Opening Presentation - Dr. Ken Kinakin and Presenters
1000 Pound Squat Demonstration with Shane Church with Real Time EMG Testing by David Sandler
Shane Church started competing in Strongman in Canada in 2007. With nothing to do in the winter, he started competing in Powerlifting and never looked back. Shane currently trains in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and has personal best lifts of 1036 pound squat, 644 pound bench, and 749 deadlift, and a Canadian record total of 2402 pounds, all in the 242-pound weight class.
David Sandler, MS, CISSN, CSCS*D, RSCC*D, HFD, HFI, FNSCA, FISSN, has been a consultant and strength and conditioning coach for the past 25 years and has worked with the nation’s top organizations and some of the world’s best athletes. David is the President of StrengthPro, a training and nutrition consulting group. David is the former Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). David has been the lead exercise and sports physiologist for more then 40 episodes of television for National Geographic’s series Fight Science, Super Strength, the Science of Steroids, and Impossible Science, and the Emmy Award winning Sport Science series on Fox Sports Network. In addition, David was the Science Advisor and Sports Physiologist for Jesse James is a Dead Man, the series, with Spike TV and has filmed several episodes as the Science Expert for History Channel’s Stan Lee’s Superhumans. David is a former powerlifter and three-time U.S. national bench press champion and his research and passion is with strength and power development.
Shane confirmed that he is going to Squat a 1000 Pounds at SWIS Symposium 2015 on November 13, 2015 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Yes you read that correctly... Shane is going to Squat a 1000 pounds for everyone at the opening of SWIS 2015. You see, I have been racking my brain as to who to get for a keynote presenter for SWIS 2015, since I have the best in the world presenting at it. So instead of getting another presenter, I want to create an experience for everyone. Most people have never seen a 1000 pound squat and it is incredible to see it live. I saw Lee Moran squat 1003 pounds in 1984, and I was only 30 feet away when he did it at the Senior National Powerlifting Championships in Dayton Ohio. It was incredible and will never forget it.
And we are going to amp it up one better. My good friend David Sandler, who did alot of EMG testing on the TV show Sport Science, and is also presenting at SWIS 2015, is bringing his Blue Tooth EMG equipment and Shane has agreed to be hooked up to surface electrodes as he is squatting the 1000 pounds. We are going to hook up David's computer to a projector and you will see in real time which muscles fire and how much when Shane is squatting. This has never been done before and will be incredible to see what muscles fire and how much with this weight. This will be history making research and you have to be there live to experience it.
Fri. Nov. 13 - 9:30-11:00
Matt Nichol - The Art of Coaching Matt Nichol, who is one of the top Strength and Conditioning Coaches to Elite Athletes in the country.Matt is a veteran Strength and Conditioning Coach who has trained professional and elite amateur athletes since the late 1990’s, working with numerous individuals and teams from the NHL, NFL, CFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA and CIS, Basketball Canada, Tennis Canada, Gymnastics Canada, Bobsleigh Canada and the Canadian Track and Field Association. In 1998, Matt founded his own company; now called Paragenix Systems Inc. (“Paragenix”).
He is the President, Head Coach and Nutritionist at Paragenix, the home of Canada’s premier summer, off-season hockey camps for NHL and elite amateur players. Every detail of the programs offered at the camps, from musculoskeletal functional assessments, to individualized training program design and nutritional plans, is designed and led by Matt with support from a carefully selected group of professional coaches, trainers and other expert personnel.
Kelly Armstrong - How to Treat Scars that Turn Off Muscles Using the Neurostim
Kelly Armstrong has been an Occupational Therapist for 17 years and currently has a private practice in Jacksonville, FL. She has worked in various settings and populations during her career. She has specialized in Pediatrics, Pain Management and has recently turned her focus to Women’s Health Issues. She is certified in MPS-SRT (Scar Release Therapy), Sensory Integration (SIPT), Interactive Metronome, and Therapeutic Listening. She has also extensively studied Oriental Medicine, Neuro-Anatomical Acupuncture, Integrative Pain Therapies, and Erik Dalton’s Myoskeletal Techniques.
