Live Events

Page Overview

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

  • Upcoming Events

  •  Previously Recorded Events

  • What You Can Expect

  • About Me

  • Suggested Topics

  • What Others Are Saying

Upcoming Events

Previously Recorded Events

What You Can Expect

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

  1. A conversational and interactive, hands-on experience tailored to your intended outcomes..
  2. A learn by doing training and development event where your team will walk away with a new performance 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. On-site conditioning program assessment with strategic suggestions for improvements.
  6. Access to resources that include, but are not limited to presentation materials and current supporting research.
  7. 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 performance 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, and 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.

Suggested Topics

Perfectly Timed Training

Based on the book, Timing Resistance Training: Programming the Muscle Clock for Optimal Performance this seminar discusses the new science of muscle clocks. Participants are shown how to develop muscle size, strength, and power using:

  1. Methods that align muscle’s biological clocks with the master clock and other body systems to maximize muscle performance gains.
  2. Workout timing recommendations – weekly, daily, hourly, and within session.
  3. Strategic use of inter-set and intra-set rest breaks.
  4. Biomechanically paired lift training.
  5. Muscle’s ability to “anticipate”.
  6. Use intermittent rest as a training cue.
  7. Intentional undertraining.

Combined Training

Combined Training: Evidence-Based Practice Strength and Conditioning Programming shows participants how to build strength sessions to account for interference theory – muscle confusion at the molecular level. Packed with real world applications and sample routines, participants who finish this course will be able to:

  1. Discuss interference theory and how it relates to combined training.
  2. Develop effective combined training sessions to increase muscle performance.
  3. Organize mode, frequency, duration, volume, and intensity of training to design sessions and programs that maximize muscle performance.
  4. Design effective cardiovascular and flexibility training programs that improve endurance and flexibility while minimizing the negative effects on muscle performance.

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

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

Rest and Recovery: Best Practices to Maximize Muscle Strength

This focused course covers new research on how to use intra-set and between set rest periods effectively during strength training. Also covers how to use intermittent rest (between day) and recovery periods to avoid overtraining and detraining.

Differentiated Strength Programming

This course shows participants how to design strength training workouts and programs for different populations with different abilities and goals. Based on recent research and using sample routines, attendees learn how to build safe and effective strength training programs for any athlete, client or patient.

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

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