Approaching the Weight Room from an Ecological Dynamics Perspective


We view athletes as complex adaptive systems, and in this digestible mini-course, we offer a nonlinear approach to the weight room. Join us as we discuss the importance for athletes to open up their degrees of freedom (motor, perceptual, and cognitive) to potentially harness them when the training becomes more specific. In doing so, athletes have the potential to express their movement capabilities in a more dexterous way when it counts!

Extra Content – Learning & Development

  • Weight Room Training Card Templates (PDF)
  • Official References/Reading List (PDF) – The must-have collection

Movement Meet-up Think Tank

  • Movement Meet-up Zoom calls each month where over 60 to 90 minutes you will get an opportunity to hear from members of the EMERGENCE team on the various concepts and ideas related to the course content. Can’t make it on the call? That’s okay; they will be recorded, and you will have access to them!


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"The "Approaching the Weight room from an Ecological Dynamics" Course was one of the most enjoyable educational experiences of my last 10 years as a coach. There are many things I've noticed in my years in mainstream strength and conditioning that didn't seem to fit well with how elite athletes actually trained, moved, and experienced their environment. The Weight room course by Emergence tied up many of these loose ends for me, and gave me loads of insights and ideas as to what the true purpose of the gym is in our modern training context. The creativity of Tyler and Michael in the course is on another level, and hugely inspiring. I'd absolutely recommend it for any performance coach, as this is exactly the type of thinking that we need to move the needle of injuries, performance, and perhaps more importantly, creativity, in a positive direction"

Joel Smith from “Just Fly Performance Podcast”
and a Strength and Conditioning Coach University of California

“The team at emergence has put together an incredible array of information that is highly thought-provoking and delivered with a vast depth of knowledge on the many variables that encompass the subject of skill acquisition in sport. Looking at this from my personal training lens, I see immediate uses to help the functionality of the variety of clientele that I work with. I am excited to have bolstered my training arsenal and would recommend this course to anyone who is interested in doing the same.”

Michael Niebuhr CSCS Pn 1
CEO, Transitions Fitness L.L.C


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