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Mark Asanovich Assists You In Your Educational Evolutionmabajpeg

Develop strength and conditioning programs for athletes and active persons of all ages, as well as special medical populations. Learn methods of testing fitness, prescribing exercise, managing injury rehab, and motivating clients.

You can also purchase Instructional DVDs at Mark’s Web Site!!

Training Anywhere, Anytime…With Anyone DVD and Book Set
by Mark Asanovich, MA, CSCS, HFI
to order this and other items visit

This instructional DVD and book set will provide the practitioner with all of the information necessary to implement a Manual Resistance Training program that is prudent, productive, practical, and purposeful. item

Mark knows as much about strength training, conditioning
and exercise physiology as anyone I’ve ever been around. He was
a huge part of our success in developing playoff teams.
Tony Dungy, Former Head Coach
Indianapolis Colts/Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Dr Cornwell’s Protocol Helps Player to Return to the Playing Field.

Ralph Cornwell is a Ph.D. in health promotion/human performance at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Prior to pursuing his Doctoral Degree he was a collegiate strength coach.

He has developed a  protocol for strength training the musculature that protects the cervical spine.

Montray Jackson played linebacker for the North Carolina A&T football team.

His Junior year in college when making a tackle Montray broke the C-5 vertebra or more directly Montray Jackson broke his neck.

Fortunately he had not received a spinal cord injury. The doctors put a hole in Montray’s neck and fused the vertebrae. Shortly afterwards a new strength coach,Dr. Ralph Cornwell, arrived on the A&T campus and instituted a neck training program for football.

Dr.Ralph Cornwell began training Montray. September 5th of the following season Jackson returned to play.  When he returned to the field not only did Montray have a 21 1/2″ neck……

but he had an upper back that would dissipate much of the energy he was about to receive while tackling his opponents that season.

Montray Jackson ended up invited to the NFL Combine.

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Strengthening The Neck Protects Your Athletes

Strengthening The Neck Protects Your Athletes.




How do I Register For the CONCUSSION SUMMIT?

First, go to and fill out the contact us form. Once we receive the
information from you, we will send you an invoice from PayPal. Having a PayPal account will expedite
the registration process. Once we receive your payment as an attendee of the Summit or participant of
The Head and Neck Training Specialist Certification. Your name will be added to our roster of
attendees. Please bring your PayPal receipt and a picture I. D. to be admitted to the Forum. Those
sitting for The Head and Neck Certification will receive a study text and DVD all included in the 175.00
certification fee. Those just attending the Summit only will pay the fee of 80.00 Act fast space is limited.


Learn the skills to protect Your athletes. As a coach, it is your duty to prepare and protect the athletes under Your charge for the Rigors of their sport. Being aware that concussions exist is not enough. Learn the skill set of the ONLY EVIDENCE BASED AND CLINICALLY TESTED PROTOCOL TO REDUCE CONCUSSIVE AND SUBCONCUSSIVE FORCES.

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Reducing Concussions one Athlete at a Time

Get the Skill Set to Protect Your Athletes

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Date: Friday, April 10th, 2015   Doors Open at 8am. Summit Begins 8:30am
Where: Minnetonka High School:
Presentations will be in the The Forum
Demonstrations will be in the Pagel Center Weight Room (on the Minnetonka High School Campus)

MHS Weight Room 6Go to :  fill out the contact us page. The Text, DVD and study material will be available February 1, 2015. Registration fee covers cost of study material.

The ForumOnline Registration: $80.00 for those not wishing to get certified
$175 for those wanting to get certified “Head & Neck Training Specialists”
At the Door: $100.00 for those not wishing to get certified
$225 for those wanting to get certified “Head & Neck Training Specialists”
Dress: Casual
Changing facilities available for demonstration sessions

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5th Annual Strength and Conditioning/Athletic Development Conference

5th Annual Strength and Conditioning/Athletic Development Conference

5th Annual Strength and Conditioning/Athletic Development Conference

Sponsored by Rogers Athletic
hosted by the Gordon Institute in Baltimore, Maryland on July 15 and 16.

Former and current NFL and MLB strength coaches, an Olympic medalist, NCAA and NIT champions, NSCA and NCAA conference professional of the year award finalists and winners, master strength and conditioning coaches, international experience, leading high school consultants, personal trainers, and coaches have all made the starting line-up. With discussion and hands-on/from-the-field learning opportunities, several organizations have recognized this conference as an approved CEU opportunity. Everyone interested in athletics, strength and conditioning, rehabilitation, and the fitness industry can benefit from the information that will be shared at this year’s conference. More information can be found at

Here is the starting line-up to date:

Bob Rogucki, Baltimore Ravens
Mike Gittleson, Formerly at the University of Michigan

Allan Johnson, Formerly at The Ohio State University
Mike Joseph, West Virginia University
Jason Gallucci, Princeton University

Ralph Cornwell, Jr. Concussion Researcher





Matt Kavalek Head Research Assistant -Project Neck

Bernard Williams, Olympic Medal winning sprinter

Jim Kielbaso, Director of Total Performance Center
Nick Tumminello, Men’s Health author and international fitness presenter

Dr. Perry Nickelston, Owner of Stop Chasing Pain

Mike Kelly, Post-Rehab specialist at LifeBridge
Eric Gordon, Physical Therapist and CEO at Gordon Institute
Rob Taylor, SMARTER Team Training

What are people saying about the annual SC/AD Conference?
“This is my second year attending this conference and I really enjoyed it. Can’t wait for next year!”
“The attention to detail, helpful and friendly staff, and unexpected networking opportunities makes this conference rival events sponsored by much larger organizations.”
“The conference was great. There was a lot of variety and personality.”
“Loved the information on the website. Looking forward to keeping in touch on Facebook and Twitter. I’m saving the date for the 5th annual conference already.”
“Good all around program. I learned a lot.”
Note: All quotes were unsolicited and anonymous.


