Paradigm Sport presents, Optimizing the Big 3 Seminar!

Greg Robins will be delivering his one-day seminar, Optimizing the Big 3 alongside fellow Cressey Sport Performance Coach Tony Bonvechio. This event is a great chance for strength and conditioning professionals to learn from the best, as well as for athletes who have an interest in improving the squat, bench press, and deadlift.

When:  Sunday  •  June 26th  •  8:30am - 5:00pm
Where: Paradigm Sport  •  120 Dubois Street    Santa Cruz CA 95060
How Much:  Early – $169  •  Regular (after May 31st) – $219


Optimizing the Big 3 is a one-day seminar geared towards those looking to improve the squat, bench press, and deadlift. Split into both a lecture and hands-on format, the event will provide attendees with practical coaching on the techniques of the classic power lifts, as well as valuable information on how to specialize movement preparation, utilize supplementary movements, and organize their training around a central focus: improved strength in these "big three" movements. Furthermore, Greg and his team will touch upon the lessons learned in preparation for your first few meets to help you navigate everything from equipment selection to meet-day logistics. 

The value in learning from Greg is a matter of perspective. He has a wealth of knowledge and has insight stemming from various experiences as a coach and lifter. Greg will effectively shed light on how he has applied movement principles, athletic performance modalities, and anecdotal evidence from working with a wide variety of different populations to one main goal: optimizing the technique, health, and improvements in the strength of amateur lifters.


8:30 - 9:00am:  Check-in/Registration
9:00 - 11:00am:

Maximal Strength Training Theory – The main lecture of the day will be focused on the principles of how to assess where you (or your athletes) are in terms of training history and how that determines what kind of training loads should be used. Furthermore, this lecture will focus on principles of managing stressors and how to assign proper loading parameters for different level lifters. Last will be a discussion of the cornerstones of training vs. planning as well as a look at the commonalities and differences of different training approaches. 

11:00am - 12:00pm:

Managing the Strength Athlete: Assessing and Meeting the Demands of the Lifter – Learn what demands a high amount of volume in the classic lifts puts on the body; how to assess for it in others and yourself; and what you can do to manage the stress associated with these demands.

12:00 - 12:30pm: Group Warm-up
12:30 - 1:15:00pm: Squat Hands-on Session
1:15 - 1:30pm: Squat Recap, Programming Considerations, and Video Review
1:30 - 2:15pm: Lunch (on your own)
2:15 - 3:00pm: Bench Press Hands-on Session 
3:00 - 3:15pm Bench Press Recap, Programming Considerations, and Video Review 
3:15 - 4:00pm: Deadlift Hands-on Session
4:00 - 4:15pm: Deadlift Recap, Programming Considerations, and Video Review 
4:15 - 5:00pm: Final Q&A 

About the Presenter

Greg Robins is a strength and conditioning coach at Cressey Sports Performance. In addition to co-authoring The Specialization Success Guide, he has been published in Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Juggernaut Training Systems, EliteFTS, and T-Nation. As a raw competitive powerlifter, Greg has competition bests of 560 squat, 335 bench press, and 625 deadlift for a 1520 total.

Note:  We'll be capping the number of participants to ensure that there is a lot of presenter/attendee interaction – particularly during the hands-on workshop portion – so be sure to register early, as the previous offerings have both sold out well in advance of the early-bird registration deadline.