From learning the basics of weight training and physical therapy with Olympian and physical therapist Derrick Crass in Belleville, IL back in 1998 to working with US Ski & Snowboard for four years leading into the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeonchang, South Korea, Tracy Fober has worked with athletes and patients of all levels of ability.
Over that time, she has promoted the concept of physical health for life and sport, integrating knowledge and practical experience from the fields of exercise science, rehabilitation and the sport of weightlifting. Tracy is a respected performance professional in the United States and actively works to promote integration of sports medicine and athletic development through local workshops, national presentations and social media.
She brings her passion for physical health to the residents of Park City with her private practice, Iron Maven Performance Health. Inside her small but mighty facility, Tracy is able to take a very personal, individualized approach with every patient, client and athlete, providing them with the care and attention they deserve.
The rehab/performance continuum and Tracy’s career influences
Tracy’s work with US Ski and Snowboard
Unique aspects of working with high level snow sport athletes
Common injuries in this population
Benchmarks Tracy uses to gauge readiness off the snow
What Tracy learned from elite alpine and freestyle athletes
Psychological readiness and performance mindset
Collaborating with technical coaches and members of the performance team when there are overlapping skill sets
Long term athletic development for snow sport athletes
William Wayland is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He works in Essex, U.K., where he is responsible for the preparation of UFC fighters, professional boxers, world champion grappling athletes, and professional golfers.
William’s coaching practice and work with professional mixed martial artists and golfers
KPI’s in golf and how strength coaches can influence them
William’s thoughts on “specificity” and why he trains golfers like vertical power athletes
Insights from other rotational sports
The concept of clubhead speed reserve
Why you cannot optimize a system that isn’t robust
What’s “strong enough” for golfers and how much work outside the sagittal plane is necessary beyond what the sport provides
Special strength work for golfers
Developing muscle mass for a faster swing
The conflation of physiotherapy with golf training and how coaches and medical staffs can work together effectively
The role of mobility training in recreational and elite golfers