Brian is a world-class powerlifter with over two decades of world class powerlifting under his belt. Coming back from a devastating back injury in 2012 that broke multiple bones and that most experts said he would never recover from, he has returned to the pinnacle of world-class lifting (while 100% pain and symptom-free) and is now dedicated to helping others avoid the same mistakes that he made in the past through private and group coaching.
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EliteFTS SWIS Symposium 2022,
October 28-29 Columbus, Ohio
Strength - Hypertrophy - Weight Training Sports Medicine
The Top Powerlifters, Bodybuilders, Doctors, Therapists, Trainers, Strength Coaches, and Nutritionists in the world all presenting their best information
WHO IS SWIS FOR?
EliteFTS SWIS Symposium Is For Fitness Professionals
- Personal Trainers
- Strength Coaches
- Gym Owners
- Recreational Weight Trainers
EliteFTS SWIS Symposium Is For Health Professionals
- Physical Therapists
- Medical Doctors
- Athletic Trainers
- Massage Therapists
Every year, new training, nutrition, treatment and rehab techniques are developed and utilized by the best in the world getting exceptional results. Come to Columbus, Ohio to learn what's new, what's effective and what's actually working right now in training, nutrition, treatment and rehab. Here's what you can expect to learn at this year's EliteFTS SWIS Symposium...
New Training Techniques
With so much information on social media and online videos, it's difficult to determine quality exercises, correct techniques, and intelligent program design. We are bringing in the best in the world to teach you how to train smart and get results with proper execution without wasting your time and effort.
New Nutrition Protocols
The traditional one-program-fits-all is outdated and ineffective. The consumer is tired of paying money to online trainers and nutritionists only to receive a copy-and-paste diet plan. SWIS 2022 showcases the top experts to share effective science-based nutrition protocols. Fine comb your approach through validated questionnaires, assessments, food choices, supplements, and pharmaceuticals.
New Rehab Exercises
We have brought in the top rehab exercise experts that have worked with thousands of clients. Through practical experience, learn their unique methods through live demonstrations. Additionally, understand WHEN and WHY to implement these methods—timing is essential for maximal results. Take your rehab to the next level!
New Treatment Techniques
The weight room can be a volatile environment for joints and tissues. Therefore, as doctors and therapists, you need a variety of techniques and equipment to heal injured joints and tissues. We have brought in some of the top doctors and therapists in the world to teach you how to properly diagnose joint and tissue injuries and navigate optimal treatment plans. Ultimately, get your patients out of pain and back to lifting heavy again (as fast as possible)!
New Business Opportunities
Become "Business Resilient" through worldly chaos (shutdowns, inflation, and recession). EliteFTS SWIS 2022 is bringing in experts to help you with business practice management. Model the top companies worldwide to create multiple income streams, offer your clients and patients products and services authentically, use the latest software to find new prospects, and retain them, plus more. These experts will teach you how to prepare, so you can weather this potential financial storm.
Plus "Just One Thing"
Just One Thing is NEW for EliteFTS SWIS 2022! Each presentation (similar to a TED Talks format) will last 15 minutes, allowing the experts to quickly and effectively demonstrate techniques and protocols for you to TRY right there so you can then USE Monday morning. Less theory with more practical applications. Just One Thing is all about solutions...
Bill was a powerlifter and strongman who thoroughly dominated the strength scene in the 1980s.
Bill decided to leave school and become the top powerlifter in the world. He achieved this in short order. By 1979, at the young age of 25 years old, he did so winning the American powerlifting championships and the IPF world championship that year in the superheavyweight class.
He was the first human to bench press over 300 kg. or 660 pounds. He held the world record bench at 661 pounds for a long time. He was the first man to lift all five McGlashen Stones in competition. He remains the only man to lift the Thomas Inch Dumbell overhead. He could cheat curl 315 pounds for fifteen reps. He still has the IPF and USPF Senior American record total in powerlifting (1100 kg. or 2420 lbs.). He set this in 1981 in Columbus, Georgia. He was an IPF champion twice in 1979 and 1983. In the 1978 national championships in the 125+ kg class in Dayton, Ohio, he squatted 865 lbs. He benched 622 pounds. He deadlifted 804 pounds. This gave him a total of 2292 pounds. In 1983 when he won again in Gothenberg, Sweden in the 125+ kg. weight class. He squatted 848 pounds. He benched 501 pounds with a severe pec injury. He deadlifted 799 pounds. This gave a total of 2149.
