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501: Strength, Power and Neuro-biomechanics – Denmark

Course Date

Start: 15th February 2019 @ 09:00am
End: 17th February 2019 @ 15:00pm

Course Location

TBA, Denmark

Course Description


Dr. Kenneth Jay
Dr. Mike Nelson
Dr. Freddys Garcia
Dr. Matthew Antonucci
& contributions from Professor Frederick Carrick

Flipped classroom

  • Introduction to biomechanics
  • Principles, laws and models
  • Tension of muscle tissue
  • Regulation of muscle force
  • Structure and function of skeletal muscle
  • Muscle fiber types, orientation and the cross-bridge cycle
  • Neuromotor system organization
  • Nerve supply to muscle
  • Functional characteristics of motor units
  • Receptors in muscles, joints and tendons
  • The endocrine system and physical activity
  • Development and measurement of muscle performance parameters
  • The stress of resistance training
  • Detraining and periodization basics
  • The neural link to performance adaptations
  • Motor learning theory

Live training

  • The biomechanics of efficient movement
  • The basics of assessing
  • Key strength, power, hypertrophy and endurance testing methods
  • Key strength, power, hypertrophy and endurance training methods
  • Asymmetrical, opposing and unilateral movements
  • Integrated movements and muscle actions
  • Velocity-based training
  • Occlusion training
  • Vector-based training
  • Imperfection training
  • Plyometrics
  • Flexibility
  • Focus and visualization
  • Recovery and the limiting factors of muscular development

Pre-reading list:

The following three textbooks are fundamental for the Carrick Institute Human Performance program as they cover the basics of human physiology.

McArdle WD, Katch FI, Katch VL. Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance 8th edition. Wolters Kluver 2014

  • This textbook provides a comprehensive view of the systems in the body during exercise. All topics from module 2, 3, and 4 are covered in this textbook.

Bear MF, Conners B, Paradiso M. Neuroscience – Exploring the Brain 4th edition. Wolters Kluwer 2016

  • This textbook provides a comprehensive description of the structure and function of the brain and nervous system. All topics from module 5 are covered in this textbook.

Enoka RM. Neuromechanics of Human Movement 5th edition. Human Kinetics 2015.

  • Building on the fundamentals, this textbook provides an in-depth look at neural and biomechanical control of human movement. It is a great addition to the works of McArdle, Katch and Katch, and Bear, Conners and Paradiso.

Note: For each flipped classroom lesson, there will be select research papers included for discussion or as supplemental material.


Course Credits


Course Contact Name

Rebecca Robillard

Course Contact Email