Kelly is author of “Functional Acupuncture for Women’s Health,” and co-author of “Functional Acupuncture for Pain Management.” She helped to develop Advanced Pediatric Lecture Protocols for Acumed Medical. Kelly is a MPS Therapy Instructor and a Master Pain Practitioner (MPP). Kelly has a published article on the National Pain Report website and her own blog,“Healing For Women’s Health,” (www.queenofscars.com)
Kevin Darby - Fascial Stretch Therapy Techniques for the Shoulder
As Director of STWI (Stretch to Win Institute) Canada, Kevin is a natural leader. Innovative and forward thinking he is the perfect choice to expand the reach of FST (Fascial Stretch Therapy) and the Institute. Head Instructor, business owner, husband and father are just a few of the many "hats" kevin wears on a daily basis.
Kevin is the owner of Darby Training Systems: www.darbytrainingsystems.com which offers educational courses for personal trainers and health care professionals focused on improving client outcomes.
Kevin has been involved in structured physical conditioning programs for over twenty years. He has competed in, coached and officiated several sports at the provincial, university, national and international levels, included representing Canada as a member of the Canadian Forces Military Pentathlon Team.
During that period of time, he has been exposed to different training methods and philosophies including internships with Charles Poliquin and the St. Louis Blues (NHL). He has been a part of the course conductor staff for the Poliquin International Certification Program (PICP) and Fascial Stretch Therapist Certification (Stretch to Win Institute). He has trained and treated both professional (NHL, NLA, CFL and WTA) and amateur athletes (Olympic Games Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, FIS) and has published research that focuses on movement quality and fitness.
He is a published research and holds a Bachelor of Education degree and is a NSCA Certified Personal Trainer.
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)™ is a cutting edge PNF based stretching system that is very effective in improving joint range of motion, promoting recovery and breaking down barriers that inhibit strength and power. In this session, you will learn practical techniques that you can apply immediately to your clients. These techniques currently used on athletes in every major sports league in North America will improve range of motion and can facilitate improved performance. Join us for this practical session and add a new skill that can enhance your client’s recovery and results.
Dr. Jordan Moon - Advanced Muscle and Fat Physiology, Biochemistry, and Measurement
Dr. Jordan R. Moon is currently the MusclePharm Sports Science Center Research Director, NSCA Colorado State Director, as well as a faculty member for the Department of Sports Exercise Science at The United States Sports Academy. Dr. Moon is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction (CSCS*D) and a Certified Health and Fitness Specialist (HFS). Dr. Moon has trained all levels of athletes, including professionals in Major League baseball, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, as well as college athletes and teams in addition to youth and fitness clients. He has presented at multiple scientific conferences and has published more than sixty research articles and abstracts in the areas of sports nutrition and human body composition and changes regarding age and fitness level. His publications can be found in The British Journal of Nutrition; The European Journal of Clinical Nutrition; Clinical Nutrition; Dynamic Medicine; The European Journal of Applied Physiology; The International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism; Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism; The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research; The Journal of The International Society of Sports Nutrition; Nutrition and Metabolism; The Sport Journal; and the Sport Digest.
