This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 12.0

BOC Category A 9.00

CPTN 14.0

YMCA 12.0

BCRPA 12.0

ISSA 12.0 pending

VBPT 9.00 - Type 1

Flexible Periodization Method Progressive Trunk Training

$299.00

A recent survey indicates that most coaches believe that trunk (core) training is necessary and upright loaded exercises are more effective than traditional core stability exercises. However, especially from the field of back rehabilitation, there is support for first strengthening individual, weak muscle groups before challenging these muscle groups to work in an integrated fashion during multi-joint exercises.

Trunk training is already extensively researched, but the essential information is scattered in many different places and often presented in a contradictory manner that makes it difficult to understand and apply effectively. By providing a comprehensive, unbiased map for building the trunk from the inside out and ground up Progressive Trunk Training bridges the education gap for you to help your athletes or fitness clients reach their chosen destination faster by offering the essential aspects of trunk training in ONE place.

​Pricing and Format Options For This program:

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 12.0

BOC Category A 9.00

CPTN 14.0

YMCA 12.0

BCRPA 12.0

ISSA 12.0 pending

Flexible Periodization Method Progressive Trunk Training

$299.00

A recent survey indicates that most coaches believe that trunk (core) training is necessary and upright loaded exercises are more effective than traditional core stability exercises. However, especially from the field of back rehabilitation, there is support for first strengthening individual, weak muscle groups before challenging these muscle groups to work in an integrated fashion during multi-joint exercises.

Trunk training is already extensively researched, but the essential information is scattered in many different places and often presented in a contradictory manner that makes it difficult to understand and apply effectively. By providing a comprehensive, unbiased map for building the trunk from the inside out and ground up Progressive Trunk Training bridges the education gap for you to help your athletes or fitness clients reach their chosen destination faster by offering the essential aspects of trunk training in ONE place.

​Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Pricing and Format Options For This program:

Electronic Format: $299

If you purchase a program, you will receive an email with links to your workbook, test and  instructions. If you don't see this email after purchase, please check your spam folder for an email from the American Academy of Health and Fitness.

This course is approved for the following CECs/CEUs:

ACSM 12.0

BOC Category A 9.00

CPTN 14.0

YMCA 12.0

BCRPA 12.0

ISSA 12.0 pending

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 9.00 - Type 1

Description

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy (VBPT) 9.00 (Type 1)–Please check with your state board for approval as most physical therapy boards will reciprocate approval for continuing education.

The American Academy of Health and Fitness (BOC AP#: P3645) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 9.00 Category A hours/CEUs. AT Level of Difficulty: Advanced, AT Domains: (1=Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion; 2= Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis; 3= Immediate and Emergency Care; 4= Therapuetic Intervetion; 5= Health Care Administration and Professional Responsibility): 1, 4

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Academy of Health and Fitness” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2017 – December 2021– Providership # 817430.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The ability to develop a program to help any injury free client progress from the most basic to the most advanced trunk exercises to remain pain free, build muscle or improve sport performance.
  2. Make even better use of the trunk exercises and methods that you already know.
  3. Dicover a framework that will allow you to experiment and apply your own style of training effectively.
  4. Be more confident to discuss topics surrounding trunk training with clients or colleagues.

The Progressive Trunk Training program is the most comprehensive trunk training guide that encompasses pelvic floor contractions and ends with whole body power moves.

In the Progressive Trunk Training program you will learn: 

  • 4 functions of the trunk relating to exercise and recovery
  • 5 stages of progressive trunk training
  • 8 categories of trunk training
  • 4 lineages of trunk training
  • 7 different breathing techniques from ancient martial arts and modern science to activate specific trunk muscles
  • 4 different sounds that activate the trunk muscles
  • 3 targeted cues for “pulsing contractions” to achieve super stiffness
  • 3 key features of a stability ball
  • 9 types of equipment integrated in the program
  • Videos featuring trouble shooting techniques of key exercises
  • 120+ exercises, most of them NEW combination exercises

You may have seen some of these specific methods and exercises before, but not the way Progressive Trunk Training has organized them systematically in one program.

  • Enhanced motor learning through application of variable and random training.
  • The unique and extensive use of touching, but not resting on the ground, to optimize muscular activation while minimizing disc pressure.
  • Unique and extensive use of the client’s own hands to enhance muscular activation.
  • Common exercises that are likely counter-productive to the athlete-client (and why)
  • Scientific progression on instability (Section 6).
  • The most overlooked error in Front Planks and how to fix it (Section 6).
  • The “Big 3” of Rotational Power (often overlooked or incorrectly executed).
  • The KB Swing as a trunk training tool + research-based comparison of the Russian vs. American Swing.
  • Why just doing the big lifts is not enough for a complete development of the trunk.
  • The FPM way of using straps or lifting belts to enhance the work done rather than as a crutch (if you choose to use it).
  • How to do Sit Ups safely (if the athlete-client really needs it).
  • The C.A.D approach (Cluster Training with Auto Regulation and Drop Sets).
  • Strategic selection of dependent and independent variables to maximize block specific training adaptations.
  • The unique role of the external oblique muscles as anti-flexors of the spine.