He also competed in the World's Strongest Man Contests. He competed in six of them. In 1979, he came in third. From 1980 until 1982, he won the competitions handsomely. He was the first man to win the WSM title three times in a row. In 1981, he tore his pec while bending cold rolled steel bars in the WSM. This makes his 1983 IPF championship all that much more significant. After this tear, he lost more than one-hundred pounds off his bench.
After launching successful business ventures and reflecting on his own life, Bill came to understand just how important guidance is for America's Youth. "Leaving communities better than he found them" became his life's passion .
Dr. Eric Serrano
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..
Justin Harris is the owner of the customized training and performance nutrition company Troponin Nutrition.
He holds a Master’s degree in Atomic Physics with an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology.
As a top-level competitive bodybuilder and powerlifter, Justin was the overall winner of the 2004 Mr. Michigan, Superheavyweight champion for the 2006 Jr. USAs, and the 2007 & 2008 APF Michigan powerlifting champion, totaling “Elite” in both competitions.
An expert in performance nutrition, Justin has written articles and given seminars around the country on the science of human physiology.
Dr. David Leaf
Dr. Leaf has been at every single SWIS Symposium since 1999. He is always a large hit with his great insights into why injuries occur and the best treatment and rehab protocol to use. His presentation will be "Advanced Upper Body Muscle Testing". Dr. Leaf is always on the cutting edge of new and innovative ways to test and treat. This will be an incredible presentation to be in as he usually turns it into a workshop and case studies.
Dr. Leaf is a chiropractor and has been in practice for over 30 years. He was the past president of the International College Applied Kinesiology and has lectured in United States, Canada, Europe, Australia on the application of muscle testing for different disorders. He has treated Olympic athletes, world champions and professional players in the NFL, NBA and NHL and was on the medical staff of A.C. Milan of the Italian soccer league. He is one of the best integrated practitioners and muscle testers in the country utilizing a highly innovative treatment combination consisting of structural and chemical protocols to fix complicated disorders.
Matt Nichol has been coaching professional and Olympic athletes for 24 years and is recognized as one of the preeminent authorities in the world of sports performance. Matt has worked in the NFL and NHL and currently acts as a consultant for a number of professional athletes, teams and organizations with a specific interest in maximizing athletic performance by maximizing human health.
Outside of his work in athletics, Matt has founded, directed, and partnered with several innovative companies. Most notably, be was the founder and the product formulator at BioSteel Sports Nutrition, a manufacturer and distributor of sports drinks and nutritional supplements. During his tenure with the company, he helped BioSteel grow from a start-up with a shoestring budget to a multi-million dollar business with global distribution.
Matt received his Bachelor of Concurrent Education from McGill University in Montreal, completing a double major in Physical Education and History and his Masters of Kinesiology and Masters of Coaching from York University in Toronto.
Eoin has always been one of the best presenters where he can take complicated concepts and make it understandable and practical...and also make you laugh while you learn.
Eoin has been working within the irish training, nutrition and fitness industry for over 19 years. Throughout that time he has been the first Irish certified Sports Nutritionist from the International Society of Sports Nutrition which he is also the Irish Ambassador. He is the first Irish graduate of the Institute of Functional Medicine and the first graduate of the Australian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine. Eoin is the co founder of the Irish Strength Institute, there is currently 4 Dublin based centres and 2 in Portugal. He also lectures internationally on training and nutrition.
Brian’s impressive recovery has given him the opportunity to teach and deliver talks to physical therapists, chiropractors, medical doctors, professional strength & conditioning coaches and experts from all facets of sport, on how to avoid injury, while building anti-fragile strength and resilience in athletes.
