Here is an article I wrote for muscle insider last fall on blood pressure. The article reviews what is blood pressure, what is normal and what is abnormal. I discuss the accuracy of home blood pressure units and how to make sure it is accurate. I also talk about the highest blood pressure ever recorded, 480/350 (normal is 120/80), when doing a max leg press.
Lorne Goldenberg has confirmed that he is coming to SWIS Symposium 2016 on October 13-15, 2016 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Lorne did a great presentation at SWIS 2015 on technique and coaching cues when training. All the small details make a big difference when you add them all up. Lorne has presented at almost all the SWIS Symposiums and its an honor to have him back. His specialty is working with numerous NHL Hockey teams and it only seemed fitting that he does a presentation called “Advanced Strength and Conditioning programming for Hockey…The Total Package” Now this is going to be good. Read his impressive bio below.
Lorne brings extensive experience in the area of peak performance training with professional and elite amateur athletes. He’s worked with several NHL teams as a Strength and Conditioning Coach including the Montreal Canadiens, Florida Panthers, Ottawa Senators, St. Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks, Quebec Nordiques and the Colorado Avalanche. He currently coaches out of the Athletic Conditioning Center in Ottawa and Gary Roberts High Performance Training in Toronto working with such NHL stars as Danny Briere, Zach Bogosian, and Tyler Toffoli to name a few. In addition to hockey, he has worked in the CFL, U of Ottawa Gee Gee’s and has prepared many local pros for CFL & NFL camps. Lorne, who graduated from the University of Ottawa with an honours degree in Physical Education, is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is also a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology.
The dates for SWIS 2016 will be October 13-15, 2016 at the Hilton Hotel in Mississauga. Just getting the confirmed presenters and schedules. Go to SWIS2016.com for updates and go to swis2016 on facebook. Look forward to seeing you there.
Come Join The SWIS Presenters and Delegates as they come into town for SWIS Symposium 2015!
Thursday, Nov. 12, 5:00-9:00 pm. Hilton Hotel Meadowvale
Free for Everyone – 20 Minute Various Informal “TED TALK” Style Presentations To Help Rescue Dogs!
Dr. Ken Kinakin-Energetic Rehab
Johnny Bower-Legendary Maple Leaf Goalie Q&A and Autograph Session
Mike Demeter-Old School Bodybuilding
Mindi O’Brien and Dennis Beitler-Success Principles of an IFBB Fitness and Physique Pro
Annette Verpillot & Mat Boulé –Posturepro – Posturology for Upper Body Strength and Posturology for Fat Loss and Hormone Balance
Brad Thorpe-Isophit, Six ways Isometric Strength Training can positively impact your life.
Luke Leaman-Muscle Nerds,How to Get Ready for a Bikini or Figure Show in 6 Months
Frances Michaelson-Top Ten Ways to Stay Alkaline in an Acidic World
Richard Singh-Bench Press Pec Tear Comeback and Rehab
Cheryl Millett- Mammalian Omega 3 Oils for Performance
Dr. Astrid Trim-Corrective Exercise Concepts
Dr. Greg MacLuckie-Brain Injury Recovery
Karsten Jensen – Periodization Simplified: Utilize the best from all periodization systems by understanding the 6 Characteristics that connects them
Clance Laylor – Athlete Activation System: Fundamentals in Optimizing Strength Qualities for Team Sport Athletes
Dr. Sheldon Joseph – How Your Brain Works: The Exercise – Neuroplasticity Nexus
Warren Reynolds – Mindfulness Meditation To Help Reach Peak Performance
Vince Del Monte – How to Create a 7 Figure Online Informational Business
Behind The Scenes 1000 Pound Squat EMG Set Up With Shane Church and David Sandler
Ozzie, Sue and Dr. Ken – The Story of Ozzie: Comeback of a Beaten Rescue Dog
Dr. Richard Lefebvre-What You Need To Know About Rescue Dogs
Kristine Lee PT-Physiotherapy for Dogs
Please come and join us, Say Hi to Ozzie and donate to help Rescue Dogs
The SWIS 2015 Ozzie Talks will be held at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre.
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SWIS Symposium 2015
It’s Finally Back!
The Top Powerlifters, Bodybuilders, Doctors, Therapists, Trainers, Strength Coaches, and Nutritionists all presenting their best information.
- Date: November 13-14, 2015
- Place: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, which is just outside of Toronto.
- Symposium Hotel: Hilton Hotel,
- 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 2L3
- Symposium Streams: Training, Treatment, Rehab, Nutrition
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- Dr. Fred Hatfield
- Bill Kazmaier
- Brad Gillingham
- JL Holdsworth
- Matt Nichol
- Dave Tate
- John Meadows
- Fouad Abiad
- Julia Ladewski
- Joe DeFranco
- Lorne Goldenberg
- Kelly Armstrong
- Dr. Ken Kinakin
- Dr. Karim Dhanani
- Dr. Mark Scappaticci
- Dr. David Leaf
- Dr. Jerome Rerucha
- Dr. Peter Jaillet
- Dr. Douglas Stoddard
- Kevin Darby
- Paul Gagne
- Donnie Thompson
- Paul Chek
- Dr.Dale Buchberger
- Ian King
- Dr. John Berardi
- Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon
- Dr. Jordan Moon
- Dr. Eric Serrano
- Rick Collins
- David Sandler
- Dr. Tom Bilella
- Dr. Rob Rakowski
- Dr. Luke Bucci
- Eoin Lacey
- Charles Poliquin
- Dr. Darryn Willoughby
- John Foulkes
- Joe Arko
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Registration Prices and Dates
Regular Registration – Sept. 1 – Nov. 11
Non-Member – $1098.00 Can./$850.00 U.S.
