Do you want to write the best programmes for you clients? Do you want to be sure you are keeping up to date with the latest research on programme design but don’t where to start? With over 50 lectures and hundreds of studies “Hypertrophy: The Science of Programme Design” is a one stop course for complete programme design. This course is not just for bodybuilders or physique clients, this course will help you write better programmes for all your clients. Lectures include deep dives on training volume, intensity, frequency, mechanism of hypertrophy, understanding fatigue, rest periods, tempo and much more. 58 videos 2-26 mins long, total course length approx 16 hours (videos only, allow extra time for learning, note taking and application).
As personal trainers, it’s never our role to diagnose pain. However, when working
with the general population we will regularly encounter clients with aches,
pains and niggling injuries that require management and exercise modification.
Working alongside the relevant medical professional, this course is designed to
help you better understand modifiable principles such as volume, intensity, force
management and exercise modification to help your clients work around pain (where
possible) and continue to move towards their goals whilst staying within our scope
of practice. This course is not about rehabilitating clients post-injury, it’s about
understanding how we can help clients continue to exercise and do the things they
love in the presence of everyday aches and pains.
Not only will we explore these principles, but we have also provided you with a library
of POSSIBLY suitable exercises for clients with common aches, pains or injuries.
We should note there is rarely, if ever, a “best” exercise for pain management.
Sometimes exercises can be modified, and other times they may need to be removed
completely. It is therefore important to understand some of the underlying principles
before we select the appropriate methods (exercises) from the library.
Before undertaking this course please remember your first duty as a personal trainer
is to DO NO HARM. Pain is a complex topic and, to reiterate, your role as a trainer
is never to diagnose pain. If pain is persistent in a client do your due diligence and
refer out to a trusted medical professional in your network, then work alongside that
professional by utilising the principles outlined in this course to help keep your client
active despite their pain or niggle. 14 videos 2-17 mins long, total course length approx 2 hours (videos only, allow extra time for learning, note taking and application).
“Finishers” or “free time” are popular ways to end a workout.
In this short course, we look to “maximise our marginal gains” by helping you better understand, design and implement client-specific finishers to meet any client’s goals and respect any client’s abilities. 10 videos 7-20 mins long, total course length 2 hours and 40 mins (videos only, allow extra time for learning, note taking and application).
Movement preparation, or warm-ups, go far beyond getting your clients hot and sweaty. In this short course we look at how to build client specific movement preparation blocks, incorporating elements of mobility, activation, power and play. 8 videos 6-12 mins long, total course length approx 70 mins (videos only, allow extra time for learning, note taking and application).
Helping you understand your client’s movement patterns through carefully selected and individualised movement assessments coupled with the application of functional anatomy, the movement screening course will help you understand the how and why to your client’s movements, allowing you to tailor exercises, write individualised training plans and identify potential areas for improvement. 33 videos 8-22 mins long, total course length approx 8.5 hours (videos only, allow extra time for learning, note taking and application).
This course is all about helping you to help your clients adhere to their diets long-term. Drawing from training theory we move from a methods based approach to clients diets, to that of a principle based approach, giving you the tools to support your clients with their nutrition regardless of their goal. If you’re looking to take your nutritional support to the next level then this course is for you. 26 videos 2-28 mins long, total course length approx 5 hours and 30 mins (videos only, allow extra time for learning, note taking and application).
As personal trainers we are expected to help the majority of our clients lose weight. However, have you ever wondered why some clients lose weight easily whilst others can do exactly the same and the scales hardly budge? Maybe you have heard people use terms like metabolic adaptation but not truly understood what it means and how you apply this information to your clients? Ever wanted to understand the science or evidence behind lots of the weight loss studies but feel like you are unable to digest the studies? Then understanding weight loss is for you. This course aims to breakdown the science of weight loss in an easy to understand and digestible manner, highlighting why we see huge differences in the outcomes of diet and exercise trials, how this impacts your clients results, why exercise may not be the golden ticket for weight loss many believe it is, why maintaining lost weight it so hard and much more!
This 28 part course will put you ahead of all the other trainers in your gym when it comes to understanding weight loss. 28 videos 6-41 mins long, total course length approx 9 hours (videos only, allow extra time for learning, note taking and application).
Understand how to perform, regress and progress horizontal push based exercises. See also the accompanying Exercise Library for more variations of horizontal pull based exercises. 22 videos 1-3 mins long, total course length 30 mins (videos only, allow extra time for learning, note taking and application).
Understand how to perform, regress and progress horizontal push based exercises. The Movement Continuums contain a selection of exercises in order of complexity. See also the accompanying Exercise Library for more variations of horizontal press exercises. 21 videos 30 seconds-6 mins long, total course length 33 mins (videos only, allow extra time for learning, note taking and application).
Understand how to perform, regress and progress vertical pull based exercises
Note: there is no workbook for this course at present and you will find all quiz questions linked to the last lesson in the course. 20 videos 1-2 mins long, total course length approx 23 mins (videos only, allow extra time for learning, note taking and application).