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2018 NWC Performance Clinic

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Brian St. Pierre

Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD, CSCS, CISSN, PN1
Director of Performance Nutrition, Precision Nutrition
Session: Fundamentals of Performance Nutrition 
Performance nutrition is a rapidly growing field - emerging research, increased resources, cutting-edge technology. Yet this trend has led many performance coaches and professional organizations astray - focusing on the minutia and missing the forest for the trees. Brian will cover the key foundational principles of performance nutrition to help athletes of all types prepare, fuel, and recover at their best. He'll give practical takeaways to apply immediately with your own athletes and clients.

Session: The Truth About Workout Nutrition 
Workout nutrition has become all the rage. Many sports nutrition experts are claiming it is critical to improving health, body composition, and performance. In this presentation, Brian will review the full body of evidence on workout nutrition, and give you practical recommendations for what you and your athletes should eat before, during, and after exercise.

Brian St. Pierre is the Director of Performance Nutrition at Precision Nutrition, working with a host of fitness professionals and professional sports teams including the San Antonio Spurs, and Cleveland Browns. He has worked with athletes and recreational exercisers of all types, directing both performance nutrition and strength & conditioning. Brian is the author of the High Performance Handbook Nutrition Guide, the Show and Go Nutrition Guide, and Ultimate Hockey Nutrition.

Dan Raimondi

Dan Raimondi, M.Ed., CSCS, SCCC, SSC 
Owner/operator of Raimondi Strength & Conditioning
Session: Start Simple: Strength & Conditioning Programs
Danny will cover strength development for the squat, bench press, overhead press, and deadlift. He will discuss how to appropriately progress trainees in the context of other physical demands such as sport practice, conditioning, and speed work as well as other life demands like work and family.

Dan Raimondi is the current owner/ operator of Raimondi Strength & Conditioning in Fargo, ND. Prior to his work in the private sector, he was an assistant strength coach at George Washington University, overseeing 5 varsity sports. Before GW, Dan spent several years at Princeton University, working with 6 varsity sports. He completed his graduate work at the University of Minnesota in 2012, while also volunteering in the weight room and running a small private facility

  Josh Cinnamo

Josh Cinnamo      
President, Team Some Assembly Required, US Paralympic Athlete
Session: Lessons in Effort, Purpose and Leadership
Josh will share lessons learned from his experience as a US Paralympic athlete to enhance effort, discover purpose, and develop leadership characteristics in yourself as well as the athletes you coach.

Josh is the president of Team Some Assembly Required, the world’s strongest adaptive athletics team. He is also an 8-time US Paralympic national champion in discus, javelin and shot put. He is the current world record holder in the shot put and finished 4 th in the same event at the 2017 Para World Championships in London. In addition to track and field, Josh finished second in the Arnold’s Strongest Disabled Man competition at the Arnold Sports Festival in 2017.

Michael Zweifel

Michael Zweifel, MS, CSCS   
Owner of Building Better Athletes, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, University of Dubuque
Session: Athletic Acumen, How to Make Athletes Better Decision Makers
Michael’s session will be a mix of presentation and hands-on demonstration. He will share how he incorporates some of the basic principles of skill acquisition and motor learning into his coaching practice. Michael will discuss the strategies he uses in the pre-brief, warm-up, movement practice, weight room, and de-brief to help make his athletes retain more from their training and more adaptable on the field.

Michael is the current owner and head of sports performance at Building Better Athletes in Dubuque, Iowa where he works with athletes in elementary school, high school, college and a handful of professionals.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Dubuque and his Master’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Tyler. He is a former Gagliardi Award winner (D3 Heisman) and NCAA all-time leader in career receptions

Quinn Henoch

Quinn Henoch, PT, DPT  
Physical Therapist, author, speaker, and coach 
Sessions: Managing Injuries in The Weightroom: Practical applications for maintenance, progress, and reducing injury risk 
(one lecture and hands-on session)
Reducing injury risk in the sports setting is a noble but challenging cause. As strength and conditioning coaches and rehab professionals, we are to prepare the athlete as much as possible for the rigors of sport. This talk will focus on how to manage training load and optimize movement strategies in the weight room, as a means of reducing injury risk. Furthermore, we will discuss ways to modify training during injury scenarios, that allow the athlete to continue to progress and minimize fitness loss.

Quinn Henoch is a Physical Therapist, author, speaker, and coach. He has a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis and Bachelor of Science from Valparaiso University; and is the head of athlete rehabilitation for ClinicalAthlete Newport in Orange County, CA. He is also the founder of , which is a network of healthcare professionals who understand the performance-based needs of athletes.