RTS3 Details

RTS3

Formerly RTSM, RTS3 is taught exclusively by Tom Purvis at RTS headquarters in Oklahoma City. 

The three 3-day RTS3 Advanced Hands-on Labs (Spine/Trunk, LE, UE) are conducted in both the RTS classroom and the RTS Teaching Skills and Equipment Analysis Lab.

RTS3 is extremely detailed and is only for "thinkers", not "followers". That being said, an advanced level of questions and discussion is expected.

The scope of RTS3 includes rehab, performance, bodybuilding, etc. as dictated by the interests and involvement of the attendees.

RTS3 is extremely detailed and is only for "thinkers", not "followers". That being said, an advanced level of questions and discussion is expected. The scope includes rehab, performance, bodybuilding, etc. as dictated by the interests and involvement of the attendees.

RTS3 is based upon the classic principles of mastery: the discipline for exploring and examining the details in depth, the wisdom of evolving beyond protocols by developing a thought process and, the surrender of biases and emotional attachments to be replaced by objectivity, and the unconditional love for the process of life-long learning.

Prerequisites:

YOU MUST COMPLETE THE PREREQUISITE
ONLINE LECTURES PRIOR TO ATTENDANCE!
(click here for prerequisites)

Full participation is required if one's goal is to undergo the optional exam process.

Please note that while these can be taken over any time period from a few months to several years, there is a two-year limit if you are hoping to take the oral/practical exam and become certified. After you have completed the prerequisite online lectures you make take the Advanced Hands-On Labs in any order, but the following is recommended.

  • Spine/Trunk - 3 days
  • Lower Extremity - 3 days
  • Upper Extremity - 3 days

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO

Video recording of class is prohibited.
Audio recording is currently allowed.
Photographing clients, patients, or equipment in Focus On Fitness is strictly prohibited.

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RTS3 explores the following in considerable detail
  • The practical application of the principles of Exercise Mechanics (Resisance Mechanics, Musculoskeletal Mechanics, Orchestration, Joint Forces, and Chain Mechanics)
  • Principles of equipment mechanics (analysis, design, and adaptation)
  • Advanced decision making
  • Strategic Variation for pathologies, and client idiosyncrasies
  • Movement patterns including functional integration and functional isolation
  • In depth exploration of tolerance
  • In depth exploration of effort
  • In depth exploration of progression
  • In depth exploration of delivery

 

RTS2 is not a prerequisite for RTS3... You decide where to start

You do not have to attend the RTS2in order to attend RTS3.

RTS3 is much more in-depth while covering a greater expanse of topics, issues, and considerations for the individual client. There is considerable advanced exercise analysis in the classroom as well as the primary focus of hours of hands-on experiences for each and every student (as both trainer and client) during each and everything explored.

RTS2 is, in fact, the best preparation for RTS3, but many students who have the goal of achieving RTS3 status, or prefer to learn directly from the founder, actually decide to just start there. And if they put in the work, they often do very well.

Note that in order to benefit fully from the RTS3 Program, it is important that the RTS3 student be well-versed in the language and understanding of traditional exercise science in general. It is also important that the student be well-versed in the broad spectrum of "traditional" strength, aerobic, and other exercise concepts, as well as current industry trends and "gym science" in order to have a baseline perspective of the industry and a starting point for advanced communication.

 

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