A competitive powerlifter since 1999, Brian Carroll is one of the most accomplished lifters in the history of the sport. Having lifted at the elite world-class level since 2005, Brian has well over a decade of world-class lifting experience. He has totaled more than ten times his body weight in three different classes, and both bench pressed and deadlifted over 800 pounds in two different classes. In his career, he’s totaled 2500 over 20 times in 2 different weight classes... and more!
Rick presented at SWIS 2015 - 2016 - 2018 on some really unique perspectives on supplements, steroids and the legal implications for the athlete. He is coming back in 2022 to present more updated information and I am really looking forward to it.
Read his impressive bio below.
Rick Collins, JD, FISSN, CSCS
Rick Collins, Esq., is a lawyer dedicated to the health and fitness community. His law firm represents numerous companies in the sports nutrition industry as well as amateur and professional athletes. He is internationally recognized as a legal authority in the field of dietary supplements and performance-enhancing substances. He has served as Legal Counsel to the International Society of Sports Nutrition since its formation, and is also the official legal advisor to the International Federation of BodyBuilders. He has contributed chapters to two textbooks on sports nutrition, is a frequent contributor to various health and fitness publications, and writes a monthly column for the nationally circulated Muscular Development magazine. Rick was interviewed as a legal authority in the film “Bigger, Stronger, Faster*” (2008) and has appeared on national television talk and news shows and radio programs. He is also a nationally Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS) and former personal trainer and competitive bodybuilder. He received his undergraduate degree from Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, and his law degree from Hofstra School of Law, where he attended on a full academic scholarship and served on the Law Review. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1985 and is also admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas, the District of Columbia, and various federal courts. To learn more about Rick, please go to www.supplementcounsel.com.
Dr. Dani Lamartina
Dani is a world-ranked powerlifter, Duke University DPT alum, coach, and EliteFTS columnist. She knows what it means to get stronger, get injured, get weaker, and come back stronger yet again.
Dani begin clinical work at age 15, and throughout her career she’s seen the gamut of PT - the good and the bad. While her experience and skill set uniquely qualifies her to work with strength athletes, her goal has - and always will be - to dignify and take care of people from all walks of life.
Throughout her career she’s also learned that most of us have something that sets our souls on fire. For her and Dave, this is strength sports and bodybuilding. She knows all too well that when you can’t do the thing you love, the loss is far more than physical. Whatever it is you do, Dani wants to help you get back to it - better, stronger, and more prepared for the road ahead.
Dr. Mike Israetel
Cofounder of Renaissance Periodization, Dr. Mike Israetel holds a PhD in Sport Physiology from East Tennessee State University.
Currently a professor in the strength and hypertrophy masters program at Lehman College, Mike has taught several courses at multiple universities, including Nutrition for Public Health, Advanced Sports Nutrition and Exercise, and Nutrition and Behavior.
Originally from Moscow, Russia, he has worked as a consultant on sports nutrition to the U.S. Olympic Training Site in Johnson City, TN, and has been an invited speaker at numerous scientific and performance/health conferences worldwide, including nutritional seminars at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY. Mike has coached numerous athletes and busy professionals in both diet and weight training, and is himself a competitive bodybuilder and professional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappler.
Justin Kavanaugh has been coaching for over 15 years and is the #1 best-selling author of the book Man Up. He has trained over 50,000 athletes, helped prepare hundreds of College and future NFL players for their Combines and Pro Days. He has a wealth of training and business experience in the field and is regarded as one of the top speed experts in the country. His ability to assess and breaking down biomechanics to correct sport movement is what he attributes to enhance sport transfer. Some of the athletes Coach Kavanaugh has worked with include standouts such as Olympic Gold medalist Justin Gatlin, UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia, 3rd overall MLB draft pick Eric Hosmer, the USA Women’s Softball Team and NCAA Touchdown and Rushing leader Keenan Reynolds. His emphasis on the complete athlete, mind, body, and spirit, are what he attributes to his and their success.
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