training system since its inception in 2006. Learn how to build your own exercises for your clients based on the functional truths of human motion and create a never-ending toolbox of core exercises to help improve human performance.

Perform Better's Functional Training Summit is designed to provide trainers, coaches, and therapists with a combination of lectures and hands-on learning experience with many of the top professionals in the industry.
The presenters will include many of the most respected names in training, conditioning, and rehabilitation.

Attendees will have a choice of two lectures and two hands-on sessions every 90 minutes. Sign up for each presentation is not required; however, space may be limited for select hands-on sessions. Friday night complimentary social with the opportunity to network and exchange ideas
Feature presentation, question and answer session. Centrally located in beautiful Los Angeles, CA.


Personal Trainers, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Coaches & anyone interested in learning more about the latest concepts in Functional Training and Rehabilitation.

NSCA - 1.8
NASM - 1.7
AFAA - 15.0
ACE- 1.7

A full refund can be issued if cancelled 21 days prior to the event.

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