This 2 day workshop will cover the shoulder and hip in depth, taking two unique but complimentary views.

Tony Gentilcore

Tony Gentilcore, CSCS, is one of the co-founders of Cressey Sports Performance and now coaches in Boston, MA. During his time at CSP he worked with thousands of baseball players from every level focusing on detailed assessment protocols to address common shoulder dysfunctions and injuries within that demographic. In addition, Tony has extensive experience working with non-athletes and many of the common shoulder issues they run into from years of wear and tear in the gym.

He also kinda likes deadlifts.

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Tony’s seminars will attempt to pull the curtain back on the CSP shoulder assessments, plus show how they can be adjusted to fit the general population and post-rehab clientele. He’ll also show how he goes about coaching big lifts and corrective strategies alike in highly hands-on coaching sessions.

Dean Somerset

Dean Somerset is an Exercise Physiologist who specializes in injury post-rehabilitation, and has worked with professional and Olympic athletes, post-surgical recovery, congenital disorders, and cardiac recovery patients, as well as those looking to just move and feel better for day to day activities. He’s developed a reputation as a leading authority on training, mobility, and strength training.

The beard game is also on point.


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Dean’s seminars will focus on assessing hip anatomy to determine optimal coaching programs based on individual differences, and how to help improve your clients, whether injured or optimal, regardless of what they’re facing.

Here’s a sample of some concepts we dig into.


  • How to use the static and integrative assessments to guide your training program.
  • How breathing mechanics – particularly diaphragm movement – drives mobility of the upper body and stability of the lower body, and how to use it to see fast improvements in both.
  • The importance of breathing, thoracic mobility, scapular mobility, and shoulder mobility in looking at shoulder, elbow or wrist limitations.
  • Why “impingement” is a garbage term, how to assess for it, the difference between internal and external impingement, and what it means to your training program
  • Training the overhead athlete and their specific considerations, and the differences between them and the “desk jockey” client and what limits overhead mobility in many people
  • Coaching and improving pushups, chin ups, presses, and dozens of corrective options

Why this matters to you:

  • Help your clients get through common shoulder issues more effectively.
  • Streamline your assessment and program design, helping you get faster results and more efficient use of your time, and that of your clients’
  • Help you see the details of shoulder motion you didn’t notice before, and whether something you’re using in your exercise program is working or not.
  • Upgrade your exercise toolbox to address commonly overlooked movement issues
















  • How specific anatomical individual differences play a role in training, how to find them, and what to do to capitalize on them.
  • Use a test re-test assessment to your advantage and show clients where and how they can improve.
  • Combining passive, active, and compound assessments to drill down to what the person needs to work on NOW to see progress IMMEDIATELY.
  • Understand the difference between structural, neural, soft tissue, and motor pattern limitations to movement, and design a program to address the specific considerations.
  • How to determine optimal squat and deadlift stances for an individuals anatomical considerations. This may even mean using an imbalanced approach to balance their structure.
  • Train to improve strength, active mobility, and durability with a variety of modalities, plus when to adjust to make each easier or harder.

What this means to you:

  • You can help clients see IMMEDIATE improvements, sometimes in as little as a minute or two, which will help them buy in to your abilities.
  • Help you target in on what will work best for the person in front of you, saving you both the time spent on useless exercises or drills.
  • Connect the dots between assessments, mobility, strength, and conditioning program considerations
  • Break down a system you can use today with yourself or your clients to see instant benefit while removing the guess work.

Tentative Schedule, subject to change 

Day One:

8:30am – registration opens

9:00am – opening welcome – lecture

9:10 – Shoulder anatomy & assessment considerations – lecture

10:00 – shoulder assessments, key points, & case studies – hands on

12:00 lunch

1:00 – corrective strategies based on assessment outcomes. Specifically looking at throwers & overhead athletes, as well as common injuries & conditions. Time spent on thoracic mobility, shoulder positional awareness, goal outcomes – hands on

3:00 – Performance coaching. How and when to involve higher threshold patterns as well as intensities required for strength & speed improvements. Med ball work, pressing, carries, and pulling movements – hands on

5:00 – final question period for Day One

Day Two:

8:30am – registration opens

9:00am – Short review of Day One concepts – lecture

9:10 – Hip & Core anatomy & assessment considerations – lecture

10:00 – Hip & Core assessments, key points, & case studies – hands on

12:00 lunch

1:00 – corrective strategies based on assessment outcomes. Specific time spent looking at squat, hip hinge and lunge patterns plus how they relate to common activities and sports – hands on

3:00 – Performance coaching. How and when to involve higher threshold patterns as well as intensities required for strength & speed improvements. Deadlifts, Squats, explosive speed work, plus reactive stabilization will be covered.

5:00 – final question period for Day Two and workshop wrap up.

Being cynical of the workshop frenzy in our industry has made me extremely picky with how I spend my time and money with my educational efforts.  Tony and Dean presented our group with simple and concise information that will be easy to implement into my business’ daily operations.  The assessments and corrective strategies that I learned this weekend will be very useful in any size setting which translates to me being able to spend more time growing my business while delivering an effective product.  If you value your time and the quality of your work, this is a must-attend event.

– Mike Connelly Co-Founder of Rebell Strength and Conditioning  Chicago, Illinois

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I kinda feel like my head is going to explode after another workshop this weekend. Last week it was @defrancosgym in Austin and now its Hip and Shoulder Training with Dean Somerset @deansomerset1 and Tony Gentilcore @tonygentilcore at Blue Ocean. I'm grateful for coaches like them who teach and make this industry, and other coaches, better. There's a lot of bad advice out there that is both dangerous and flat out wrong. Yeah it kinda sucks to give up your whole weekend but I can't stress enough of learning different perspectives from trainers and developing your own system. If you're a new trainer, or even an experienced one, I encourage that you go to every seminars and workshops you can. It doesn't matter what "certification" you have .. Just learn everything. The more you know the more you realize you don't know. I'll look over all my notes during the next few weeks and take bits and pieces of what made sense to me, put my own spin on it and apply it to all my clients. More gains coming for my PRYMAL people.

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Continuing education units will be provided through the NSCA, exact number will be determined as soon as possible. Units can be used to petition for credit through other certification agencies. Contact your certification website for further information of petitioning credits.

Workshop Cost

$399 until the day of the event


Current Dates and Locations

Boston MA. November 11-12, 2017. AMP Fitness,30 Court Sq, Boston, MA 02108