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Embarking on a transformative journey, Mike Robles continues to explore dynamic courses and certifications that extend beyond conventional approaches. With a focus on the art and science of solving complex muscular problems others have struggled with, Mike delves into exercise mechanics, kinesiology, pain science, reverse engineering problems, and more. Always committed to growth, he remains open to seeking courses with specific focuses to enhance his ability to assist others. Explore the links provided to discover the ongoing evolution of Mike Robles's knowledge and skills in helping clients achieve success.

MUSCLE SYSTEM SPECIALIST ADVANCED COURSE 4 – AUDITORY MOTOR SCREEN, VESTIBULAR MOTOR SCREEN, AND USE OF PASSIVE VOLUNTARY MODES - February 2024

  • This course content is for graduates of the Full Muscle System Specialist Course.
  • It will further develop the MSS Philosophy and Methodologies and will introduce and explore the Auditory Motor Screen, Vestibular Motor Screen, and Use of Passive Voluntary Modes.

Muscle System Specialist Advanced Course 4 - Auditory Motor Screen, Vestibular Motor Screen, and Use of Passive Voluntary Modes - Exercise Professional Education

Force Velocity Profiling - March 2024

Learn different ways to build your FVP and how to use the data to REALLY make a difference for your athletes

  • ✅ Athlete Profiling: Build, Read, and Interpret the Force-Velocity Profile (FVP)
  • ✅ Data-Driven Exercise Selection for Resistance Training and Plyometrics
  • ✅ Program Design and Periodization for Strength- and Speed-Dominant Athletes

Force Velocity Profiling with Antonio Squiillante

Motor Preference Experts Level 1 - September 2023

This training course gives you the keys to personalized physical and technical preparation according to the motor preferences of athletes.
By following our training you have the most advanced concepts to grasp natural motor skills. You learn engine tests and observables, you access practical protocols applicable in your practice. 
You'll be able to become an expert in the individualization of treatments, advice and preparation.

COMPETENCE: You benefit from scientific research on Natural Motor Preferences by a world leader: Volodalen.

Training & Performance | Motor Preferences & Primitive Reflexes | USA

Muscle System Specialist Advanced Course 3 - April 2023

  • Philosophy & Methodologies: Review & New
  • Kinematic Synergies & Advanced Screen Procedures

This course content is for graduates of the Full Muscle System Specialist Course (LIVE! or On-Line).

The content will expand on the information acquired in the full course and will include a significant amount of practical application based on the real data collected from the participants in the course.

It will further develop the MSS Philosophy and Methodologies.

We will identify and explore Kinematic Synergies and Working Across Kinematic Synergies.

We will take a deep dive into the QMAMC and SARS and how they contribute to the qualitative nature of a client’s motor output.

Velocity Based Training Certification - March 2023

  • Velocity Based Training (VBT) uses ‘velocity to inform or enhance training practice’ (Weakley et al, 2020).
  • Using real time data to make adjustments to training in the moment or review stored data for longer term programming and coaching decisions. 
  • Velocity can complement or replace traditional strength training methods (percentage based training) and guide training for speed, strength, power or hypertrophy.
  • For example, velocity can be used to:
    • Measure and prescribe specific intensity
    • Set training zones 
    • Auto-regulate daily training 
    • Gauge athlete readiness
    • Control volume and manage fatigue
    • Monitor Development Over Time
    • Estimate 1RMs
    • Create Load Velocity Profiles 

    Beyond Isometrics & Mechanics (Resistance Training Specialist program)- May 2022

    • The difference between a "client" and a "patient"
    • Potential influences in altered contractile integrity
      • The morphological changes in contractile and noncontractile tissues following injury, disuse, abuse, immobilization, etc.
      • Why aggressive passive stretching is counterproductive to tissue and contractile integrity during this stage.
      • Why long duration passive lengthening may be instrumental in connective tissue remodeling.
    • The continuum of investigation of contractile integrity
      • From palpation to relative load and time imposition/response
    • The continuum of progression of contractile integrity
      • From pre-isometric attempts at generating improvement in "trace" contractions...
        • Through solid static contraction
        • To micro-motion
      • In conjunction with progression...
        • From mindless isometrics
        • Through external focus/intention
        • Through "body part" focus/intention
        • To intensely mindful internal contractile focus/intention

