Start this out by giving a HUGE Thanks you to the presenters who stepped in behind me just some damn no body who decided to attempt to put a seminar together. Each and everyone of these guys went above and beyond in giving in a various ways to make this whole weekend more than just a seminar but a life experience. A whole weekend that each and everyone of us can draw from for weeks and months to come.
So, lets not jumble this thread with the various banter that all these threads tend to get loaded with. Save this one for thanking and giving appreciation to this group of guys that stood up, gave and passed on to us over the whole weekend. Give them some feedback on their presentations and don?t hesitate to visit their sites, contact them and hell purchase some of the various goods each of them offer.
Following is each presenter and a quick little blurb from me, in most cases a surprise take home question or the overwhelming message I got.
The Psychology of Physique Transformation. The body can't make major changes until the mind does, yet no one ever talks about this. Most people know what to do, so why can't they do it? Chris will reveal the secrets based on his studies in the field of psychology and his own physique transformation.
Bullet Point: Hey Fatty drop the fried snicker form your diet and eat clean for 21 days and you will have changed your tastes and long term habits.
Low Back Injuries: Avoidance, Rehabilitation and Successful Return to Training.
My Bullet Point: Backs and avoiding injury to them should be a constant in our lifes and training if we want to keep at this for an thing near long term. I will spare any details all those who attended know Dr. Ryan did a Through job of talking.
Alwyn Cosgrove: http://www.professionalfitnesscoach.com/
Program Design 101, A Unified Theory. Learn how to design your own customized training programs. Learn the principles behind professional program design, and learn how to troubleshoot and critique any programs that you see.
My Bullet Point: That none of the none of the damn writers for T-Nation or anywhere have an original thought including himself, look for the upcoming Scottish Volume Training. Evaluate programs by its flaws. That Alwyn is different than Pavel in a HUGE number of ways least of which being he has has his accent not only during his presentation but also before and after.
Dave Barr: http://www.RaiseTheBarr.net
The Anabolic Index. Dave will be discussing the Anabolic Index which will quantify our anabolic responses. Then, using the Index, we'll see how to use nutrients and supplements to optimize anabolism and recovery. He might even get into scientific hypertrophy training if time warrants.
My Bullet Point: Before a night of drinking have a LARGE serving of Canadian seal meat to raise the Anabolic Index to an all-time high and negate any possible negative effects from the alcohol.
Dan John: http://www.danjohn.org/
"Perfect" Programs A discussion about looking at perfect training programs and how we all seem destined to toss "perfection" away the moment we pick up a new muscle magazine.
My Bullet Point: To go from a complete slob to someone in pretty damn good shape is easy, to go from damn good to Elite is DAMN hard. Also that if you work HARD eat right to a point you can negate the negative anabolic index of a nightly scotch or two.
Dave Tate: http://www.elitefts.com/
Weak Point Training. Eliminate your weak points in the three powerlifts
My Bullet Point: That you need to first and foremost quit playing and the damn gym take a minute to fucking get a grasp on and realize what the hell it is you really want. That no matter the goal there WILL be some type of negative consequence you will have to accept if you want to move from shit to suck, suck to good, and good to great. Also HUGE surprise here. Dave does stress tempo in at least one aspect of training. It was I think a 4 second INsentric with some new type of quasi flutter pause of 6-10 seconds, ending with a explosive sliding eccentric.
Once again from me a HUGE thanks you to each one of you guys for stepping in here and doing more than anyone could ask to make this weekend a success.