Strength Training Biomechanics for Physiotherapists and Trainers with Professor Tron Krosshaug

The course is based on unique knowledge of strength training exercises which you to a very limited degree will find in traditional books on the subject.

Professor Krosshaug has for more than 10 years developed 3D animations of strength training exercises where the main focus is on visualizing biomechanical principles, through his company Muscle Animations.

Course description:

A good understanding of how different exercises and techniques affect the load on the musculoskeletal system demands a good understanding of biomechanics.

This course will give you a thorough introduction into biomechanical analysis of strength training exercises. We will use different approaches, including practical and theoretical group assignments and discussion. The analysis will be visualized using our revolutionary 3D animations based on fundamental mechanical principles, scientific literature and our own laboratory measurements.

In this course we will cover the following aspects:

- Basic principles of biomechanical analysis

- Biomechanical analysis of simple and advanced exercises

- Variations of strength training techniques

- Loading principles and optimization in relation to performance, prevention and rehabilitation

- Biomechanical analysis of exercises in an open and closed kinetic chain

- How to perform strength training exercises without traditional strength training equipment

- Myth busting: A critical appraisal of research and common assumptions regarding strength training

- Biomechanical analysis of fundamental movements in sports and strength training exercises adapted to these movements

- How does anthropometry influence biomechanics and load on the musculoskeletal system

- Discussion of subjects that are relevant for you. We would love to hear from you in advance, so send us your questions per email.

Course planning

  • 08:30 - 09:00: Welcome day two with coffee and tea
  • 09:00 - 10:00: Advanced analysis of exercises
  • 10:00 - 11:00: Effects of anthropometrics
  • 11:00 - 11:15: Break with coffee and tea
  • 11:15 - 12:30: Critical appraisal of the research on strength training exercises
  • 12:30 - 13:30: Lunch
  • 13:30 - 14:00: Introduction to Practical
  • 14:00 - 16:00: Effective training without weights
  • 16:00 - 16:15: Break with coffee and tea
  • 16:15 - 17:30: Discussion (theory)
  • 16:15 - 17:30: Discussion (theory)


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