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Michol_Lecture1Your club or organization can book IoM for the following educational experiences:

The day training with you was a highlight of my fitness career and my understanding has really improved since then, I feel ’empowered’!
~ Jim Matthews, Virgin Active Twickenham, UK

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Half-Day Intensive


One Day Workshop


3 Day Seminar- All Inclusive Immersion

  • Immersion with Michol for in-depth study, in-depth understanding and in-depth application of biomechanics, anatomy and training methodology
  • Introduction to IoM Methodology – Understand the interaction between the muscular system, fascial system, nervous system, skeletal system, and real and relative motion of joints and what this means for choosing exercises and designing programs
  • Ample time for interactive discussion with Michol Dalcourt, all questions answered
  • Designed to better equip fitness professionals to make good assessment and training decisions
  • Includes DVDs on Performance Circuits and Movement Preparation
  • Includes Program Design Templates
  • Topics include: Myo-fascial System Seminar: Analysis of Impact on Movement and Training, How to Achieve Optimal Functional Training– Program Design

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Topic Choices for 1/2 Day Intensive

TOPIC 1: Movement Preparation

Evaluating movement is typically a complex and confusing task.  Let Michol take the complexity out of it by introducing a dynamic movement preparation system that can be a warm-up to every session.  This allows you to program more effectively and evaluate your client’s movement for more tangible results.  In this session you will learn:

  • How to make an assessment a dynamic warm-up for your clicents.
  • What areas of the body are th most important to observe
  • The 6 Steps in choosing the right exercise for your client
  • Anatomy to simplify the process of evaluations/assessments

TOPIC 2: Exercise Physiology Research Update – The Physiology of Elite Performance

Which structures to elite athletes use most often?  This lecture provides the latest research on movement and human function in a captivating and engaging way. By looking at elite athletes, Michol uncovers what truly makes them successful in motion.  Michol connects these ideas to the most recent research available, making this research come alive.

Individuals who like to know the latest research, but find it boring and hard to apply will be surprised to find this lecture fascinating!  Forget dry, technical research updates, this one will captivate.

TOPIC 3: Joint Integrity and Injury Prevention – Shoulder and Spine

In this half-day intensive, Michol will uncover a new understanding of shoulder and spine mechanics and the model to which effective shoulder and spine motion is based. With this understanding, this intensive course will then focus on the application of effective exercise programming for the shoulder and spine.  This includes:

  • The 6 Steps in choosing the right shoulder/spine exercises for the client
  • Examples of shoulder/spine movement based on myo-fascial lines of anatomy
  • Exercise selections for re-conditioning clients to performance clients

TOPIC 4: Core Training That Transfers

How does the core really function in life? What structures are important to its functioning effectively?  How can we design effective core programs that transfer into the movements of life?

Michol will address the fundamentals of the core and how to train it to be maximally effective.  Whether you are an elite athlete or beginner client, see what common mistakes our industry makes and how we may be doing more harm than good.  Michol will discuss:

  • What constitutes the core
  • Core exercises that transfer
  • Programming for the core
  • Where core training should be put into a session
  • Practical anatomy and biomechanics of the core

TOPIC 5: Footwear and Function

There are many ideas and concepts about athletic footwear– which shoes are the best, what kind of support should I consider, what do I need to know about the “anatomy” of the shoe? Is there really something to the “barefooting” trend?

Let IoM dispel any mystery when considering footwear and human function.  This lecture will involve:

  • Explaining shoe design and what to look for when making a purchase
  • The ill-effects of an improperly designed shoe
  • The effects that shoes have on the body and how our structure adapts over time
  • Examples of different shoes on the market and current trends in footwear / Barefoot function

 

Topic Choices for 1 Day Workshop

TOPIC 1: The Myo-Fascial System: Impact on Movement and Training

It has long been thought that muscles are the only relavant system create movement, the only regulator for tension. “Strengthen the muscular system if you want to jump higher, prevent knee injury, or move quicker,” is a highly common belief.

But a new thought is emerging, one that is based heavily on new biomechanical research on the most efficacious ways to train.  Michol will describe the hidden influence of the fascial system in detail, and show how to properly train and condition it using the latest exercises and methodologies.

