Biomechanics of Strength Training Workshop
Saturday, September 9
12:30pm to 2PM
What is the key to improving performance while preventing injury?
Inefficiencies in movement mechanics, such as improper joint alignments or coordination, result in impaired force production and transfer during athletic movement, limiting overall capacity for performance. Additionally, poor biomechanics can lead to imbalanced and excessive loading of muscle tissues, tendons, ligaments, and joints which over time can manifest as soft tissue injuries.
Join Speed Power Strength’s resident biomechanics specialist, Matthew O’Neill, on Saturday, September 9th from 12:30pm to 2pm for a workshop on the fundamental biomechanics of strength training. Topics covered will include
- core stability
- intrinsic foot strength
- overhead support
- squat mechanics
Learn about strength training and injury prevention through the lens of biomechanics, and discover what may be the missing cog in your training program.
About Matthew O'Neill
Matthew O’Neill is a performance and injury biomechanics consultant operating out of Speed Power Strength in Oakland, as well as his own private practice in Pleasanton. Matthew holds a master’s degree in movement science, which encompasses biomechanics, motor learning, and motor control, and is a published author in the field of biomechanics. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with over a decade of experience working with athletes of all levels, from youth and recreational sports to the highest levels of professional athletics. Additionally Matthew has a background in sports medicine, working for three years with the intercollegiate athletic department medical staff at UC Berkeley. By Combining his knowledge of the current methodologies of strength training and practices of sports medicine, and filtering them through the principles of biomechanics, Matthew provides a unique approach to performance training and injury resilience.