SWIS Member – $549.00 Can./$425.00 U.S.
At The Door – Onsite Only – After Nov. 11
Non-Member – $1278.00 Can./$988.00 U.S.
SWIS Member – $639.00 Can./$495.00 U.S.
Click Here to Become a SWIS Member
Group Rate – 3 or more – For gyms, studios, clinics, schools, clubs
The Group Rate is $369.00 per person. Plus you get a one year free membership to SWIS.
Just email a list of the people and their email address to firstname.lastname@example.org and you can sign up with one check or credit card number.
Student Rate – Fulltime Student
$369.00 plus you get a free one year SWIS membership.
Must provide picture of student card.
All refund requests must be submitted in writing. No refunds accepted via the phone.
Full refunds less $20.00 if before October 16.
50% refund October 17 – November 9
No Refunds after November 9 and no refunds for not attending.
To Book a Room at the Symposium Hotel
•The SWIS Symposium will be held at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre.
•Hotel Reservation Methods:•By Telephone:Dial 1-800-HILTON (1-800-445-8667 FREE)
•Reference hotel name: Hilton Mississauga Meadowvale
•Reference group name: Scty Weight Trng Inj
•Reference group code: WTIS
•Here is the link to do online hotel booking.
If you have a problem booking your hotel online, phone the hotel directly.
Click Here for a Map to the Hotel
FAQ – I became a SWIS member and trying to get the 50% off discount. How do I do that?
You need to go to the SWIS membership site that you got access to when you signed up. There is a step by step process there along with the discount coupon code that will reduce the price 50%. If you have problems, contact me and I will help you.
FAQ – I just want to see one presentation, can I pay just to see that?
Unfortunately no. We cannot logistically monitor that. You can however purchase the video of the presentation afterwards.
FAQ – I can only make it for one day, do you have one day prices?
Unfortunately no. We cannot set that up with the symposium scheduled to sell out. It is logistically too hard to monitor the numbers.
FAQ – I cannot make the symposium, will there be an online streaming of the presentations?
At this time no. If I am able to find an inexpensive way to do it with high quality by the fall, that maybe an option.
My focus right now is the live event and taking care of the presenters and delegates.
FAQ – CEU/ CEC
Will there be Continuing Education Units/Credits for the Delegates?
Yes. Canfit Pro – 4, CPTN – 18, ISSA – 20, Ontario Chiropractic Association – 15.5 hours, YMCA
FAQ – I see you are running four presentation streams at the same time. How do I preregister for these sessions?
There is no registration for any sessions, you can go to any presentation, and if you change your mind and want to check out another presentation, no problem. You just might have to stand if there is no seats available. Each of the rooms will be able to hold close to 200 people, so it should be alright. We didn’t have any problems in the past when we did it this way. If you want to make sure you get a seat in a certain presentation, show up early. There is 30 minute breaks between each presentation.
FAQ – There is more than one presenter I want to see at the same time. How do I deal with this?
This is what I call a quality problem. My recommendation is to go to the session where you want to ask a burning question to the presenter. Also the interactive sessions like Dr. David Leaf’s muscle testing presentation would be a good one to go to if that interests you since its hard to learn the specific angle and amount of pressure needed on a video. All the sessions will be professionally videotaped and will be available to the symposium delegates at a massive discount.
FAQ – Who is the Symposium For?
Generally, it is for the intermediate to advanced weight-training athlete, personal trainers, strength coaches, chiropractors, massage therapists, physiotherapists, physical therapists and medical doctors.
Specifically, the symposium is for intermediate to advanced weight-training athletes that are non-competitive or competitive in bodybuilding, powerlifting, figure, fitness, physique and bikini. You will learn advanced techniques on training, supplements, eating plans, rehab and learn how different injuries are treated.
It is also for the intermediate to advanced personal trainer or strength coach that is interested in learning new training techniques, nutritional protocols, and help how to rehab weight-training injuries. They will also learn the strategies that doctors and therapists use to fix weight-training injuries so they can intellengently refer their clients to the appropriate
healthcare professional for treatment and also get referrals from them for rehab and training.
Lastly it is for chiropractors, massage therapists, physiotherapists, physical therapists and medical doctors who are interested in sports medicine and wants to focus part of their practice on weight-training athletes. They will meet and network with high level personal trainers and strength coaches that they can refer their clients to for specific rehab and also get patient
referrals from them.
FAQ – Who is the Symposium Not For?
The symposium informational level will be intermediate to advanced and more slanted to advanced then intermediate. So if you have only been weight training for a few months and think a power clean is a vacuum cleaner… don’t come. If you have been training longer then 6 months and know the names of the exercises and want to learn some new techniques…then come.
Conversely, if you are a myopic, egotistical chucklehead that thinks they have this secret magical training or treatment formula that only they can do…don’t come. The purpose of the symposium is to share, learn and laugh. Not to show everyone how smart and great you are. We have had these characters show up at past symposiums and they tend to irritate and ruin the experience for presenters and delegates. So if you are open minded and want to learn and share…then come.
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