TOPIC 2: Movement Preparation

In this full day workshop, Michol will systematically explain and demonstrate effective movement preparation strategies for individuals ranging from beginner clients to elite athletes. By explaining the relevant reaction and joint motions that the human body must perform, this workshop serves to clarify what is needed in effective movement preparation, whatever the goal.  In this workshop, you will learn

  • Interdependent joint mechanics of the foot complex, hip complex and thoracic spine
  • Myfascial anatomy relative to these mechanics
  • The 6 Steps in choosing the right exercise for your client
  • Specific movement preps for beginning to elite clients and programming solutions to modify each movement

TOPIC 3: Joint Integrity and Injury Prevention – The Foot and the Ankle

The foot and the ankle complex is, for the most part, misunderstood, and if not working well, the whole body will feel its effects and will not function properly. The foot and ankle are often forgotten when speaking of movement, however, low back pain and shoulder disfunction can, in many cases have their roots in poorly functioning feet and ankles.  In this interactive workshop, you will learn:

  • How to assess proper foot and ankle function
  • How the foot and ankle are vital for effective and purposeful movement
  • What constitutes an effective foot and ankle exercise
  • The 6 Steps in choosing the right foot and ankle exercise for your client
  • Practical anatomy and biomechanics of the foot and ankle complex

TOPIC 4: Joint Integrity and Injury Prevention – The Hips

The hipes have been described as the crossroads of the body, an interdependent ring vital in abdominal and low back function.  The hips opten hold the key to enhanced function and peformance. Michol will delve into the Integrated function of this all-important area of the body in this interactive session, a most important session for your clients’ overall well being. You will learn:

  • How to assess proper hip function
  • How the hip is vital for effective and purposeful movement
  • What an effective hip exercise is
  • The six steps in choosing the right hip exercise for your client
  • Practical anatomy and biomechanics of the hip

TOPIC 5: Joint Integrity and Injury Prevention – Shoulder and Spine

Do you ever wonder why clients have so many back and shoulder injuries? This interactive workshop will elucidate the reasons why. The shoulder and spine are inseparable. What affects one, will surely affect the other.  In everything that we do, the shoulders and spine have significant roles. Only recently has a new understanding emerged regarding these two important areas of the body.  Michol will take you through the newest research in a fundamental and practical workshop. He will explain:

  • How to assess proper should and spine function
  • How the shoulders and spine are vital for effective and purposeful movement
  • What constitutes an effective shoulder / spine exercise
  • The 6 Steps in choosing the right shoulder / spine exercise for your client
  • Examples of shoulder / spine movement based on myo-fascial lines of anatomy
  • Exercise selections for clients ranging from those need reconditioning, to performance clients
  • Practical anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder and spine

TOPIC 6: Evolutions in Biomechanics

Much of what we have learned in traditional biomechanics studies cannot fully explain why we move the way we do. Conventional theories simply cannot accurately describe the way our bodies deal with mechanical forces. A new, emerging philosopy of biomechanics more accurately explains how we are designed.  In this workshop, Michol will take you through this new concept using hands-on applications.  You will see the body differently after this workshop, and how you train will be significantly changed.  Topics for this session will include:

  • Tensegrity – How the body truly dissipates forces
  • Pre-stress – Why we are stable
  • Myo-fascial anatomy
  • Integrated training concepts

TOPIC 7: Vitality Training

The human body is designed to be efficient. Efficient motion is purposeful and allows and individual to be more effective at a task at hand.  Fundamentally, the result of efficient motion is an enhanced vitality.

Do you have clients who want to feel and move better?  Learn the basics of what constitutes the basis of vitality training using the latest tools available to trainers.  Michol will take you through programming, exercises and techniques to the most out of your client’s session.  To have vitality means to move with life.  Come prepared to move!

