This foundational course sets the stage for all future courses. It represents over 28 years of work, education, and experience. It is Greg Mack's lifework. The course presents an entire professional practice system for operating a technical exercise service that addresses the assessment, improvement, and maintenance of skeletal muscle and human motor control and their relationship to pain.
This course may change your professional practice in an exciting, dynamic, and satisfying new direction.
What You Will Learn:
1. Why understanding your Identity, its relationship to self-esteem, and your Role Responsibilities is crucial to building a healthy practice.
2. Why your Worldview and Body View are critical to establishing and maintaining a value system, and how these views directly affect your interpretation and analysis of data collected.
3. How to undertake and understand a qualitative approach to information gathered while interacting with the client.
4. The importance of recognizing bias and how to minimize it during decision-making.
5. How to establish the highest possible value for your service - understanding that clients don't buy sessions, they buy into a long-term professional relationship.
6. The process of data collection, corroboration, and scientific methodologies that build an evidence-based model for understanding and interacting with a complex system.
7. How to use physics to more accurately understand the motor expressions a client produces and determining the points of interaction for producing stimulations that lead to intended adaptations.
8. Learn a heuristic for estimating a client's Allostatic Load and support the hormesis of applied resistance intensity and volume.
9. The Why and How of the Qualitative Manual Assessment of Motor Control and its import in collecting information and decision-making.
10. The definitions of the three primary modes of whole muscle contraction: isometrics, miometrics, and pliometrics and how to strategically use these modes, and mode combinations and variations, to improve motor control and create Post-Activation Potentiation effects to leverage the training process and improve the client's subjective sense of control and well being.
11. Learn the body-view of Bio-Motor Configurationalism and its impact on conducting and interpreting assessment data and subsequent intervention tactics.
- General Course Introduction (80:13)
- Section 1 - Sales: What's It All About? (132:51)
- Section 2 - Sales Don't Take It Personally (77:25)
- Section 3 - Ego Matters - The Transactions of Selling (95:24)
- Section 4 - Keeping the Prospect Comfortable (115:20)
- Section 5 - Strokes (74:19)
- Section 6 - Questions are the Answer (84:16)
- Section 7- Don't Let the Prospect Break Your Pinata! (55:45)
- Section 12 - First Contact (63:18)
- Section 8 - Your System (337:38)
- Section 9 - Selling Rules (0:58)
- Section 10 - Practice, Practice, Practice (1:24)
- Section 11 - Lessons Learned (1:22)
- Section 13 - The Initial Consultation (174:20)
- Section 14 - The Phase 1 Assessment (632:12)
- Section 15 - The Phase 1 Assessment: Analysis and Prescription (361:26)
- Section 16 - Writing Narratives and Progress Reports (10:01)
- Section 17 - The Phase 1 Assessment: Education and Report of Findings (49:55)
- Section 18 - The First Full Session (4:54)
- Section 19 - Intra and Intersession Decision Making (404:28)
- Section 20 - The Phase 2 Assessment (252:48)
- Section 21 - The Phase 2 Assessment: Analysis and Prescription (15:36)
- Section 22 - The Phase 2 Assessment: Education and Report Findings (351:35)
- Section 23 - Making It Work (159:45)
- Section 24 - Who's In Control (122:27)
- Bonus Footage (509:02)
Exercise Really Is Medicine
The Muscle System Specialist Course represents 30 years of professional work and experience in the medical-fitness continuum.
It contains new and exciting quantitative and qualitative processes for observing and interacting with an individual's unique motor system and using exercise to help individuals with pain and other sensations they don't like.