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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

What is your improvement resolution for 2014?

Brent Brookbush

Brent Brookbush


Panel Discussion: What is your improvement resolution for 2014?

How are you going to make yourself a better human movement professional in 2014? What modalities, techniques, exercises, or programming will you practice? What books, workshops, certifications, or degrees are in your future?

Moderated by Brent Brookbush DPT, PT, MS, PES, CES, CSCS, ACSM H/FS

This panel discussion was started on my facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/brent.brookbush - on December 29, 2013

Maurice D. Williams Hopefully, teaching the NASM CPT accelerated course. I'm in discussions about it now. I truly believe that one of the best ways to master material is to teach it to others. In terms of certs, NASM FNS, PTA Global bridging course & the FMS. Just as importantly, I'm going to continue to learn how to run my Business better through NPE, Net Profit Explosion! What about u Brent Brookbush?

December 28, 2013 at 11:52am

Brent Brookbush I want to finish 4 books I am working on reading cover to cover (I keep getting interrupted by other projects) - McGill, Richardson et. al, Vlemming and Leibenson.

Super important texts for understanding the lumbo-pelvic hip complex.

That's one goal anyway… (Many more on the to do list)

December 28, 2013 at 11:54am

Brent Brookbush Sounds like you are taking on a ton of workshops, in a ton of different directions Maurice D. Williams - how do you plan on integrating what you learn into practice?

December 28, 2013 at 11:55am

Omnia Mostafa finish the 2nd year of physical therapy with a high grade + working at a physical therapy clinic for 6 moths ,,,,,,,, that's enough for me ,,,, being a successful therapist

December 28, 2013 at 12:06pm

Brent Brookbush That is a huge undertaking Omnia Mostafa, don't forget to set little practice goals, like implementing certain evaluations with every patient, or forcing yourself to practice a technique you are currently uncomfortable with on your feloow therapists.

December 28, 2013 at 12:27pm

Brent Brookbush From the standpoint of practice, 2014 is a year of trying to integrate an arthrokinematic based treatment model with the human movement impairment model I currently work with.

December 28, 2013 at 12:28pm

Omnia Mostafa well ,,,,,,, i won't forget ,,, am gonna do my best

December 28, 2013 at 12:39pm

Robert Verdell Learn more about somantics and the brain's role in movement, tension and stress

December 28, 2013 at 1:34pm

Arminder Sidhu I'm taking SFMA and NKT Level 3 in 2014. I also ordered Dr. G. Cook's Movement book to read in January too.

December 28, 2013 at 1:44pm

Kenneth E. Hoover Personally a big fan of reach and scoop. Reach for a goal that others haven't made happen yet. Might be an application of what you know well in a place where it is not as well known. An example of that would be applying assessment in places where it has been overlooked or under valued in the past. High School Strength and Conditioning Programs might be a worthy target. I never said this step would be easy! If it was easy it wouldn't still be there waiting to be done? Your integration of a treatment model next year is a good example. Scoop would be taking someone who is learning from YOUR understanding to a place where they hadn't thought they could go. We all know you learn more from teaching than you ever could from studying. You do that well Brent Brookbush. Pay it forward.

December 28, 2013 at 2:07pm

Perry Nickelston Train with and learn from Ido Portal

December 28, 2013 at 2:13pm

Jesse Connor I have several books to read as always. Continue to follow you, Perry Nickelston, Kathy dooley for their knowledge. Assist NKT 1 in Jan, take NKT 2 and possibly FMS 2. Hosting a restorative movement through breathing course with DR. Lois Laynee Feb 15-16 in Birmingham Al. Continue with my massage and posture alignment business. May possibly be moving into a new office space which I am looking into incorporating a salt therapy room into. Damn, now that I write that all out it looks quite daunting.

December 28, 2013 at 2:22pm

Arminder Sidhu Thanks Jesse, you reminded me also, I'm hosting Dr. Lois Laynee in June as well, here in Vancouver BC.

December 28, 2013 at 2:37pm

Jesse Connor That's great. would love to come visit sometime. I love the area. Was in WA state for five years and have always tried to get back there.

December 28, 2013 at 2:39pm

Andrew Kirby Good question Brent, something I have not thought about too much although having said that 2014 is the year you must come to the UK to deliver a human movement science seminar and workshop that's for sure!

December 28, 2013 at 2:39pm

Barbara Fralinger 2014 is going to be an amazing one for me! I plan to obtain my CES and CPT, incorporate more technology into my lectures, and keep researching and publishing innovative teaching strategies for human movement science education.

December 28, 2013 at 4:04pm

Barbara Fralinger As far as what has made me become who I am in the field, I think it comes down to hard work, an open-mindedness to continually explore and learn, and practicing what I preach.

December 28, 2013 at 4:07pm

Kenneth E. Hoover Not daunting Jesse Connor, ambitious. That's how things get done! Go make it happen. Your clients and your market will be the beneficiaries.

December 28, 2013 at 4:35pm • Like

Shawn Fears Well as last year was more performance related by getting my PES and working with a high school football team, I think I am going to add CEX to it this year. I started last week.

December 28, 2013 at 4:48pm via mobile • Like

Shawn Fears Also finish up some classes that I need finally.

December 28, 2013 at 4:49pm via mobile • Like • 1

Nick Chertock Some topics I'm really into for 2014 are:

Rotary power sources and postural dysfunction that impairs it

Wrist and forearm mechanics in golf, tennis, baseball (batting) and throwing

Lumbo pelvic rhythm and other force couples

Fighting head forward posture through lifestyle changes

Breathing techniques

Understanding ground reaction forces

December 28, 2013 at 4:51pm

Brent Brookbush What an amazing list kats… I know the readers of this discussion will gain insight and inspiration from your goals.