Dr. Moon also serves as a research reviewer for the NSCA, the International Federation of Sports Medicine, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins / Wolters Kluwer Health, Human Kinetics, Springer Science+Busniess Media, NRC Research Press, Reed Elsevier PLC, Oxford University Press, The American Physiological Society, Assist Group Comp., BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. & the British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, and the Southern Gerontological Society, where he has reviewed articles for The International Sportsmed Journal; The Strength and Conditioning Journal; The International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance; The European Journal of Applied Physiology; The Journal of Physiological Anthropology; Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism; Clinical Nutrition; Nutrition Research; Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation; The Journal of Applied Physiology; The Journal of Sports Science & Medicine; The British Journal of Sports Medicine; The Asian Journal of Sports Medicine; Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise; The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
Understanding changes in muscle and fat and how they relate to performance and health can be complicated and often misunderstood. Specifically, the measurement of body composition (muscle and fat) is often incorrectly performed and inaccurately interpreted in gyms, clinics, and research laboratories. Little has changed in the last 60 years regarding the fundamentals of research methods and devices used to measure body composition. However, major advances have taken place in how one can interpret the results as well as calculate more advanced measurements from data that you may have already collected. Furthermore, the dynamic nature of muscle and fat is often overlooked when interpreting body composition results and designing exercise and nutrition programs. Utilizing the appropriate methods and understanding what you are “truly” measuring is vital when trying to track changes in both fat and muscle. This lecture will discuss the dynamic nature and composition of muscle and fat and how changes can impact energy expenditure, gene expression, and other systems in the body. Both non-clinical and clinical body composition measurement techniques will be discussed, as well as how to get the most accurate and/or more advanced data from your favorite methods. You will also learn how to easily determine whether a change in body composition is actually “real” or if it is just measurement error or physiological variability.
Fri. Nov. 13 - 11:30-1:00
JL Holdsworth - Strength Correctives, Building Armor For Your Athletes
JL's technical expertise in lifts combined with his understanding of how to identify and correct strength deficiencies make Holdsworth one of the most respected strength coaches in the industry. He has written for Elitefts.com for over 10 years and his technique videos on various lifts have been among the most popular series on Elitefts.com.
He started his strength coach career at Wayne State University, where he received his degree in Exercise Science. He then became a strength coach at the University of Kentucky.
He left Kentucky to train for professional powerlifting at Westside Barbell. There he held the highest bench press in the gym and the 4th highest total of all-time at the 275lb. weight class before suffering a herniated disc that took him out of competitive powerlifting. His best competitive lifts are a 905 pound squat, 775 pound bench press, and 804 pound deadlift. He rehabbed his back, without surgery, and returned to competition this past year to win the WPC world Deadlift championship.
He has also competes professionally in grip competitions and was a part of the 2013 Mighty Mitts competition at The Arnold expo. Among his best grip feats are farmers walking the Thomas Inch dumbbells for 25yards.
Holdsworth is the owner The Spot Athletics, in Columbus Ohio, where he works with athletes of all ages and sports disciplines. There he has helped develop State, National and World champions in many different sport disciplines. You can learn more about his facility at TheSpotAthletics.com.
With injury rates on the rise in sports, everyone is looking for that magical way to keep their athletes healthy. New monitoring, screening and reporting methods are constantly being added into the fold. These things are all insignificant to the original injury preventer, STRENGTH.
Dr. Luke Bucci - Glucosamine Chondroitin – When – Why – How to use it
Luke R. Bucci is the Founder & Owner of InnerPath Nutrition, clinical nutrition consulting and educational company. Dr. Bucci has over 30 years of experience in the nutrition industry encompassing all aspects of scientific applications. For example, Dr. Bucci was primarily responsible for creating the joint health category in the mass market by introducing glucosamine+chondroitin combination products in 1991. Dr. Bucci introduced Move Free® products and MegaRed® krill oil which are leading product brands in joint and omega-3 categories, as well as dozens of other successful dietary supplements. Dr. Bucci has conducted preclinical and human clinical studies on effects of dietary supplements in several fields and specializes in product claim substantiation, assessing new technologies and bringing new dietary supplements to market.
Dr. Bucci graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (Biochemistry and Cell Biology), from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, in 1983 followed by a double post-doctoral appointment to the Department of Experimental Radiotherapy at M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute (University of Texas System Cancer Center.
