Handicapping the Perform Better Summit in Long Beach, CA


This is the third and final article handicapping the speakers for the Perform Better Summit. On July 31st the best in education for strength and conditioning, rehab and fitness professionals continues in Long Beach, CA. If you don’t get to one of these every year you are making a huge mistake. The biggest complaint from attendees is that with four sessions going on at one time it is tough to choose. It’s tough for me too but, just like you I have to choose. The schedule up on the Perform Better website has changed slightly. The new schedule is at the end of this article.

Here are my recommendations for Long Beach: 

Note- I will almost always choose lectures over hands-on. Just my opinion. I go to learn, not to get exercise.

Friday July 31st

9:45-  For the first lecture I recommend you go see Bill Parisi. Bill’s talk on networking will set the tone and have you ready to make friends all weekend.

11:00- The toughest hour of the first day. Michol Dalcourt is one of the most interesting speakers here but Martin Rooney and Rob Rogers are also always good. However, I will be listening to the legendary Vern Gambetta.

1:00- Mark Verstegen is a personal favorite. However, I think I want to hear Brett Jones. I might make an exception and tell you to see a hands-on

2:15- Robb Rogers , Michol Dalcourt, Vern Gambetta and Martin Rooney? Another very tough toss up. I think you’ll see 4 rooms with about 100 people in each.

3:30- If you want to open a facility or business go see Mark Verstegen. If rehab is your thing see Lenny. I might go to Brett Jone’s lecture.

4:45- Thomas Plummer runs unopposed. Do not head to the bar early. The beer is free at 6. Thomas always makes you think.

Saturday August 1st

8:30-  Lots of choices. Maybe a toss-up here. I think you’ll enjoy whatever you pick.

9:45- Another tough hour. I’m going with a wild card here. Go see Robert Dos Remedios.

11- This is an easy choice. Come to my lecture. I won’t disappoint you, I promise. If you saw me already at a one day you have lots of choices.

1:00- This is a tough choice.Todd Durkin’s Going for Greatness is very motivational.  My hands on will take you through some great ideas for clients who are overweight or in pain.

2:15- Another tough call but when in doubt go with Dos again.

3:30- My choice, Alwyn Cosgrove. A really funny but, to the point presentation. If you attended a one day and have already heard Alwyn, check out Rob Panariello, a real smart guy we don’t get to hear often. I’ve heard Alwyn so I’ll be at Rob’s.

4:35- Q+A. Don’t say Chris Poirier doesn’t deliver. Get your questions answered at the end of the day, great opportunity.

Sunday June 14th

8   Todd Wight, Pete Freisen and Jason Brown? Wow. Throw in Diane and again, I think you’ll see 4 full rooms. If I’m still in town I’ll be listening to Pete, another guy like Rob Panariello we don’t hear often enough. If you are torn between Jason and Todd, go to Jason’s hands on and listen to Todd at 11.

9:15- This is without a doubt another difficult time slot It really depends on your interest. I can guarantee you will enjoy Anthony Slater. Anthony is a smart young guy and a great presenter.

10:30-  This is a repeat of the morning. I would listen to Todd lecture. Very funny.

11:45- Go hear Anthony Slater. I think you will really enjoy his perspective.

Truth is, I can see why a few attendees come more than once. By coming three times I will see everything I want. You will not be so lucky. Hope my recommendations help. The full schedule is below. The 4th session is cut off. Sorry. I still you’ll get the idea. Just remember that the schedule on the Perform Better site may be slightly different.

Perform Better Functional Training Summit

July 31st – August 2nd, 2009

Long Beach, CA 

 

 

 

FRIDAY SCHEDULE

TIME LECTURE 1 LECTURE 2 HANDS-ON 1 HANDS-ON 2 

 

8:00 –  9:45

—REGISTRATION—

9:45 – 10:45 Bill Parisi 

The Art of Networking to Increase Your Net Worth 

Lenny Parracino 

Squatology

Juan Carlos Santana 

Beyond Program Design

Brian Grasso 

The Youth Obesity Solution 

11:00 – 12:00 Vern Gambetta 

Foundational Legs – Building the Athlete from the Ground Up

Martin Rooney

Training Secrets of the Warrior

Robb Rogers 

Linear and Lateral Acceleration Techniques 

Michol Dalcourt 

Movement Preparation  

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch On Your Own

  

1:00 –  2:00

Mark Verstegen

Planning for Long Term Success

Brian Grasso 

The Youth Obesity Solution 

Juan Carlos Santana 

Beyond Program Design (repeat) 