    Muscle System Specialist Advanced Course 2 - March 2022

    • Observing and understanding individual motricity and it’s subjectiveness in a concrescent system.
    • This course content is for graduates of the Full Muscle System Specialist Course (LIVE! or On-Line).
    • The content will expand on the information acquired in the full course and will include a significant amount of practical application based on the real data collected from the participants in the course.
    • It will further develop the Control-Sensation-Materials Decision Process Paradigm by comparing and contrasting biological models based on an assembly-based view versus a concrescent-based body view.

    American Council on Exercise (ACE) Orthopedic Exercise Specialist- 3/2021

    • The ACE Orthopedic Exercise Specialist Program prepares the exercise professional to understand and assess the body as an integrated unit in order to better serve clients with chronic orthopedic conditions or those returning to activity post-injury. 
    • You will learn functional anatomy, movement assessments and step-by-step program design techniques. In addition to deepening your knowledge of human movement, you will understand key communication strategies so you can better connect with your clients and medical professionals. 
    • Upon completion, you will be equipped with the knowledge and solutions to confidently, safely and effectively help this population.

    Muscle System Specialist Course - April 2020

    • This is the foundational course for Exercise Professional Education.
    • It is 108 hours of live course delivery covering everything from how to meet an individual in your community and determine if they are a qualified candidate for your service, to all of the technical information for gathering the critical data to analyze and make a decision about where to begin working and planning that work, and then developing a lifelong client relationship managing that individual’s exercise and muscle system health.
    • There simply is no other course like it on the market.

    Exercise and Physics: Improve Athlete Care & Performance with a Better Understanding of Biomechanics Application to Exercise Prescription.  - 10/2020

    • This course contributes to the domains of physical assessment, injury and wellness promotion, and therapeutic intervention.
    • With a better understanding of the principles of physics (classical mechanics – statics, dynamics and kinematics, and thermodynamics – energy, work), you will have a deeper understanding and capacity to create and prescribe effective exercises for athletes.

    Exercise & Pain: A New Perspective - 2018

    • This course explores the relationship between your client’s bio-motor control quality and their report of pain and other sensations they don’t like with exercise.
    • It explores the scope of practice issues and role and responsibilities of Exercise Professionals in working with Pain within the context of exercise.
    • This is an introductory course for the full Muscle System Specialist Course LIVE! or On-line.
    • It is a great one day course to take to get a feel for the Muscle System Specialist Philosophy and Methodologies.
    • An Introduction to the Philosophy, Strategies, and Tactics for Assessing and Improving Bio-Motor Control Quality.
    • Introduces the Exercise Professional to Knowledge and Skills about Exercise and Pain.
    • This course, useful for any professional who is involved in the exercise industry as a corrective exercise specialist or therapist, personal trainer, or coach dealing with a client reporting pain – even after medical care has been completed.

    Resistance Training Specialists - Cuing, Doing & Updates (CDU)

    • Dates Attended:
      • 7/2021
      • 3/2020
      • 8/2019
    • RTSm continuing education: updates from all five mastery modules (Sci1, Sci2, Sp/Tr, LE, and UE).

    Resistance Training Specialists Mastery Level: Upper Extremity - 04/2019

    • The examination of general and potential idiosyncratic structural influences in the 
      • Scapula-thoracic joints
      • Glenohumeral joints
      • Elbow joints
      • Radioulnar joints
      • Wrist & Hand
    • Musculoskeletal mechanics and resistance application for the analysis of traditional exercise, popular trends and ultimately to enable decision making in the creation and progression of Client-Defined Custom Fit Exercise. 