Dr. Bucci was Research Director for Biotics Research Corp. in Houston, Texas from 1985 to 1991. Dr. Bucci formed InnerPath Nutrition in 1991. In 1992, Dr. Bucci served as the first Director of Science and Quality at SpectraCell Laboratories Inc. in Houston, Texas, transferring the test from academics to application. Dr. Bucci developed and patented Spectrox, the first commercially available test for total antioxidant function. Dr. Bucci was Vice President, Research for Weider/Schiff Nutrition for over 17 years, and Research & Scientific Affairs Specialist after its acquisition by Reckitt Benckiser in 2013. Dr. Bucci also was Senior Vice President of Research and Scientific Affairs for ReNew Life Formulas from 2013-2014., and Vice President, Innovation for Novel Ingredient Services from 2014-2015.
Dr. Bucci holds several patents and patent applications on clinical laboratory testing methods and dietary supplements. Dr. Bucci has extensive regulatory expertise and has direct experience with DEA, FDA, FTC, NAD and law firms concerning dietary supplement issues. Dr. Bucci has taught the Dietary Supplement Laws & Regulations course at the University of Utah (NUTR 5520).
As a recognized author and lecturer, Dr. Bucci has written four texts, eleven book chapters, over 35 peer-reviewed research journal articles, 37 abstracts, more than 100 technical journal articles, and has presented hundreds of invited lectures and discussions on a variety of topics around the world. Dr. Bucci has given many radio and television interviews, including national live spots. Dr. Bucci’s books include Nutrients as Ergogenic Aids in Sports and Exercise (CRC Press, 1993), Nutrition Applied to Injury Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine (CRC Press, 1994), Pain Free: The Definitive Guide to Healing Arthritis, Low-Back Pain, and Sports Injuries Through Nutrition and Supplements (The Summit Group, 1995), and Healing Arthritis the Natural Way (The Summit Group, 1997; Barnes & Noble, 2008). In addition, he serves as the Chief Editor for Journal of Applied Nutrition.
Dr. Bucci was awarded the Rosalie B. Hite Memorial Fellowship Merit Award for Outstanding Research in 1983 and the Certified Clinical Nutritionist of the Year Award from the International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists (IAACN) in 1994. Dr. Bucci was named Employee of the Year for Weider Nutrition International in 1999, and received the James Lind Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award in 2007. Dr. Bucci was a member of the Senior Scientific Advisory Committee for the Council for Responsible Nutrition from 2005-2011.
Dr. Bucci serves as Director of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board. Dr. Bucci is a member of Board for the IAACN. Dr. Bucci currently serves as Adjunct Faculty in the Nutrition department at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Dr. Bucci is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, a Certified Nutrition Specialist and a Certified Chemist in Medical Technology (Associate Member), reflecting his major interests in nutrition and clinical laboratories.
Dr. Bucci’s professional affiliations include the American College of Nutrition, American Society of Clinical Pathology, International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists, and the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI). Hobbies include World War Two naval history and raising and rescuing French bulldogs.
Donnie Thompson - Advanced Mobility and Adhesion Techniques
Donnie Thompson owns Performance Therapy for Strength Athletes, Super D Performance Toursand Part Owner of The Compound.
Donnie Thompson also worked for 6 years at Progressive Sports Physical Therapy in West Columbia, South Carolina where he was the Strength and Mobility Director for 21 clinics statewide.
Donnie started competitive Powerlifting in 1998 and has not turned back. Donnie is the first human to ever total 3000 lbs.! Donnie earned 8-all time World Records in Professional Powerlifting including; 3 Bench Press records, 2 Squat records (1260) and 3 Total records! His 3000 lb. Powerlifting total stood until August of 2013. Pavel, Kelly Starrett, Dick Hartzell and Louie Simmons have worked with Donnie personally over the past two decades. This led to his SHW victory at the 2005 Arnold Classic WPO Powerlifting Championships and 3 all-time totals in 2008 and 2011, 2850lbs, 2905lbs and 3000lbs respectively!