Brett Jones 

The 2 Best Exercises You’re Not Using: Get-Up & Swing

2:15 – 3:15 Robb Rogers 

Linear and Lateral Acceleration Techniques 

Michol Dalcourt 

Movement Preparation  

Vern Gambetta 

Foundational Legs – Building the Athlete from the Ground Up

Martin Rooney

Training Secrets of the Warrior 

3:30 – 4:30 Juan Carlos Santana 

Beyond Program Design

Brett Jones 

The 2 Best Exercises You’re Not Using: Get-Up & Swing

Mark Verstegen

Planning for Long Term Success

Lenny Parracino

Squatology

4:45 – 6:00

Featured Presentation (Lecture Room I)

Thomas PlummerThe 7 Habits of a Financially Successful Trainer   

6:00 – 800

—-SOCIAL—-

  

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

TIME LECTURE 1 LECTURE 2 HANDS-ON 1 HANDS-ON 2
8:30 – 9:30 Lee Burton 

The Science Behind Functional Training: PNF

Eric Cressey 

Inefficiency vs. Pathology: Why Some Athletes Break Down and Others Don’t 

Alwyn Cosgrove 

The Evolution Of Personal Training 

Robert Panariello 

Performance Training for the Post-Op ACL Reconstructed Knee

9:45 – 10:45 Gray Cook 

Understanding Primitive Movement Patterns 

Don Chu 

Neuromuscular Trunk Control in Preventing ACL Injuries

Todd Durkin 

Going For Greatness

Robert Dos Remedios 

Building Better Athletes: Getting Stronger and More Powerful Outside the Weight Room 

11:00 – 12:00 Michael Boyle 

Training Modifications For Obesity & Low Back Pain

John Graham 

Training the Multiple Sport Athlete: Gaining a Competitive Advantage 

Lee Burton 

The Science Behind Functional Training: PNF 

Eric Cressey 

Inefficiency vs. Pathology: Why Some Athletes Break Down and Others Don’t 

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch On Your Own

1:00 –  2:00 Todd Durkin 

Going For Greatness 

Peter Rouse 

Performance Based Personal Training 

  

Michael Boyle 

Training Modifications For Obesity & Low Back Pain 

Don Chu 

Neuromuscular Trunk Control in Preventing ACL Injuries

2:15 – 3:15 Annette Lang 

Designing Effective 30 Minute Workouts for Personal Training Clients 

Robert Dos Remedios 

Building Better Athletes: Getting Stronger and More Powerful Outside the Weight Room 

Gray Cook 

Understanding Primitive Movement Patterns 

John Graham 

Training the Multiple Sport Athlete: Gaining a Competitive Advantage 

3:30 – 4:30 Alwyn Cosgrove 

The Evolution Of Personal Training

Robert Panariello 

Performance Training for the Post-Op ACL Reconstructed Knee 

Annette Lang 

Designing Effective 30 Minute Workouts for Personal Training Clients

Peter Rouse 

Performance Based Personal Training 

4:35 – 5:00

Q & A with Presenters in Hands-On 1

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

TIME LECTURE 1 LECTURE 2 HANDS-ON 1 HANDS-ON 2
8:00 – 9:00 Diane Vives 

Small Group Personal Training is the Future of Training 

Peter Friesen 

Isometrics: The Fastest and Safest Way to Build Strength

  

Todd Wright

Vertical Core

  

Jason C. Brown 

Kettlebell Training for Fitness and Sport

9:15 – 10:15 Greg Rose 

Quick Screen to Identify Weak Links in Rotational Athletes

Kelli Calabrese 

How to Run Profitable Boot Camp Sessions 

Chuck Wolf 

Flexibility Highways 

Anthony Slater 

The Art and Process of Coaching 

10:30 – 11:30

Todd Wright

Vertical Core 

Jason C. Brown 

Kettlebell Training for Fitness and Sport

Diane Vives 

Small Group Personal Training is the Future of Training 

Peter Friesen 

Isometrics: The Fastest and Safest Way to Build Strength 

11:45 – 12:45 Chuck Wolf 

Flexibility Highways 

Anthony Slater 

The Art and Process of Coaching 

Greg Rose 

Quick Screen to Identify Weak Links in Rotational Athletes

Kelli Calabrese 

How to Run Profitable Boot Camp Sessions 

*****Speakers Subject to Change*****

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