    American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer - 3/2019

    • The ACE Personal Trainer provides the relevant skills to design and apply unique exercise programs based on your clients' goals, abilities and needs.
    • The program blends evidence-based exercise science with ACE's signature behavior change philosophy, which will set you apart as a compassionate personal trainer who empowers clients to take the lead in their own journey.

    Resistance Training Specialists Mastery Level: Spine & Trunk - 02/2019

    • The examination of general and potential idiosyncratic structural influences in the 
      • Cervical spine
      • Thoracic spine
      • Lumbar spine
      • Scapula-thoracic & Hip relationships
    • Musculoskeletal mechanics and resistance application for the analysis of traditional exercise, popular trends and ultimately to enable decision making in the creation and progression of Client-Defined Custom Fit Exercise. 

    Resistance Training Specialists Mastery Level: Lower Extremity - 10/2018

    • The examination of general and potential idiosyncratic structural influences in the 
      • Hip joints
      • Knee joints
      • Ankle joints
      • Foot joints
    • Musculoskeletal mechanics and resistance application for the analysis of traditional exercise, popular trends and ultimately to enable decision making in the creation and progression of Client-Defined Custom Fit Exercise. 

    Resistance Training Specialists Mastery Science 2: Advanced Resistance Mechanics & Continuum Training/Decision Making - 03/2018 

    • The examination of the components of engineered resistance devices and their influences on magnitude profiles.
    • The analysis of various brands and designs.
      • An introduction to their potential influences on resistance profiles. 
      • The detailed although general examination of the variables and decisions required in Continuum Training in preparation for their application in RTSm practical course. 

    Resistance Training Specialists Mastery Science 1: Exercise Mechanics - 02/2018 

    • The dissection and recontextualization of exercise from External Performance to Internal Performance; a detailed examination of the components of Exercise Mechanics including 
      • Joint Mechanics
      • Muscle Mechanics
      • Resistance Mechanics
      • Joint Forces 
      • Chain Mechanics
      • Neuromuscular Orchestration 
    • To enable decision making in the creation and progression of Client Defined Custom Fit Exercise. 

    Muscle Activation Techniques Certified Specialist - 09/2017

    • MAT Practitioners have a deep understanding on how isolated muscle function can contribute to the total body integrated system. 
    • MAT looks at the integrated system by breaking it down into its isolated parts. Through assessing the function of each individual muscle and its relationship to total body function.
    • MAT is able to address those isolated weaknesses in order to improve total body muscle performance

    Resistance Training Specialist Foundations Practical Lab: Upper Extremity - 04/2016

    • Explore the requisite investigation required to design client-defined, custom fit exercises®.
    • Explore the triage, modification, and progression of exercise execution and associated delivery and cuing options.
    • Identify the spectrum of planes available to the individual for pressing and pulling.
    • Identify structural influences in exercise design decisions.
    • Identify key scapula-humeral rhythm influences in exercise from presses to pulling through a variety of planes.
    • Identify multiple joint muscle influences in exercise design decisions.
    • Identify the influence of restraint (bars, floor, machines, etc.) upon movement and ranges and how set up an individual to maximize effectiveness.
    • Examine single joint and multi-joint pressing and pulling strength profiles and create appropriate resistance profiles

    Resistance Training Specialist Foundations Practical Lab: Lower Extremity - 03/2016

    • Explore the requisite investigation required to design client-defined, custom fit exercises®.
    • Explore the triage, modification, and progression of exercise execution and associated delivery and cuing options.
    • Identify structural influences in exercise design decisions.
    • Identify multiple joint muscle influences in exercise design decisions.
    • Identify the three factors associated with "foldability" and how the decision making required.
    • Review the 3 associated Strength Profiles and create appropriate resistance profiles.

    Resistance Training Specialist Foundations Practical Lab: Spine & Trunk - 02/2016

    • Review the value and accuracy of assessments like “posture” and how to implement it realistically.
    • Review the differences between exercise to optimize "core" function vs. exercises that require &/or involve the core.
    • Review spinal structure influences for each exercise.
    • Review Trunk Strength Profiles and create appropriate resistance profiles.