The GPP is the most important phase of the training year, yet it is the most under performed by personal trainers.
Whether you are new to the industry or have decades of experience, this course is a must.
My client wants to be training like “THIS” (advanced level, high volume, ultimate goal)’, but they can only train like ‘THIS’ (beneath their expectation goal), because ‘THIS” keeps happening (recurring injury or pain, insurmountable weakness or range of motion).
Every time you increase the volume, or introduce new exercises, a recurring injury pops up - or worse a new injury!
Your clients keep running off to the physio and are starting to think training with you is not a good idea.
Your client just can't seem to get past a plateau, despite working hard at it for many months or even years.
They are losing motivation and faith in their abilities and maybe even faith in your ability to help them.
There is nothing less rewarding for a Personal Trainer than a client who never makes progress but stays stuck in the place they were when they first arrived.
And for the client this is pretty demotivating too, and are likely to start asking if its all worth the time and money.
When you have completed this 8 week online coaching course you will ...
You will learn about periodisation and it's generalised theories and principles, the different periodisation models, why the GPP is important within the fitness industry, and understand the goals of a well developed General Preparation Phase
You will learn how to determine what areas need focus, development and priority. You will know how to perform length-tension & flexibility assessments, strength-ratio testing and understand basic strength assumptions common to most individuals.
Learn exercise classifications for the lower body, exercise progressions & regressions and special & target exercises for weak links.
You will learn how to implement special training methods such as unilateral loading, offset training, the chaos method, unstable movements and sling training.
Including self-myofascial release techniques, an exploration of various stretching methods, including static, PNF, CRAC & loaded stretching and stretching techniques for the upper and lower body.
You will learn how to lay down a series of Introductory Programs that address:
the muscle awareness phase, symmetry focused phase, dumbbell, stability and sling emphasis phase and the barbell, offset loading and chaotic method phase
Tony has completed a PhD in exercise and sports science at Charles Darwin University in Australia and is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with ESSA. Having conducted over 50,000 training sessions in his career that has spanned 25 years, Tony is regarded as one of the premier personal trainers in the country.
Tony has been involved in education for over two decades, having held various educational positions at several universities in exercise science, physiotherapy and personal training. His Internship programs have been running for over 15 years and he presented his approaches to training and nutrition every year at the country's largest fitness conference FILEX for 17 straight years.
Having written strength workouts for elite athletes in 24 different sports, Tony is actively involved in strength & conditioning and providing educational seminars & resources for allied health professionals.
He has been an Adjunct Associate Lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast, a lecturer at the Australian Fitness Network, AIF, the Australian Catholic University (Schools of Exercise Science and Physiotherapy), NetFit New Zealand and New Zealand Weightlifting.
He currently is an editorial board member for The University of the Sunshine Coast's Fitness Research department and an editor for the Journal of Fitness Research, a member of the Australian Institute of Fitness Personal Training Advisory Panel and sits on an expert advisory panel for Fitness Australia.
Tony has written hundreds of health and fitness related articles and was the recipient of the 2004 Australian Fitness Industry’s Author of the Year Award. Tony is also a soft tissue practitioner and a certified Active Release Techniques® provider for the Long Nerve Tract, Spine, Upper & Lower Extremities.
He has held professional memberships of the American Society of Nutrition (ASN), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Lipid Association (NLA), the American Nutraceutical Association (ANA), the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA), The National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is currently a member of Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA).
In his spare time, Tony enjoys cooking (mainly Thai), playing guitar (mainly classical) and reading (mainly ancient history).
Here is what you get when you sign up for Training To Train: The General Preparation Phase