RT for Maintaining and Restoring Health Webinar

Resistance training for maintaining and restoring health Webinar 

Muscle strength and power is important to facilitate daily living activities that are associated with living a healthy life. While resistance exercise is frequently completed by athletes to improve performance, there is much less of an emphasis placed on resistance training for the maintenance and restoration of health. Diabetes and heart disease are two significant health conditions experienced across the globe, but resistance training hasn’t been a common feature in diabetes prevention programs, nor are there recommendations for its use in cardiac rehabilitation. Evidence tells us however, that including resistance training in rehabilitation programs is likely to lead to significantly improved outcomes.

This webinar will provide some updated background for the potential use of and benefit from completing a resistance training program when trying to maintain or restore health. Appropriate and recognised methods of assessing muscle strength and function will be discussed. The use of exercise assessment outcomes to inform exercise prescription for people with prediabetes, diabetes and heart disease will be explained along with appropriate delivery and monitoring of the resistance training prescription. Your skills, knowledge and abilities will be enhanced through the facilitated use of case studies.

Presented by Dr Brett Gordon
Dr Gordon is Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology and an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) with the Rural Health School at La Trobe University. He is currently the Discipline Lead for Exercise Science & Exercise Physiology and the School's Director of Graduate Research. Dr Gordon graduated with his PhD, investigating the time course of insulin resistance following resistance exercise in people with type 2 diabetes in 2012. He has worked within academia for more than a decade and has almost a decade of clinical experience.

Dr Gordon has numerous peer-reviewed publications in sports science, sports medicine and medical journals. He has also been an invited speaker at conferences and seminars and has reported his work at many national and international conferences. Dr Gordon's research has focused around the benefits of resistance training on maintaining and restoring health. He began his research career by investigating the role of exercise on improving the level of functioning in children with chronic fatigue syndrome and is now focusing on how exercise can be optimally assessed and prescribed for people with cardiometabolic health conditions. This has culminated in work using continuous glucose monitoring systems, accelerometers, GPS monitors and exercise in healthy people along with those suffering health conditions.

Dr Gordon's research is focused on the role of exercise in the management of chronic disease and mechanisms to improve compliance to, and recovery from, exercise. He has supervised 3 honours students and 5 graduate research candidates to completion. He is currently supervising 8 graduate research candidates.

Date & Time 

Friday, 16 October 2020
:00pm - 1:30pm AEDT 

Please note, the times listed are in Australian Daylight Saving Time. 
Your local time will be:

ACT:        12:00pm – 1:30pm 
NSW:   12:00pm – 1:30pm
NT:   10:30am - 11:00am
QLD:   11:00am – 12:30pm 
SA:   11:30am - 1:00pm
TAS:   12:00pm – 1:30pm
  12:00pm – 1:30pm
WA:   9:00am - 10:30am  

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ESSA Member   $30.00 
Non-Member       $50.00
ESSA Student Member   $15.00
Student Non-Member   $25.00 

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Target Audience

Any Accredited Sports Scientist and Exercise Physiologists



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