Unlock your clients’ potential with a superior strength framework

In the health and fitness world, “strength” is often given a narrow definition, which is typically limited to force production in the sagittal plane from a symmetrical viewpoint. While this works fine in the weight room, it often has little transfer to life, sport, and most activities outside the gym.

In this video training, you will explore a more inclusive definition of strength, which includes the many different ways we can generate force. Defined here as Odd Position Strength Training (OPST), this broader approach to fitness takes into account uncommon loading patterns, including how these affect the body, how to properly engage these patterns, and what outcomes and adaptations to expect from this type of exposure.

Led by Michol Dalcourt, internationally recognized industry leader and founder of the renowned Institute of Motion (IoM), this course will help you understand the ‘why’ behind this type of strength, and provide you with a clear avenue to incorporate it into your clients’ training programs.

Upon completion, you will be able to: 

  • Understand the importance of using unconventional positions in strength training  
  • Improve exercise programming strategies for clients with a variety of needs, preferences, and readiness 
  • Explain the rigidity vs. randomness curve and the neural and mechanical benefits of variability strength training 

Presented by

Michol Dalcourt

Institute of Motion (IoM) Founder

Workshop Policies and Procedures


In the event that the American Council on Exercise (ACE) would cancel a workshop for ANY reason, a full refund will be issued to the participant. ACE is NOT responsible for any other expenses the participant may have incurred.


All of ACE's live workshops are non-refundable programs unless approved by ACE's Educational Services Team. For questions, please call 800-825-3636. A $50 cancellation fee will be applied to any approved cancellations.


Any participant who is registered for an ACE workshop and needs to reschedule their workshop to a later date listed will be subject to a $50 transfer fee and MUST contact ACE's Educational Services Team at 800-825-3636 to verify that a reschedule date is available.

Transfer of Registration

ACE cannot transfer a participant's registration to another participant unless approved by ACE's Educational Services Team. Transferring a registration to another participant is subject to a $100 transfer fee.

Hotels and Accommodations

ACE does not provide hotel and accommodation recommendations for our workshop events. Google is a great resource to search for hotels in the area of the workshop location.

Transfer of Registration

In the event of inclement weather, all workshops will be held as scheduled at the discretion of ACE. Pre-registered participants who are unable to attend their scheduled workshop may reschedule without incurring additional charges so long as their request has been received 7 days following the originally scheduled date. No refunds will be available. In the event that ACE cancels a workshop due to bad weather, participants will be given a full refund or option to reschedule (if another date is available).