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Register Now For The Indiana Concussion Summit

Register Now For The Indiana Concussion Summit

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THE PIT BARBELL CLUB is Legendary in many respects. The Pit is a premier Training facility, impeccably equipped and expert coaching..

Now, the only Head and Neck Certification and Indiana Concussion Summit is being held at THE PIT.  This Perfect Combination will ultimately culminate in a overload in individuals attending the Summit and even more importantly is reserving your place for the certification.

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To ensure a high level of information destination and HANDS-On instruction the number of individuals for each certification must unfortunately be LIMITED.  So, we recommend to ensure your place at the examination table, YOU SHOULD REGISTER NOW.  Also, you will need time to study the material sent to you after you register. SEE YOU AT THE PIT!!!

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HARD DECISIONS

HARD DECISIONS

Life has many turning points. Each turning point involves a choice. While they may be difficult choosing, can be a catalyst for personal growth.

describe the imageRalph Cornwell is a PhD. in health promotion/human performance at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Prior to pursuing his Doctoral Degree he was a collegiate strength coach.

He has developed a protocol for strength training the musculature that protects the cervical spine.

There is no doubt there is a tremendous amount of pressure to win in athletics. People want to be associated with a winner. Alumni, students attending school or fans want their team to be successful.

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If the coach does not win his job is at risk. Obviously, coaches are concerned with performance. With pressure, a coach may make an uncharacteristic decision.

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I know it may be difficult in such a competitive environment, but decisions must be based on what is best for the athletes who play the game. First and foremost, a coach must be an advocate for the athletes off the field and insure they are physically prepared for competition on the field.

As a young strength coach I came to a crossroad in my career. We like every other staff and team had pressure to win. In the off-season the head football coach examined all aspects of the entire program and looked for ways to improve performance.

The coaches choice for performance enhancement was surprising. I was told to remove the training for the head and neck region of all athletes on the football team and substitute the neck exercises with movements that he felt improved athleticism. He felt that the head and neck training was unneeded and I was to begin to do things that benefited performance.

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My staff and I had a meeting that same day and I explained the situation. We voted as a staff to continue training the athletes  musculature of the cervical spine.  This was vital to their health and safety on the field.

The coach was angry that I did not heed his wishes. I was given an ultimatum. Stop training the head and neck region of the athletes or face termination. I had a muti-year contract that paid well. I was blessed with a great staff to work with.  How could I leave such a great situation?sniip1

I went home that night and discussed this decision I had to make with my wife. She simply said, “Do what you know is right”.

I resigned the next morning after informing my staff about my decision. Over the next few weeks my entire staff also resigned.

This incident has turned into a positive and a career change. It has led me into extensive study in the methodology of training the musculature that protects the cervical spine and brain. I, over the next several years will be able to share nationally my findings: which will include not only protection of the athlete through head and neck training, but…. and I must add Increased Athletic Performance. I now have my doctoral degree and research the Head and Neck. Do the right thing PROTECT YOUR ATHLETES. Follow my research @ concussionpreventionprotocol.com

Head and Neck Isolator – The Vantage Research Team

The Vantage Research Team Utilizes  the Head and Neck Isolator Machine.

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Get The Knowledge To Prepare YOUR Athletes for Competition

Get The Knowledge To Prepare YOUR Athletes for Competition

Head & Neck Training Specialist Certification

Head & Neck Training Specialist Certification

Preparing and Protecting Your Athletes During Competition

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Strengthening the head, neck and surrounding cervical structures is the ONLY organic contingency within our control to prepare individuals to withstand potentially injurious forces.

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The most important goal of the strength and conditioning professional is to PRUDENTLY PREPARE the individuals for the rigors of the task. As such, given the catastrophic consequences of a cervical spine and traumatic brain injury, the strengthening of the head, neck and surrounding muscular structures of the cervical spine MUST be considered PRIORITY ONE in the prescription and design of exercise routines. ONE Day Concussion Reduction Methodology Seminar – Learn the skills and knowledge to prepare and protect your athletes from concussive and sub concussive forces. Evidence based, proactive, hands-on instruction taught by experienced professionals and expert practitioners. NSCA Approved CEU’s.

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Mark Asanovich, M.A.                                                             Dr. Ralph Cornwell, Jr

Date: Friday, April 10th, 2015   Doors Open at 8am. Summit Begins 8:30am

Where: Minnetonka High School:

Presentations will be in the The Forum

Demonstrations will be in the Pagel Center Weight Room (on the Minnetonka High School Campus)

Every coach says, “they care about the health of their athletes”. Here is your chance to prove it while improving your skills as a coach.

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Become a Certified as a Head and Neck Training Specialist!

For more information visit us at http://www.concussionpreventionprotocol.com

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Sometimes It Takes A Village

Sometimes It Takes A Village

I use this old Nigerian Proverb to illustrate what it takes to educate, enlighten and make a real difference in a young person’s life. Minnetonka High School located in beautiful Minnesota is special in it’s own right. Now you add the Vantage Program and well I was simply amazed at what they are able to accomplish in a high school setting.

