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When You Need To Develop POWER

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Tue, May 14, 2013 @ 08:05 AM





Keiser equipment is used for training and injury rehabilitation by a number of major college athletic programs, Major League Baseball clubs, NBA, NFL and NHL teams, elite athletes and several top soccer teams throughout Europe.

Innovation has been at the heart of Keiser Corporation since its founding in 1978 by brothers Dennis and Randy Keiser. The company revolutionized fitness and performance training with the introduction of pneumatic resistance-based equipment. In 2005, Keiser Corporation took cardio training by storm when it produced the ground-breaking indoor group-cycling bike, the Keiser M3, which features a unique Eddy Current magnetic-resistance system. During the 2010-2011 fiscal year, the Keiser M3 accounted for one-third of all indoor group-cycling bikes sold in North America and became the undisputed industry leader. 


Interested in learning more about how Keiser Equipment can help you?

Schedule a time to meet Don Callahan prior to our seminar by emailing him at or join the Keiser crew at Randall Huntington's Lecture and Workshop - Friday May 17th

Lecture - 1:30pm - 2:30pm - Lecture Hall

Workshop - 4:00-5:00pm - Performance Center


Randall Huntington


United States Track & Field

Topic: Developing Power


Huntington is rated as a USATF Master Coach - a coach who has guided multiple medalists in multiple Olympics and World Championships - in the jumps, one of only seven in the U.S. He has been the coach for many world-class track and field athletes over the years, including eight Olympians and seven World Championship Team members. Overall, he has coached and consulted 17 Olympians from various sports. Mike Powell and Willie Banks set world records in the long jump and triple jump, respectively, while under his tutelage. Seven of his athletes have been in the U.S. all-time top ten in their respective events.

Huntington coached Powell to the Olympic Games in 1988, 1992 and 1996, where Powell won a pair of silver medals in the long jump. On Aug. 30, 1991 in Tokyo, Powell broke Bob Beamon's 23-year-old long jump record that was expected to never be broken, leaping 29-4 1/2 (8.95m) - a record that still stands. Powell also claimed a gold medal at the 1991 and 1993 World Championships and a silver medal at the 1995 World Championships.

Willie Banks, who Huntington coached to the 1988 Olympics, broke the world triple jump record with a mark of 58-11 1/2 (17.97m) on June 16, 1985 in Indianapolis, and under Huntington's coaching twice jumped over 18 meters, which is the longest in American history.

In addition to Powell and Banks, Huntington coached Olympians Joe Greene (long jump bronze medal in 1992), Sheila Hudson (American indoor and outdoor record-holder in the triple jump), Al Joyner, Darren Plab, Tony Nai and Sharon Couch. At least one of his athletes has competed in every summer Olympic Games since 1984. Powell, Greene, Hudson, Couch and Nai were all World Championship team members that he coached, along with Kathy Rounds and Kenta Bell.

From April of 2002 to November of 2003, Huntington was USA Track & Field's first ever Sport Science Technical Coordinator. Recently, he was one of three individuals selected for the master dartfish training program at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Huntington has also been a head and assistant coach for horizontal jumps for the ARCO Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

Outside of working with USA Track and Field, Huntington served as Director of Sports Performance for the Bellingham Athletic Club and for Gold Medal Management. He also worked as a research coordinator and training specialist for Keiser Sports Health Equipment for seven years, and was responsible for emphasis in strength training for the aging and use of Keiser in training of elite athletes.

Not limited to just track and field, Huntington has trained professional athletes in other sports, notably football. He served as a conditioning and/or speed consultant for several teams including Indianapolis, St. Louis, Miami, Denver, Philadelphia and Cincinnati, and tutored numerous individual players including Trace Armstrong, Terry Kirby, Henry Ellard and Ed McCaffrey. He has worked with college football programs at Florida, Oklahoma and Notre Dame, and instructed athletes such as Kyle Turely and Grant Wistrom at the NFL combine.

Huntington has worked with some of the most famous athletes in the world, including notable performers such as hockey's Wayne Gretzky, baseball's Gary Carter and Rex Hudler and tennis' Michael Chang.

His previous collegiate experience includes a stint as assistant women's track and field coach at Cal-Berkeley from 1984-86, where he went to a program that had no NCAA qualifiers, and promptly had one qualifier his first year and five his second. He graduated from Oregon, where he served as a volunteer assistant coach for the men's track and field team for five seasons from 1978-83.

Topics: BSMPG Summar Seminar, Randall Huntington, Don Callahan, Keiser

Bill Knowles returns to BSMPG Summer Seminar Speaker list in 2013

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 @ 06:08 AM

BSMPG is proud to announce the return of Bill Knowles as a speaker within the Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Track at the 2013 BSMPG Summer Seminar - May 17th and 18th, 2013!  Bill joins keynote speakers, Dr. Stuart McGill, Marco Cardinale, Fergus Connolly, Adriaan Louw and Marvin Chun for this weekend event.  With the most thorough and integrated speaker line-up ever assembled, the 2013 BSMPG Summer Seminar will be the WORLD'S most sought after Sports Medicine & Performance Seminar to date!!

We are expecting the largest crowd in the history of BSMPG events with speakers and attendees traveling the globe to be in Boston in May of 2013, and thus have already made plans to move our main lecture hall to a newly renovated multi-tier auditorium.

