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Hip Hinge 101 Workshop

Friday, March 10, 2017
Joseph Aratari, CFSC, CPT

Hip Hinge Workshop

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting the Hip Hinge 101 Workshop! It will take place here at Next Level Strength & Conditioning on Saturday, April 29.

This workshop is presented by Matthew Ibrahim and Dr. Zak Gabor. Their hybrid team approach provides attendees with the insight of both a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Strength & Conditioning Coach, through a hands-on practical workshop.

Attendees will walk away with the necessary tools to better treat, train, and coach their clients in a collaborative sports medicine and performance team setting with respect to deadlift training and hip hinge-based exercises.

The special early bird ticket rate ends on March 31. Be sure to purchase your ticket and register here:

Attendees Will Learn:

  • The importance of the hip hinge for injury-prevention, movement, and training performance.
  • A systematic assessment and screening approach for evaluating the Lumbo-Pelvic (Hip) Complex.
  • A step-by-step process to setting your foundation through breathing, bracing, spinal stiffness, and core training principles.
  • How to transition a client from the treatment table to the training floor through deadlift training progressions and regressions with hands-on coaching and cueing.


  • Fitness professionals (Strength Coaches, Personal Trainers, Performance Specialists, etc.)
  • Rehabilitation professionals (PT's, PTA's, DC's, LMT's, ATC's, etc.)
  • Students (Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Health Science, Kinesiology, DPT, DC, PhD, MS, etc.)
  • Athletes and general population clients looking to enhance their deadlift training performance and hip hinge-based exercises.

Workshop Agenda:

  • Introduction – 9:00am-9:30am
  • Low Back Pain – 9:30am-10:15am
  • Hip Hinge Theory – 10:15am-11:00am
  • Assessment – 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Lunch Break – 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Building Your Base – 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Power of Language – 2:00pm-2:30pm
  • Teaching the Hip Hinge – 2:30pm-3:30pm
  • Mastering Your Deadlift – 3:30pm-5:00pm


This workshop is approved for 0.7 CEU’s through the NSCA.

About the Presenters:

Matthew Ibrahim is a strength and conditioning coach at Boston Underground Strength Training, a licensed manual therapist at Boston Physical Therapy & Wellness, the founder of Movement Resilience, and a provider for Clinical Athlete. Matthew is an experienced coach, therapist, speaker, teacher, and author, after having spent the past decade in athletic performance and sports medicine. A highly sought-after resource and thought leader for healthy and injured athletes alike, he regularly consults with sports teams, collegiate programs, and corporate organizations.

Throughout his career, Matthew has worked with members of the NHL, NBA, NFL, and MLB. Additionally, he has worked with the general population from all walks of life, including the likes of powerlifters, Olympic weightlifters, CrossFit athletes, marathon runners, and triathletes. Personally, his most recent athletic endeavors have taken place on the powerlifting platform with competition bests of 385 squat, 280 bench press, and 465 deadlift.

Dr. Zak Gabor is both a doctor of physical therapy and strength and conditioning coach at Boston Physical Therapy & Wellness, in addition to being a provider for the Clinical Athlete network. In clinic, he uses his sports-based orthopedic rehabilitation and physical therapy knowledge combined with a strong emphasis on strength training and sports performance to treat and train athletes.

Dr. Gabor regularly provides sports rehabilitation treatment for competitive athletes in powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, and CrossFit, while having a proven track record for getting them back to training stronger and more resilient than before.

Collectively, Matthew and Zak's professional work has been featured in major publications, such as Men’s Fitness, STACK, The PTDC, The CrossFit Journal, Breaking Muscle, and Juggernaut Training Systems.

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