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  Under the direction of Chris Pears, the Vantage Program is thriving!

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WHAT IS VANTAGE?
VANTAGE, Minnetonka’s Advanced Professional Studies program, is a dynamic collaboration between Minnetonka High School and the professional community. For students who want to gain a deep understanding of and actively participate in a high-demand profession, VANTAGE offers an inspiring, hands-on program, combining rigorous coursework with dynamic project-based learning in a collaborative professional environment.
Project II is being conducted and administered by the Vantage Program.  Under the direct supervision of Legendary Strength Coach Mark Asanovich.
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The Vantage students are attempting to reproduce or possibly exceed the research of Project Neck 1, conducted by concussion researcher Dr. Ralph Cornwell, Jr. The New research study is being conducted in the name of concussion reduction,protection from spinal cord injuries and allowing athletes to compete safely through the proper preparation of the head, neck and upper back regions of human body.
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The CONCUSSION SUMMIT will be held at the Forum, located on the Minnetonka Campus. At the Summit, the Vantage Research Team will present their finding to the world during The CONCUSSION SUMMIT. There will be an opportunity to become a CERTIFIED  Head and Neck Training Specialist issued through the HEAD, NECK And SPINE INSTITUTE.
If you are interested in attending or becoming certified please register by going to this website
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How does a Village factor into the equation of Vantage, Project Neck II Research Study and Education in general ?
It starts with the Chief-Dr. Dennis Peterson, continues with The Director- Chris Pears along with the very talented  group of Vantage Educators, then the supervisor of research Mark Asanovich and finally a consultant, Dr. Ralph Cornwell, Jr., observing from the mountains of Blacksburg, Virginia.
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                                                 That is a formidable Village of Educators indeed!

Evidence Based Protocol – Concussion Summit

When You attend the Concussion Summit what will you leave with?

neck_dvdYou will know how to properly strength train the muscles of the head and neck. The Protocol you will be taught is the Only Evidence-Based, clinically tested method proven to lower concussion rates, reduce likelihood of spinal injury,and simply create an athlete better prepared for contact. The Protocol can be performed manuallyhands on or with the Head and Neck Isolator machine.

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This certification will give you the skills to better Protect and Prepare Your Athletes for Competition.

1tonka 2Date: Friday, April 10th, 2015   Doors Open at 8am. Summit Begins 8:30am
Where: Minnetonka High School:
Presentations will be in the The Forum
Demonstrations will be in the Pagel Center Weight Room (on the Minnetonka High School Campus)

Every coach says, “they care about the health of their athletes”. Here is your chance to prove it while improving your skills as a coach.

Become a Certified as a Head and Neck Training Specialist!

CONCUSSION SUMMIT COMES TO MINNESOTA

THE CONCUSSION SUMMIT
Reducing Concussions one Athlete at a Time

Get the Skill Set to Protect Your Athletes

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Date: Friday, April 10th, 2015   Doors Open at 8am. Summit Begins 8:30am
Where: Minnetonka High School:
Presentations will be in the The Forum
Demonstrations will be in the Pagel Center Weight Room (on the Minnetonka High School Campus)

MHS Weight Room 6Go to : concussionpreventionprotocol.com  fill out the contact us page. The Text, DVD and study material will be available February 1, 2015. Registration fee covers cost of study material.

The ForumOnline Registration: $80.00 for those not wishing to get certified
$175 for those wanting to get certified “Head & Neck Training Specialists”
AFTER April 3rd DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION:
At the Door: $100.00 for those not wishing to get certified
$225 for those wanting to get certified “Head & Neck Training Specialists”
Dress: Casual
Changing facilities available for demonstration sessions

More Information to Follow

Project Neck I The Female Study

The Ralph Cornwell Files– Female Neck Training

Project Neck I– Female Neck Training

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Ralph Cornwell earned his Ph.D.  in health promotion/human performance at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Prior to pursuing his Doctoral Degree he was a collegiate strength coach.

According to a study published in the Journal of Athletic Training in 2007, female high school athletes suffered almost 40 percent more concussions than males did. It estimated that female players suffer about 29,000 concussions annually with boys suffering 21,000.

A new study to be published in the Journal of Athletic Training found that in high school soccer, girls sustained this type of head trauma 68 percent more often than boys. Female concussion rates in high school basketball were almost three times higher then boys and the girls took longer to return to play.

When there is an Epidemic in The United States we don’t just inoculate one section of the population we give the antidote to all that need it. In light of research and just common sense our female athletes need to be protected.

There are women athletes that do train their necks.

Their  training is not dissimilar then the men who train theirs. They train  the flexor, extensors and trapezius muscles that allow for increased neck stiffness and high performance moves on the playing field.

Meagan is a ballerina and is very strong from head to toe.
I asked Meagan why she trained her neck. She simply said, “Ballerinas get put in awkward positions as they perform.  If your dance partner drops you while you are being pressed over his head, I want a strong neck.”