Course Outline

  • Introduce basic, intermediate and advanced breathing techniques
  • Health benefits and contraindications
  • How to sequence the breath for speed, interval and steady state training
  • Includes 40 different breath-training workout routines​
  • How to use breathing techniques to “biohack” into flow states
  • Warm-up & cool-down strategies
  • Respiratory anatomy & physiology

Learning Format

  • Online Learning Management System
  • Includes videos & reading materials
  • The Progressive Trunk Training Specialist Program is rich in content. It consists of a 140-page manual with 7 sections, 30+ pages of supporting documents and 161 video clips.

Exam Details

  • Exam 50 questions
  • Total Test Attempts: 3
  • Passing score is 70%.
About Karsten Jensen

Strength and Conditioning Expert Karsten Jensen has helped World Class and Olympic Athletes from 13 different sports since 1993. Many of his athletes have won European Championships, World Championships and ATP Tournament.  He believes in the unlimited potential of the human being and shares his viewpoints as an international speaker, author of several books and educator with the Certified Professional Trainers Network. He currently works as a high performance trainer at the University of Toronto and also shares “Insider Principles of World Class Strength and Conditioning Methods” through his website ww.yestostrength.com. He holds a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology, is a Chek Practitioner – Level 2, a Chek Holistic Lifestyle Coach – level III, CPTN-CPT and a Course Conductor and Practical Assessor for CPTN

Program Access

Upon purchase of the Progresssive Trunk Training course, your information will be forwarded to Yes to Strength.  Within 24 hours of purchase you will receive an email from [email protected] confirming your enrollment in the course, along with instructions on how to access your course and set up your password.

There is no required completion date or expiration date.

Dual Credentials

Certified health and fitness professionals holding more than one certification may obtain CECs/CEUS for all approved certification organizations (see list above) for which they need continuing education at no additional cost.

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Course Objectives

Upon succesfully completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Understand the primary targets in the long term development of the trunk.
  • Learning to categorize trunk exercises based on anatomy, biomechanics or start position.
  • Learn the Map of progressive trunk training that can be followed with a variety of exercises.
  • Understand the foundational role of correct breathing in trunk training and learn the skills to teach it to the client.
  • Learn the science and practice of developing the trunk from foundational stability to advanced stability and finishing with strength and power.

Course Features

Learning Format

  • Online Learning Management System
  • Includes videos & reading materials
  • The Progressive Trunk Training Specialist Program is rich in content. It consists of a 140-page manual with 7 sections, 30+ pages of supporting documents and 161 video clips.

Goals and Objectives

  • Help any injury free client progress from the most basic to the most advanced trunk exercises to remain pain free, build muscle or improve sport performance.
  • Help you make even better use of the trunk exercises and methods that you already know.
  • Provide a framework to allow you to experiment and apply your own style of training effectively.
  • Be more confident to discuss topics surrounding trunk training with clients or colleagues.

Access to Course

Upon purchase of the Progresssive Trunk Training course, your information will be forwarded to Yes to Strength.  Within 24 hours of purchase you will receive an email from [email protected] confirming your enrollment in the course, along with instructions on how to access your course.

Exam details

Exam: 50 questions, Total Test Attempts: 3, Passing score: 70%

Course duration

There is no required completion date or expiration date for access to this program.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Acknowledgements
Section 1: Primary Training Targets in the Long-term Development of the Trunk
Section 2: Categorizing Trunk Exercises: Anatomy, Biomechanics, Start Position
Section 3: Progressive Trunk Training Map Overview
Section 4: Why Start with Establishing Optimal Breathing Patterns?
Section 5: Foundational Stability
Section 6: Advanced Stability
Section 7: Trunk Strength and Power
Epilogue
Appendix 1: Selected Instructional Scripts for Section 4b
Appendix 2: Foundational Stability Stage. Scripts and troubleshooting
Appendix 3: Framework for isometric hold challenge
Appendix 4: Spinal Pump Breathing

Four supplementary documents also accompany the course materials.

  • The Seven Blocks of The Flexible Periodization Method
  • Break Down the Set to Build Up Strength
  • The Tempo Code
  • The 4 Ways to Flatten the Abdominal Wall with Walking and Targeted Deep Breathing

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