Live Events

Page Overview

This page gives you an  introduction to live events, including:

  • Scheduled Events

  • What You Can Expect

  • About Me

  • Primary Suggested Topics

  • What Others Are Saying

Scheduled Events

What You Can Expect

During live events, here’s what you can expect from me:

  1. A conversational presentation. No boring slide by slide lectures!
  2. A learn by doing training and development event where your team will walk away with a new conditioning program.
  3. Prompt, professional responses to all of your calls and emails.
  4. Personal conversation to determine how I can best serve you, your staff, and your audience.
  5. A professionally prepared and engaging presentation and workshop tailored to your intended outcomes.
  6. On-site conditioning program assessment with strategic suggestions for improvements.
  7. Access to resources that include, but are not limited to presentation slides, current supporting research, and conditioning program with over 18 weeks of workouts and 100’s of individual workout sessions.
  8. Follow-up support.

About Me

I have spent my life in gyms and athletic training centers. With over 30 years of industry and academic sports sciences experience, I now devote my time to resistance training programming.

Why programming? It is where I can help others and best support the work of trainers. Over the years I learned that it is the intricate relationship between programming variables that excite me. I love coming up with programming solutions to optimize performance outcomes. Programming is in the details and that is what I love! My motto is this:

“Programming is an intricate puzzle of infinite possibilities and details interacting with a human being – a dynamic, changing system.”

~ Dr. Amy

Speaking and lecturing since 1993,  I have delivered over 250 live events to academia and industry. With dozens of magazine and blog publications and three books reaching a global audience of over 500,000 people in 80 plus countries, I am honored to touch people through resistance training.

I live in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada with my son, Aiden and our dog, Jimbug.

Primary Suggested Topics

Live Event #1

Based on the book by the same name, Timing Resistance Training: Programming the Muscle Clock for Optimal Performance is an advanced strength training method for elite performance coaches and trainers, athletes, and fitness enthusiasts. The method combines knowledge gained from new research on muscle physiology with traditional periodization training for muscle strength, endurance, mass, power, and speed gains. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Time training sessions to align muscle’s biological clocks with the master clock and other body systems to maximize performance gains.
  • Structure and modify resistance training programs to utilize the benefits of muscle’s ability to think and anticipate.
  • Use intermittent rest as a training “cue”, not just recovery.
  • Avoid overtraining and learn about the benefits of undertraining.
  • Use the biomechanically paired training methods to design effective strength and power training sessions.
  • Update current strength training programs for immediate use.

Live Event #2

Combined Training: Evidence-Based Practice Strength and Conditioning Programming teaches you how to expand your professional tools to include pre-performance and post-rehabilitation training based on the latest muscle physiology research. This course shows strength professionals how to program to account for interference theory along with recently discovered muscle clocks and the role that they play in muscle performance and rehabilitation outcomes. Packed with real world clinical applications and sample routines, this course is designed with the working professional and immediate field application in mind. Earn .5 CEs – 5 contact hours.

Approved through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) for continuing education (CE) units for the following specialty certifications:

  • CSCS, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • NSCA – CPT, NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
  • CSPS, Certified Special Populations Specialist
  • TSAC – F, Tactical Strength & Conditioning Facilitator

When you finish this course you will be able to:

  1. Discuss interference theory and how it relates to combined training.
  2. Explain what muscle clocks are and the role that they play in strength and conditioning training outcomes.
  3. Develop effective combined training sessions to increase muscle performance.
  4. Organize mode, frequency, duration, volume, and intensity of training to design sessions and programs that maximize muscle performance.
  5. Design effective cardiovascular and flexibility training programs that improve endurance and flexibility while minimizing the negative effects on muscle performance.

Note: this course is approved through the Board of Certification (BOC) and the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa).

With each live event you will also get:

  • continuing education credits for attendance.
  • access to additional discounted online CE courses.
  • programming templates.
  • access to current research and resources to continue to build and manage programs.
  • one-on-one on-site program development coaching.
  • a new program you will walk away with that day.

What Others Are Saying

“I have been privileged to have a professional association with Dr. Ashmore for the past 10 years, during which time she has impressed me with her unique ability to effectively bridge the gap between the scientist and the practitioner.”

Cedric X. Bryant, PhD, President and Chief Science Officer, American Council on Exercise

“Amy Ashmore is a superb educator, whose enthusiasm for her subject matter bubbles over and reaches everyone in a room. Amy has been writing and presenting for IDEA since 2002. She can get a fitness professional audience more engaged in the topics of biomechanics and physics than you could ever dream possible! She is an intelligent professional and creative teacher, as well as a generous and delightful human being.”

Sandy Todd Webster, Editor in Chief at IDEA Health & Fitness Association