TOPIC 8: Core Training That Transfers

Our understanding of the core has evolved in the recent past, and with this new understanding, the application has changed substantially.  In this full day workshop, Michol take a close look at how our perception has changed and what it means to exercise selection and programming. Michol will discuss:

  • What constitutes the core
  • How the arms / legs truly influence the core and why it is so vital to apply this knowledge
  • How and why programming for “planks” and other traditional core exercises has changed
  • Core exercises that transfer into real life movement demands
  • Programming for the core
  • Where core training should be put into a session
  • Practical anatomy and biomechanics of the core

TOPIC 9: Program Design

Every trainer has asked him or herself: “How and what do I select for an exercise for my clients?”  Determining effective exercise selection can often be difficult and daunting. The Institute of Motion has developed a 6 Step system for choosing ideal exercises in every session, for every client. This workshop is hands-on so that attendees have the opportunity to practice this methodology.  By going through this thought process, you will:

  • Be able to be sensitive to any injury and prescribe the appropriate exercise
  • Properly regress and progress any exercise quickly with due consideration for each client / athlete
  • Add an infinite number of exercises to your toolbox to challenge your client / athlete appropriately so that maximum gains are realized

TOPIC 10: Footwear and Function

This full day workshop delves deep into how our feet react to footwear / non-footwear and foot function. It is essential that we understand how our feet are designed to work and what effect ground reaction has on footwear or bare feet. This lecture will focus on:

  • Foot anatomy and function
  • Footwear anatomy and function
  • Exercises that train the feet in concert with our body to achieve optimum function
  • The effects of barefoot function and why it has gained so much popularity.

 

Topic Choices for 3 Day Seminar – All Inclusive Immersion

Seminar 1: The Myo-fascial System Seminar – Analysis of Impact on Movement and Training

DAY 1: Foundations in Fascia
Learn about the relevance of the fascial system in movement and fitness training.  Michol will explain in depth:

  • WHAT the fascial system is comprised of and its origins
  • WHY we have fascia and its role in movement, stability and coordination
  • WHERE it exists, i.e. fascial anatomy

DAY 2: Understanding the Whole
In Day 2 we begin to learn how fascia integrates with the muscular system, skeletal system and nervous system in optimum function, as well as with special forces. Michol will discuss:

  • The idea of tensegrity as a way to explain biomechanics
  • The concept of pre-stress to explain shape stability and support
  • The notion of real and relative motions to explain movement
  • The role of proprioceptors within muscle and fascial structures
  • Longitudinal anatomy that blends muscles and fascia together

DAY 3: Putting Knowledge Into Practice
Day 3 is all about putting this knowledge into practice, and will include:

  • The practical side of IoM’s Methodology
  • Program design for Optimum Function
  • The 6 Steps in choosing the right exercise for your client
  • Practical workout sessions that synergize with IoM’s Methodology

Seminar 2: How to Achieve Optimal Functional Training – Program Design

Based on the Optimal Functional Training Model, Michol will show you the relevance of the muscular system, the fascial system, the skeletal system and nervous system as a functional unit. In purposeful motion, muscles and fascia both contract in a rhythmical way (using the nervous system) to move the bones efficiently – thus making these 4 systems inseparable.

From anatomy to training, find out why you must consider all of these systems in order to be fully functional.  This seminar will be loaded with practical application, and is a must for those who want to truly understand human function.

Day 1: Integrated Systems Learning
On the first day of this seminar, participants will learn about the fascial, muscular, skeletal and nervous systems and their relevance in movement and fitness training, and in effective programming. This first day will serve as the foundation of understanding for the following 2 days.  Michol will go in depth to explain:

  • WHAT these systems are comprised of and how they synergize
  • WHY these systems are designed they way they are for interdependency, and their integrated role in movement, stability and coordination
  • WHERE this anatomy exists (i.e. integrated, longitudinal anatomy)

Day 2: Understanding Special Forces
Adding to the basis of knowledge from the first day, Michol will then add several concepts crucial to understanding the full picture of the human movement.  Topics illustrated will include:

  • The idea of tensegrity as a way to explain biomechanics
  • The concept of pre-stress to explain shape stability and support
  • The notion of real and relative motions to explain movement
  • The role of proprioceptors within muscle and fascial structures

Day 3: Practical Applications
On the third day, particpants will have the opportunity to put all of their new knowledge to use. This day will include:

  • How to utilize IoM’s methodology in day-to-day workouts
  • How to create a program to achieve Optimum Function
  • The 6 Steps in choosing the right exercise for your client
  • Common oversights when assessing your client

 

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