Colorado State Clinic

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Colorado State Clinic

December 5, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:10 pm

$30 – $130

The NSCA wants to assure you that your health, safety and well-being is our highest priority. We have determined it best to change the format to a virtual event via Zoom.

Hosted by:
Dan Hutchison, CSCS


Event Itinerary – Saturday, December 5 – Mountain Time Zone
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Online Check-in
8:30 AM – 9:25 AM
Thoracic Mobility and Lifts
by Grove Higgins, DC, CSCS and Kris Gieske, CSCS
Talk about how joint mobility creates or breaks strength, performance, and stability of the low back and shoulders. Participants will learn about the Neurobiomechanical Model of how joint mobility affects performance, how to evaluate this for the thoracic spine, and how to fix common problems for your client.

9:30 AM – 10:25 AM
Exercise and Nutrition for Mental Health
by Igor Klibanov
You will learn:
– The exercise prescription for anxiety, and how it differs from depression
– Two common conditions frequently misdiagnosed as anxiety and/or depression
– The connection between digestive health and mental health

10:30 AM – 11:25 AM
Combine Prep – A Case for Developing All Sports?
by Bill Welle, MS
NFL Combine preparation has become a big business for performance specialists. No physical tests have been more analyzed for biomechanic efficiency and output than the drills used in the NFL Combine. This presentation will break down the most effective techniques for developing acceleration, deceleration, and change of direction and apply these concepts towards developing general athleticism.

11:30 AM – 12:25 PM
Long-Term Athlete Development: Considerations for Physical Education
by Christopher J. Hecht, MA, CSCS,*D
Long-term Athletic Development (LTAD) has become a very important platform for coaches and trainers. This presentation will share insights and considerations associated with LTAD, which will help all attendees meet the needs of their athletes, students, and clients, regardless of age or ability. From the warm-up to programming, this presentation will provide a common-sense approach to implementing LTAD principles into training sessions, starting with the youth age groups and building outward to the older populations.

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch Break
1:00 PM – 1:55 PM
Sport Specific Nutrition Needs and RED-S in Athletes
by Amanda Turner, MS, RD, CSSD
Nutrition needs vary depending on sport type, training load, and level of competition. When athlete’s are chronically missing the mark on their nutrition intake compared to their exercise expenditure, they are at risk of developing complications from low energy availability. This talk will discuss the differences in athlete nutrition needs by sport, energy systems used, and complications from chronic low energy availability.

2:00 PM – 2:55 PM
Prepared to Serve: How Cardiovascular Fitness Plays a Part in the Fire Service
by Jim McDonald, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, TSAC-F
Discuss the role and importance of cardiovascular fitness and how it impacts firefighting and tactical settings.

3:00 PM – 3:55 PM
Plyometrics and Transferability to Sport
by Alison Regal, MS, CSCS, Kelli Selman, MS, CSCS and Adrianne Bishop, MS, CSCS
The Centura Sports performance staff will present on their approach to plyometric training and how to program a progressive plyometric program to ensure performance enhancement in sport and reduce injuries.

4:00 PM – 4:10 PM


December 5, 2020
8:00 am - 4:10 pm
$30 – $130