We Physically
Prepare Construction Professionals for Their Physical Jobs

The Facts

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect the muscles, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments and tendons. Workers in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to risk factors at work, such as lifting heavy items, bending, reaching overhead, pushing and pulling heavy loads, working in awkward body postures and performing the same or similar tasks repetitively. Exposure to these known risk factors for MSDs increases a worker’s risk of injury.

The information in our course was created to help prevent these Musculoskeletal Disorders.

Workplace Injury Statistics

This average worker’s compensation claim cost calculated across all industries is $40,000 according to Insureon.com. This number is on the low end for higher risk positions including freight handlers.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics:

  • The number one reason for the loss of work due to incidence of injury or illness was because of overexertion or bodily reaction.
  • MSD cases accounted for 33% of all worker injury and illness cases.1
  • According to the U.S. Dept. of Labor, work-related MSDs are among the the most reported causes of lost or restricted work time.

Incorporate our physical training into your safety and health program so you can help prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders

this is Our ACTUAL Course

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For construction professionals and more

When creating this course, we had individuals required to use their bodies for work in mind. While we refer to individuals as Freight Handlers in the course, the information shared applies to ALL individuals that lift, push, pull, and place things for a living, including but not limited to:

Learning Path

This module defines all of the reasoning behind having created the course and explains why this information is important.

  • Course Breakdown. This topic provides direction on the content to come.
  • Why Mobility, Posture, & Strength. 
  • How we Got Here, Part 1.
  • How we Got Here, Part 2.
  • Defining Mobility.
  • Defining Posture.
  • Defining Strength.
  • What this course is NOT.
There will be short quizzes following each one of these topics.
 

Video 56 minutes plus 5-10 minutes for quiz completion.

Without proper posture, the body can NOT do anything as properly as it should. That includes movement, breathing, blood circulation, posture, mobility, nervous system function and more. This module breaks the body down into zones and instructs you how to hold it properly.

  • PSSP (Proper Standing Static Posture). This is the foundational posture for ALL human beings to hold when in a standing upright position, as well as the posture from which ALL movement should occur.
  • Even Distribution of Weight.
The following topics cover the entire body broken down by zones. Breaking the body down in this way allows for mobility & strengthening on specific segments of the body, including:
  • Zone 1: Hips and Upper Legs, Posture
  • Zone 2: Lower Torso
  • Zone 3: Upper Torso
  • Zone 4: Head and Neck
  • Zone 5: Upper Limbs & Extremities
  • Zone 6: Lower Limbs & Extremities

There will be short quizzes following each one of these topics.

Video 53 Min  + 5-10 Min for quiz completion.

Only once you can hold Proper Standing Static Posture can you expect to perform Total Body Exercises Properly. This module takes everything you’ve learned from Modules 1 and 2, and applies it to the three Total Body Exercises that ALL freight handlers need to understand how to perform.

  • PDP (Proper Dynamic Posture)
  • The Squat:
    • I answer Why the Squat.
    • Demonstrated and Explained.
    • Application to Moving Freight.
  • The Deadlift:
    • I explain why the Deadlift.
    • Demonstrated and Explained.
    • Application to Moving Freight.
  • The Push-Up:
    • I explain Why the Push-Up
    • Demonstrated and Explained.
    • Application to Moving Freight.

There will be short quizzes following each section.

Video 47 Min  + 3-8 Min for quiz completion.

It’s time to apply what you’ve learned. Here, you are able to address the various parts of your body that need to be strengthened and/or loosened based on the information you’ve gathered about yourself from the first three modules.

  • Exercises Breakdown. This topic explains how all of the exercise information should be used and applied.
The following topics cover the entire body broken down by zones. Breaking the body down in this way allows for mobility & strengthening on specific segments of the body, including:
  • Zone 1: Hips and Upper Legs, Posture
  • Zone 2: Lower Torso
  • Zone 3: Upper Torso
  • Zone 4: Head and Neck
  • Zone 5: Upper Limbs & Extremities
  • Zone 6: Lower Limbs & ExtremitiesThere will be short quizzes following each section.

Video 31 minutes + 30 minutes or more of exercise practice and application + 5-10 minutes for quiz completion.

This module is strictly for you final quiz.

Video 3 minutes  + 15-30 minutes to complete your final quiz.

Upon completion, freight handlers will be able to download a complete warm-up-cool-down template, outside of work strengthening & mobility training template, and a “take it to the gym” next steps template.

Video 3 minutes  + 2-5 minutes to access and download your templates.

Earn a Hold Strong certificate Upon course completion

This certificate represents the construction professional’s knowledge of the course material and how to apply that knowledge to moving freight. This includes but is not limited to:

Be in Demand with Our Professional Training

construction professionals in demand (500 x 300 px)

Millions of important freight handlers are employed across the world. Stand out from the crowd with our Assessment-Based Certificate that ensures your knowledge on how to be physically prepared to move freight.

When you aren’t working due to on-the-job injury, you aren’t putting food on the table for you and your family. Learn to move freight with mobility, posture, and strength to stay safe on the job and continue to provide for your family.

Training and educating people on proper mobility, posture, and strength is our life, and we take that seriously. Learn from our experienced professionals and apply it to your work and personal life.

What this Course is NOT

This is NOT a course equipped to advise you on correcting existing physical limitations, disabilities, or restrictions that may exist. We will advise you when necessary to seek a medical doctors advice in order to address individual needs.

While increasing movement and exercise have been proven to burn calories, that is not the intent of this course, and should therefore NOT be used as a Weight Loss Course.

If you have any underlying conditions, including but not limited to High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Heart Disease, Osteoporosis, and more, you should be cleared by a medical doctor to participate in this course. You will be advised to seek medical advice throughout the course when necesssary.

It is generally accepted that there are some 630 skeletal muscles in the human body. To say we’re going to work on mobility, posture, and strength to cover all muscles and their joints would mean we’ll be here forever, not really, but you get the point. Therefore, we will NOT cover all muscles and soft tissue. Rather we will focus on the main areas known to affect posture, mobility, and strength the most.

This course should be considered a beginners course, on your way to exploring new methods of mobility, posture, and strength for continued physical improvement. If you have a goal of becoming a body builder or similar, this is not the course for that.