His knowledge collected over two decades in Rehab ,Mobility and Strength made it possible for him to continue with the heavy lifting to conquer these lifting goals. Donnie travels to many Universities, High Schools and training facilities throughout the country teaching and sharing his Powerlifting experiences and training methodologies. He is in high demand for his rehab techniques and mobility work. Teaching eager trainers and coaches to help others increase sustained training performance from CrossFit to Football teams. He has also created Body Tempering mobility system with devices Donnie created called the X-Wife, The Cheater and the Step-Child to increase mobility and decrease adhesion.
Dr. Eric Serrano - Fats: What Works and Why
Dr. Eric Serrano MD is the ace sought out by elite athletes around the world for help with the most difficult of problems. Dr. Serrano spends a large part of his time promoting the health of his every day family practice patients. Amongst the thousands of patients are elite athletes from around the globe who will travel to the ends of the earth to consult with him. A wide array of athletes from the NFL, NHL, MLB in addition to countless elite amateurs make up Eric’s elite client list of athletes. His cohesive expertise comes from years of practicing medicine and his career as record-breaking power-lifter. As an athlete and family man Eric understands the needs of his clients and pushes himself to stay on the cutting edge of training, supplementation, nutrition, injury rehabilitation and performance enhancement.
Dr. Serrano is a graduate of Kansas State University and earned his medical degree for Kansas University. One will never have an idea of what extreme demand exists for Dr. Serrano’s services, which is obvious by viewing a message log full of inquiries from elite athletes, strength coaches and related practitioners around the world. He is truly the expert of experts, the one the elite come to for guidance and information. Dr. Serrano has also formulated numerous nutritional supplements for some of the leading nutritional companies on the market. He has been a contributing writer for some of the leading health and fitness magazines including Muscle & Fitness.
Fri. Nov. 13 - 2:00-3:30
Dr. Karim Dhanani - Healthy Muscle Cell Protocols Using German Biological Medicine
Dr. Karim Dhanani, B.Sc, B.A., ND, is a leading authority and practitioner of biological medicine whose reputation is rapidly gaining international attention. Noted for his innovations in treating chronic degenerative medical conditions, Dr. Dhanani established the Centre for Integrative Medicine in north Toronto in 2002. In less than five years the clinic has established a distinctive international clientele, drawing patients and professional consultation requests from around the world including Europe, South America and the Caribbean. In demand as a compelling speaker and experienced lecturer, he skillfully imparts knowledge and builds understanding. He has appeared as a guest speaker at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, New Roots Herbal - Product Knowledge Seminars, Natures Emporium Spring Detoxification Lectures and the Maclaughlin Senior Center.
Dr. Dhanani received extensive naturopathic medical training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Prior to obtaining his Naturopathic medical degree, Dr. Dhanani graduated with honours from the University of Waterloo with a B.Sc and B.A. Since earning his Naturopathic Doctor designation he has taken part in specialized programs, locally and internationally, to continue to build upon his skills and has completed training in Pharmacodynamics, Biochemistry, Functional Physiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Darkfield Analysis, Bio Electronics of Vincent, Nebulized Ionized Oxygen Therapy, Bio Resonance Therapy (MORA Therapy), Neurology, Homotoxicology, VEGA, Functional Medicine, and Oncology.
Dr. Dhanani is board certified and affiliated with the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), the Board of Directors for Drugless Therapy in Naturopathy, the Occidental Institute Research Foundation, the Functional Medicine Institute, and the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine. He is published in a variety of magazines including Vitality Magazine, Urban Male Magazine, Alive Magazine and regularly contributes to a column called "Cancer Corner" which appears in Human Spirit Magazine. He is also currently working on several enlightening publications discussing innovative nutriceutical products along with developing a series of articles on biological medicine geared for publication in medical journals and trade magazines.
Dr. Dhanani's vision to bring biological medicine to the forefront of the health care industry to help health care consumers, professionals and patients understand and appreciate the importance of Biological Medicine in the treatment of chronic degenerative disease will undoubtedly continue to set him apart and give his work the recognition it deserves.