Hip Hinge 101 Workshop:
November 12th, 2017
Presented by Matthew Ibrahim and Dr. Zak Gabor.
What You Can Expect To Learn:
We get the following question a lot from people…
“What else can I possibly learn about the deadlift, especially over the course of a full day workshop?”
Here’s what makes this workshop unique and worth your time:
We’re all about education and turning complex concepts into consolidated, digestible information. Essentially, we’ve created a systematic approach to learning how to deadlift properly and utilize hip hinge exercises for long-term health and resilience.
In today’s current fitness and healthcare landscape, there’s an ever-emerging grey area between fitness professionals and rehab professionals. We strongly believe that the best professionals are doing their part in learning more about respected fields to ultimately provide better outcomes for their clients and athletes.
The beauty of our Hip Hinge 101 Workshop is that it lends both strength & conditioning professionals and rehab professionals the opportunity to learn basic low back pain principles and how to train around it intelligently through hip hinge exercises and deadlifting.
From there, we break down basic concepts and teach attendees our overarching coaching principles through effective communication.
Here’s a summary of what attendees will learn:
• The importance of the deadlift and hip hinge exercises for movement, strength, and performance.
• A basic understanding of low back pain principles as they relate to the deadlift and how to intelligently train around pain.
• A systematic assessment and screening approach for evaluating the low back and hips.
• A step-by-step process to protecting your spine in training and performance: breathing, bracing, spinal stiffness, and core training principles.
• How to improve coaching communication skills for optimal client success outcomes.
• How to transition a client from the treatment table to the training floor through proper hip hinge-based exercise progressions and regressions.
• How to select the proper deadlift variation for each specific client.
• How to properly address weak links and sticking points in the deadlift exercise through hands-on deadlift coaching and cueing.
• Fitness Professionals – All coaches and trainers in the field of strength and conditioning, sports performance, powerlifting, and weightlifting. This list includes, but is not limited to, Strength & Conditioning Coaches, Personal Trainers, Powerlifting Coaches, and Weightlifting Coaches.
• Rehabilitation Professionals – All rehabilitation-based professionals providing treatment for athletes and the general population. This list includes, but is not limited to, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Chiropractors, Athletic Trainers, and Massage Therapists.
• Students – All students in the field of exercise science, human movement, and rehabilitation. This list includes, but is not limited to, students in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, DPT, DC, PhD, MS, and ATC.
• General Population – Athletes and clients looking to enhance their deadlift training performance and hip hinge-based exercises.
Previous Workshop Locations:
• Waltham, MA
• Somerville, MA
• Portsmouth, NH
• Astoria, NY
• Nashua, NH
• Boston, MA
• Beverly, MA
• Derby, CT
• Middletown, RI
• Fairport, NY
• South Burlington, VT
• Introduction – 8:00am-8:30am
• Low Back Health – 8:30am-9:15am
• Hip Hinge Theory – 9:15am-10:00am
• Athlete Assessment – 10:00am-11:00am
• Building Your Base – 11:00am-12:00pm
• Lunch Break – 12:00pm-1:00pm
• Power of Language – 1:00pm-1:30pm
• Teaching the Hip Hinge – 1:30pm-2:30pm
• Mastering Your Deadlift – 2:30pm-4:00pm
Testimonials From Previous Attendees:
Here’s what Nate VanKouwenberg had to say:
“I determine the value of a workshop by the number of ‘nuggets’ I can take away and apply with my teams, athletes and staff. It’s hard not to be weary of professional development opportunities in our field, because of the recent onslaught of self-proclaimed experts online. After following their online content for several months, it became clear that Matt Ibrahim and Dr. Zak Gabor stood out as two of the brightest up-and-coming stars in our field. Their passion, knowledge and wide range of experience clearly sets them apart.
We decided to reach out to Matt and Zak about hosting their Hip Hinge 101 Workshop at our facility. Although I’ve been in the field for 13 years and have coached countless hip hinges and deadlifts, I was excited to learn about their unique approach to the deadlift and it’s connection to back health, performance, and general wellness. As predicted, they did not disappoint! The nugget scale was off the charts, as I took away several great cues, activation drills, coaching considerations and a wide range of related information that I will be applying from this point forward.
Not only do I give the Hip Hinge 101 Workshop two thumbs up, we also gained two great friends in the process! I highly recommend this workshop to Strength Coaches, Personal Trainers, Physical Therapists, and even fitness enthusiasts, regardless of your experience level. You will not be disappointed!”
Nate VanKouwenberg, MA, CFSC, USAW
Owner/Founder – Next Level Strength & Conditioning
Strength & Conditioning Coach – RIT Men’s Hockey
Rochester, New York
Here’s what Chris Carlsen had to say:
“The Hip Hinge 101 Workshop is an invaluable workshop for your staff and attendees. It’s more than just how to deadlift for personal records; it’s how to coach and troubleshoot for the beginner client and for when things get difficult. Having your staff of coaches on the same page when it comes to coaching is the key to an unbelievable training environment. Matt and Zak are also pretty cool dudes!”
Chris Carlsen, CSCS, SFG, FRCms
Owner/Founder – Iron Lion Performance
Astoria, New York
Here’s what Joseph Aratari had to say:
“The Hip Hinge 101 Workshop is the perfect workshop for any strength & conditioning professional looking to expand their knowledge and pursuit of keeping their athletes/clients healthy and strong for life. The complementary blend of easy-to-understand principles and the practical hands-on component make this workshop a great learning experience. I would highly recommend this workshop for any coach, athlete or adult looking to properly learn the hip hinge and deadlift exercise for safe and effective training.
Both Matt and Zak are easily two of the most passionate, genuine and knowledgeable professionals I have come across. The two were able to connect to the crowd very easily, and the relaxed atmosphere they created made the day more memorable and enjoyable. Not to mention, they are a couple of fun guys!”
Joseph Aratari, CFSC, FMS
Director of Operations – Next Level Strength & Conditioning
Strength & Conditioning Coach – Penfield High School
NY State Director – Nat’l High School Strength Coaches Association
Rochester, New York
Here’s what Dan Heaney had to say:
“Inviting Matt and Zak to present their Hip Hinge 101 Workshop at our gym was an unbelievably incredible experience. The amount of knowledge and information shared with our coaches and community contributed immediately to improving our client experience and results. On top of the wealth of information they provided, the hands-on coaching instruction from Matt and Zak made the day FUN!”
Dan Heaney, CF-L1, USAW
Co-Owner/Head Coach – Spartan Fitness 360-CrossFit Thermopylae
Middletown, Rhode Island