I look forward to making it out to the UK with the help of Andrew Kirby, working with Kenneth E. Hoover to integrate my education platform into some the amazing projects he is working on, of course more education research with Dr. Barbara Fralinger, finally being able to sit-in a full workshop with Perry Nickelston, and I am sure you kats all I know I have a ton more content in the works for B2C Fitness… soon to be re-branded, I will keep you all posted.

December 28, 2013 at 5:22pm

Christine Cassano Mine aren't resolutions, they're goals!!!

December 28, 2013 at 6:32pm

Maurice D. Williams Brent Brookbush: not really. The certs are tools to put in my bag. They won't necessarily change my style of assisting folks to reach their goals.

December 28, 2013 at 7:00pm

Brent Brookbush So why would you not take something you know you would not useMaurice D. Williams?… maybe something that fills a void in your current skill set?

This is why I went with the Maitland courses… I knew my manual skills directed at joint signs and pain modulation would need further development as I gained liscensure.

December 28, 2013 at 7:26pm

Maurice D. Williams Didn't say I wouldn't use them, I said they are tools in my toolbox. Every carpenter/plumber has to use all his tools at some point. The FMS will add another layer to the OH Squat. The nutrition cert is for general knowledge as I work closely with a holistic health coach for my clients. The PTA, as we spoke in the past, will allow me to look at my clientele more closely from different dimensions that I'm not necessarily doing now. It's like a jigsaw puzzle to me!

December 28, 2013 at 7:59pm

Kerry McCabe Fundaun I'm going to complete my NASM CES and take more pilates reformer trainings.

December 28, 2013 at 8:49pm

Michelle Langsam Educate clients count me in Brent

December 28, 2013 at 9:56pm

Melinda Reiner Resolution is to work in an organization, who values my skill sets, pays me accordingly, and appreciates my constant goal of becoming better at all that I do.

December 28, 2013 at 10:18pm

Jason Erickson I will resume training some exercise skill sets that I haven't practiced for a while, particularly some bodyweight movements that translate well into grappling and striking applications.

If I can put in enough mat time, I will enter a grappling competition for the first time in over 10 years.

I plan to improve my knowledge of barbell cleans and OH squats with the help of some excellent trainers.

I will develop three CE classes for massage therapists and teach at least five seminars and five or more workshops.

I will complete at least 4 online courses related to fundamental sciences (anatomy, physiology pathology, kinesiology, biochemistry, neurology, etc.).

I will also attend/assist at seminars on orthopedic massage, active isolated stretching, functional movement screen, and hopefully some with the NeuroOrthopedic Institute on pain science. I'm also booked to attend some other massage seminars, but I'm less excited about those. I am, however, also looking forward to some cadaver lab time in March.

I will write at least two case studies and submit them for publication.

2014 is going to be a busy year. All of that stuff is in addition to my work and various volunteer stuff that I am committed to.

December 29, 2013 at 3:59am

Rick Richey I am going to spend time each week reviewing school materials - notes that I had while in school, and of course what I am about to teach - weather it be NASM workshops or my college courses.

I plan on developing a workshop on Muscle Energy Techniques, Positional Release, and SMR modalities. So, I will be doing a comprehensive review of these techniques in the research.

I will also be opening a personal training gym in NYC, and I hope to be able to learn from everyone that comes in the door.

December 29, 2013 at 9:20am

Melinda Reiner Rick, I would be interested in taking that workshop! Count me in. If I were back down in the NYC area (where I'm originally from), I would definitely use your gym. Never know where life is going to take you!

December 29, 2013 at 10:24am

Brad Archer Sims Finishing CES thru NASM, then want to pursue Kettlebell cert. Happy 2014, to my fellow trainers!

December 29, 2013 at 10:36am

Rick Richey Melinda Reiner, thanks! I'll love to see you at a workshop and at the gym!

December 29, 2013 at 3:09pm

Brent Brookbush I don't usually do this in a panel discussion, but for this post it seemed appropriate. Many of you may find my Functional Anatomy Courses very helpful as either refresher, or introduction to, some of the other courses you will be taking in 2014. I am looking forward to Rick Richey teaching these courses with me in the upcoming year,Perry Nickelston is heading out to Rowan for support, and Barbara Fralinger has both helped to edit and validate our teaching strategies with continuing research at Rowan U (soon to be published). If you are interested please feel free to e-mail me at Brent@B2Cfitness.com or check out - http://b2cfitness.com/events/

As always, thank you for a wonderful discussion. If you have ideas for future discussions or would like the panel to help you answer a question please feel free to message me.

Donnala Raw 2013 saw the completion of CalU's M.S. program (Ex. Sci. & Health Prom.) & graduation 2 weeks ago. I don't know what I want to do professionally yet, other than teach fitness classes (which I love). 2014 goals so far are: finish NASM-CES, obtain comprehensive Pilates certification, and enroll in doctoral study with either USSA or RMU.

December 29, 2013 at 8:03pm

Bernadette Ricci Im working hard on my FNS course & am looking to purchase the CES in 2014! Also, anything B2C fitness happens to offer will also be on the list!

December 29, 2013

Brent Brookbush Congratulations Donnala Raw. Great accomplishments and great goals for 2014

December 29, 2013

Brent Brookbush Thank you Bernadette Ricci, You were a pleasure to have in class and I look forward to seeing you in future workshops.

December 29, 2013 at 8:33pm

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