Be sure to save the date now - hotels will fill fast with this event along with normal Boston traffic so start making plans now!

See you in Boston next May!!!

Watch highlights from Bill Knowles at the 2012 BSMPG Summer Seminar by clicking HERE


Bill Knowles

Bill Knowles


iSPORT Training

Athletic Development Coach and Sports Rehabilitation Specialist
Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

• 21 years professional experience working with World-class, Olympic, Professional, Elite, & Nationally ranked athletes from around the world.
• Professional and World-Class sports include: Soccer (football), Rugby Union, Ice Hockey, Basketball, Football, Aussie Rules Football, Golf, Alpine and Freestyle Mogul Skiing, Snowboarding and Swimming
•Former Head Athletic Trainer and Director of Strength and Conditioning at Burke Mountain Academy (Vermont, USA) for 12 years. BMA is recognized historically as the best youth sports academy in the world for alpine ski racing.
The list of Olympic, World Cup, and World Junior success is unparallel in the Unites States and worldwide.
• Author of numerous articles on injury prevention and performance training in ski publications, strength and conditioning magazines and health journals.
• Featured speaker dozens of times around the United States, Canada, England and Scotland on topics related to injury reduction programs, rehabilitation/reconditioning, and performance training for all types of athletes.

For the past 21 years Bill Knowles has been working with elite level athletes from around the world. As a sports rehabilitation specialist, Bill has helped Professional and Olympic level athletes recover from season ending and career threatening injuries. His energy and enthusiasm keeps every training session educational and fresh, while his unique experiences allows a creative approach to address any injury situation. Bill’s rehab philosophy allows each athlete the opportunity to express their inherent athletic ability quickly following injury or surgery. This mean the “down time” is minimal and the athlete stays very active and motivated.

After receiving his education at Cortland State College in New York, Bill began his career at the world renowned sports academy for Alpine and Nordic ski racing; Burke Mountain Academy. As the Head Athletic Trainer and Performance Director Bill took care of countless knee injuries and developed his skills that began to attract world-class ski racers from Europe and North America. Since then athletes from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Australia have visited Bill in Killington, Vermont. Bill has also traveled extensively working with and visiting many of the top sports clubs in the world.

This success has evolved to designing and implementing rehab and performance programs that have placed athletes back into the English Premiership and Championship Football Leagues, The Rugby World Cup and Premiership Squads, Baseball World Series, Winter Olympic podiums and X-Game podiums.

As a former collegiate soccer player, ski racer, and coach, Bill delivers his training programs they way an athlete understands and respects.


Topics: Stu McGill, Bill Knowles, Joel Jamieson, Marco Cardinale, Marvin Chun, Fergus Connolly, BSMPG Summar Seminar

BSMPG Is Proud To Announce Dr. Marco Cardinale As Keynote Speaker At 2013 Summer Seminar

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Mon, Jul 2, 2012 @ 07:07 AM

BSMPG is proud to bring the face of British Olympic Sport to Boston for the 2013 BSMPG Summer Seminar - May 17th and 18th, 2013!  Dr. Cardinale is one of the world's authority on sport preparation and performance and joins Dr. Stuart McGill as the second keynote speaker for this weekend event.  With the greatest speaker line-up assembled to date, the 2013 BSMPG Summer Seminar will be the WORLD'S most sought after Sports Medicine & Performance Seminar to date!!

We are expecting the largest crowd to date with speakers and attendees traveling the globe to be in Boston in May of 2013, and thus have already made plans to move our main lecture hall to a newly renovated multi-tier auditorium.

Be sure to save the date now - hotels will fill fast with this event along with normal Boston traffic so start making plans now!

See you in Boston next May!!!


Marco Cardinale


British Olympic Sport Association

Dr. Marco Cardinale is the Head of Sports Science and Research of the British Olympic Association. Dr. Cardinale is also the director of the Science and Research Unit of the British Olympic Medical Institute based in University College London, Institute of Sport Exercise and Health. Dr. Cardinale led the Sports Science activities for the preparation of Team GB at the Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Olympic Games.

Dr. Cardinale is a former Handball coach and has been involved in coach education in various countries in the area of strength and conditioning and exercise physiology. A widely published and cited author in the scientific literature on various aspects of human performance, he has also patented an innovative exercise device consisting of an vibratory biofeedback system which received research awards from NEStech and the Scottish Design Council.

Dr. Cardinale holds honorary academic appointments at University College London in the division of surgical and interventional medicine, the University of Aberdeen in the School of Medical Sciences and a visiting professorship at the University of Genova. He has been an advisor to various companies (e.g. Polar Electro, Medisport and Technogym), government agencies (e.g. the European Space Agency, UK Sport and Higher Education Funding Council) and professional sport organizations and national governing bodies in 4 countries (USA, Italy, Spain, Sweden) before working in the UK. Dr. Cardinale has been invited speaker in scientific conferences and coaching clinics in 21 countries and has been ad-hoc reviewer for over 15 scientific journals and research grants agencies in the areas of sports science, physiology, biomechanics and bioengineering.

Dr Cardinale holds a B.Sc. from ISEF in Italy, an M.Sc. from the US Sports Academy in the USA and a PhD from Semmelweis University in Hungary.


Save the Date: May 17th and 18th, 2013 - BSMPG Summer Seminar



Topics: Marco Cardinale, Stuart McGill, BSMPG Summar Seminar