RTS Practical

RTS Practical is the abridged, regional version of the exercise execution and exercise DELIVERY portions of RTS Mastery.

Each class begins with the development and reinforcement of the Continuum Training® thought process for creating Client-Defined, truly Custom Fit Exercise® to appropriately progress any individual from Function to Performance.

Then 75% of the session focuses on the actual hands-on experiences required to begin developing the skills of exercise execution and the skills of exercise delivery...the things that truly set you apart, change lives, and if mastered, will define your brand and revitalize your business.

It is very different from the former RTS123 in that there is no PowerPoint presentation of sciences. Those aspects, when updated, will be available in the new Online Presentation of Science and Perspective: Essentials for Decision Making.

RTS Practical (general)

  • Three two-day courses
  • May be taken in any order (but the above is recommended)
  • NOT required in order to attend RTS Mastery (but highly recommended depending upon your background)


  • Perform exercise specific assessment as well as constant monitoring and decision making: modify, adjust, allow, regress, progress, or abort
  • Get specific with the "warm up" by learning the CT version: PPFC - Progressive Preparation for Challenge including the manual skills of CSI - Contraction Sensitivity Isometrics, a powerful and appropriate alternative to stretching
  • Learn to define the G.O.T.E - Goal of the Exercise, because progression often demands that the most appropriate exercise look nothing like the end goal
  • Identify the value and power of ownership (contractile control) as a primary determinant of progression
  • Determine the TOW (resistance-muscular response relationship) for each exercise
  • Determine the exercise specific ranges and planes of availability for each individual on each exercise and each set
  • Learn to recognize the influence of Tolerance / Stress Threshold on an individual's workout and progression
  • Learn to identify the appropriate levels of effort for the individual, whether it's associated with ounces or a thousand pounds
  • Identify a hierarchy of exercise value defined by influence on focused challenge (for improving function, output/tension production) vs. dispersed/down-regulated challenge (for the goal of body awareness and control)

Continuum Training®: Spine / Trunk

  • Explore the value and accuracy of assessments like posture and how to implement it realistically
  • Distinguish between exercise for your "core" vs. exercises that simply involve your core to lesser degrees
  • Examine spinal structure influences for each exercise
  • Examine Trunk strength profiles and create appropriate resistance profiles
  • Explore perspectives on "weight loss" and why "cardio" for burning calories is not the best answer!
  • Do!
  • Teach!

Continuum Training®: Lower Extremity

  • Explore the real factors in LE alignment assessment and adjustment (it's not the foot and knee, it's the knee joint!)
  • Distinguish between the knee and the patella-femoral joint and how keeping you knee behind your toe doesn't solve the problem because it has nothing to do with your toe!
  • Identify Valgus and Q-angle and modify forces via delivery and resistance-joint alignment
  • Explore hip, knee and ankle function and output
  • Examine single joint and multi-joint pressing strength profiles and create appropriate resistance profiles
  • Identify the effects of an individual's structure on squats and how to customize set-up and execution
  • Learn truly progressive and skillful balance training techniques: the last thing to do to improve balance is try to balance!! (and learn why the foot is the key, not the core!!)
  • Do!
  • Teach!

Continuum Training®: Upper Extremity

  • Identify the spectrum of planes available to the individual for pressing and pulling
  • Recognize the shoulder as the primary shear concern in the body and how to alter loading accordingly
  • Examine single joint and multi-joint pressing and pulling strength profiles and create appropriate resistance profiles
  • Identify the influence of restraint (bars, floor, machines, etc.) upon movement and ranges and how set up an individual to maximize effectiveness
  • Identify key scapula-humeral rhythm influences in exercise from presses to pulling through a variety of planes.
  • Do!
  • Teach!

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