Course Content

This course will focus on improving your understanding on muscle morphology and how you can change it. Your ability to increase the size of muscle (hypertrophy), change muscle architecture and/or drive fibre type adaptation, will certainly influence patient outcomes and affect human and sporting performance. There is a preoccupation for physical medical practitioners to measure and monitor the maximal strength/peak force of muscle, however, there are other variables such as rate of force development and impulse, that you should be aware of that can provide a higher level of diagnostics in terms of tissue repair, neuromuscular recovery and readiness to return to activity/play/work.

Each topic (Hypertrophy, Muscle Architecture and Fibre Type) is comprised of three units of work.

1.   A Masterclass that introduces you to the physiology and/or mechanics of the topic and introduces you to assessment, programming and adaptations related to the component of interest.

2.   An Assessment Zone that takes you through different types and ways to assess the component of interest. These Assessment Zones finish with a case study if feasible, where you practice the technique discussed and you interpret the data.

3.   An Exercise Zone where you will learn how to preferentially target the component of interest via simple exercise, progressions and programming considerations.

What's Included In This Course

What you get when you enrol in this course:

  • 10-mini video lectures
  • Masterclass presentations
  • Assessment & Exercise Zone presentations
  • Quizzes and case studies
  • Extra resource and readings
  • CPD worksheet
  • CPD Certificate
  • Unlimited access to the course for the lifetime of the site

Founder of JC Online - PhD (Auckland), Bed, MA (Canada), Dip High Performance Coaching (Canada), Dip PE, Dip Tchng.

Professor John Cronin

Hi, I am John Cronin, AKA JC and I am a Professor in Strength and Conditioning. I am primarily an educator, researcher, and mentor. I have two passions – one related to improving human movement, athleticism and sporting performance via strength and conditioning, and the other related to sharing this information with others.

Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Chennai Super Kings (IPL Cricket Team).

Greg King

I have enjoyed the structure of the 3 sections within each topic. I feel the way this is set out gives a great balance between the theory, methods and considerations around assessment and how to practically train it. The content itself within the course is brilliant, there is sufficient detail but not so much that it overwhelms you. Your courses have stimulated a great deal of thought as to how I currently assess and train my athletes. Particularly getting me to think about how I can improve what I have been doing for many years.

Head of Women's High Performance at New Zealand Cricket

Ant Sharp

The most amazing resource for all those applying their trade in human performance. His website is full of high quality research letting you digest it at your own pace, opportunities to collaborate and connect in blogs with like minded practitioners, or even grow your knowledge through his online courses. This is such a great opportunity to learn from a leader in this field who has done everything in both research and application through coaching with international sports teams.

Owner of Vital Strength, Exercise Physiologist MKin, BKin CSEP-CEP High Performance Specialist

Carla Robbins

John Cronin's course, "Optimizing Strength and Power - A Connective Tissue Approach" is a science-driven, video-supported, well-organized, and clear course that will help strength and conditioning and physical therapy professionals take their practical application of knowledge to the next level. I will recommend this course, and John's additional "Research Bytes" to those who want to elevate their practice through a thorough understanding of the science and how to transfer that to sport and training applications!

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