Weight Room Percentage Charts Send The Wrong Message

Weight Room Percentage Charts



Charting The Course                                                                                                                                                    describe the imageWeightlifting percentage charts grace weight rooms throughout the country.  They are utilized to provide direction. By testing ones best effort in a lift athletes and coaches can then make plans.

The weight lifting percentage charts are derived from strength testing a population by having them perform a single maximum repetition (1RM) of a given exercise.  Once the values are obtained the group is tested in maximum endurance at a percentage of their obtained 1RM.  A formula is gleaned that assigns a numerical value to each repetition.

Example :

A population of people found to have a max of 300 pounds on the bench press are further tested at 75% (225 Pounds) of their maximum .  The average result is 10 repetitions for the test.  The value of each rep is therefore 0.0333 or 7.5 pounds a rep.

0.0333 x 225 pounds = 7.5 pounds per rep.

7.5 pounds x 10= 75 pounds

225 pounds + 75 pounds = 300 pound max

Once a value is assigned to the repetition based upon the study, in this case 0.0333,  a ‘Weight Lifting Percentage Chart’ is constructed for the general population.

To use the chart a weightlifter simply finds his or her maximum along the left side.  The weight to workout with is taken from the chart based on the percentage and repetitions they are asked to utilize in their workout plan.

Sample of an athletes instructions from the Coach…

Today we are going to use 75% of our maximum for 10 reps, then 85% of our maximum for 6 reps and 90% for 4 on the bench press.  The above chart tells you the weight you should be working out with based on your individual max to Get Strong.

The athlete with a 270 max chooses…

75% – 205 x 10

85% – 230 x 6

90% – 245 x 4

Exactly what these percentages really mean to the muscle tissue is a huge question.  Weight Charts can be used as guides, yet to be accurate and take into account individual differences you need to make a chart for every exercise and every individual.

Try this to explore the reasoning of many charts…

Find your one repetition maximum in a multi-joint exercise such as a free weight barbell squat or bench press.  Select a percentage such as 65%, 75% or 85% of that maximum and do as many repetitions as possible with that percentage and record your repetitions.

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Now select a ‘single-joint‘ exercise such as barbell curl and repeat the test.  Whether trained or untrained you will find you achieve fewer repetitions at the same percentage of 1RM with a single-joint movement and more repetitions with a multi-joint movement.   In other-words multi -joint and single-joint exercises have different values of a repetition.  The amount of muscle mass involved in a multi-joint exercise and the neural system alter the outcome.

If this same test is done with a large group of athletes, say a team, you will get a similar result.  You will also find a great deal of variability from athlete to athlete in the data.


Try this also……

Take all your athletes who’s maximum is the same in a particular exercise.  Let’s say their maximum is 270 pounds on the bench press.  Using 75% of their max in the above chart (205), test the maximum amount of repetitions they can do.

In general, most may achieve 10 reps as indicated on the chart, but you may find an athlete who can only do 6 reps or another who can do 15.  Very normal stuff, as we all have different neurological efficiencies.

describe the imageCharts are charts, they set a course.  They give direction. Understand that they are not based on the scientific method and each athlete will be effected differently with the recommended weights and repetitions.

The best chart to hang in your weight room is the ‘Effort Chart’.  When you go to it, it says…. give a 100%  effort to any weight you choose to….. Get Strong.

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Pendulum 3 Way Row

The Cornwell Files

Eight Weeks Of Training On The Pendulum 5 Way Head And Neck Machine

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Ralph Cornwell is a Ph.D. candidate in health promotion/human performance at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Prior to pursuing his Doctoral Degree he was a collegiate strength coach.

describe the imageRalph finished a pilot study on head and neck training.  The purpose is building a training model for force dissipation by increasing the circumference of the head and neck musculature.  Dissipation of force from contact will lower concussive forces and protect the athlete during play.

Most Improvement in 8 weeks

4 inch circumference increase in upper neck,
3 3/4 inch circumference change in lower neck
53. 5 pound increase in head and  neck extension
49.5 pound increase in flexion
140 lb increase in parallel grip row
261 lb increase in levator scapula/ shoulder girdle elevation barbell movement

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Least  Improvement in 8 weeks

1.5 inch increase in circumference upper neck
2.5 inch increase in circumference in lower neck
125 pound increase in parallel grip row
47.5 pound increase in neck extension
44 pound increase in head and neck flexion
215 pound increase in levator scapula/ shoulder girdle elevation barbell movement


Keep in mind, the speed of movement used was 3-4 second concentric 4-5 second eccentric, there was a pause in the contracted position of 1 second or the rep was not counted.  Over the weeks of the study the form became better and the weight increases continued steadily without compromising the strictest of technique required.

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Use The Pendulum 5 Way Head And Neck Machine to Get Strong.

Ask about the New 4 Way Pendulum Head And Neck Machine.