June 19, 2012
I am a strong believer in learning on a daily basis. I learned at an early age that knowledge is power and if you want to earn more, learn more. I take a trip every year with the same goal in mind. I want to learn new techniques and strive to be better than I was the year before. This year I went on a two-week trip to the Poliquin Institute in Rhode Island. I partook in 2 courses and a weekend seminar. I started with my Biosignature recertification that lasted 5 days. I went on to the Eleiko 2 day weekend seminar, and ended with a 5 day Fat Loss Boot Camp with Charles Poliquin.
Charles Poliquin requires all his students to recertify in the Biosignature Modulation once a year. I always pick up new protocols and get a better understanding of the Biosignature every year. The Biosignature is a cutting-edge, non-invasive fat loss and wellness program developed by world-renowned strength coach Charles Poliquin. The method is based on the correlation between body fat storage and possible hormonal imbalances. Hormonal imbalances are often the culprit of stubborn body fat storage and other health concerns including poor sleep, low energy, impaired cognitive function, and more. My clients that choose to do the biosignature along with training on a weekly basis see the quickest results. I picked up a lot of gems, which will help me produce quicker gains.
The Eleiko seminar consisted of 6 famous strength coaches. Al Vermeil (only coach to have world championship rings from BOTH the NFL and NBA), Preston Greene (Florida Gators strength and conditioning coach), Charles Poliquin (one of the most successful strength coaches in the world), Tamas Feher (the current national strength coach for Great Britain), John Brohns (coach of some of the best weightlifters in the world), and Maxim Agapitov (1997 world weightlifting champion, he snatched 175 kilos!). Al Vermeil spoke on the art of coaching. Preston Greene spoke on ten tips on producing more strength and conditioning results. Charles Poliquin spoke on how to implement variations of velocity and movement patterns to elicit faster maximal gains. Tamas Feher spoke on strength development in weightlifting. John Broz explained on how to get stronger with high volume training and Olympic weightlifting techniques. Finally, Maxim Agapitov spoke on practical weightlifting-the perfect clean and jerk. All 6 had excellent presentations, which helped me pick up new ideas in program design, motivation, nutrition, and much more.
My last 5 days consisted of the fat loss boot camp. It consisted of 3 training sessions a day with lunch and lecture in between. I learned a vast amount of information and met some brilliant people. Overall, I was happy with this year's training and am looking forward to next year's trip. I would be more than happy to speak with you regarding more specifics.