September 09, 2012 (Stratton, Vermont) – NENSA’s second Nordic Symposiu is on this weekend Sept. 8-9 in Stratton, Vermont featuring top coaches and presenters covering ten different topics related to training, talent ID, mindset and ski technique – check out the Day One report and photos…
NENSA Nordic Symposium Day One Report
Knowing your athlete is not a new concept to Nordic coaches, but today’s presenters brought that concept to another level of specificity and offered some great tools through the first day of the NENSA Coaching Symposium.
In the opening presentation, “Effective Core Training & Strength Training Assessment,” Physical Therapist Kurt Jebson laid the foundation for day one in speaking on our physical core and the functional foundation that comes from effective and safe core training. Kicking off with Spinal Anatomy 101, Jebson talked through a thorough education on the importance of proper positioning and support when focusing on core strength. We then moved into how to identify that positioning and maintain an awareness of the core strength training approach to protect the spine and maximize results. Coaches then broke a sweat in Jebson’s “Core Strength Assessment” demo, and a few volunteers earned their lunch demonstrating Jebson’s big five core strengthening exercises. A key take away was Jebson’s mantra, “train the motion, not the muscle.”
Read the full report HERE.