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Learn how to coach and modify the barbell lifts for those with pain or mobility limitations.

Interested in hosting The Barbell Rehab Workshop at your gym? Just fill out the form.

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What We Cover

Module 1

Principles of Training and Rehab

In this module, we discuss the principles of load management, pain science, rehab and performance programming, and how to optimize mindset on returning to baseline after an injury.

Module 2

Training and Modifying the Squat

Here we dig deep into optimizing squat form, variation selection, and what to do when pain arises. Everyone squats differently. Here's where you learn why.

Module 3

Optimize the Bench Press for Health and Performance

Many people complain of shoulder pain during the bench press. Here, we talk about how to optimize and modify this lift to reduce shoulder pain and increase performance.

Module 4

Deadlift Form, Variations, and Common Issues

Many people avoid the deadlift because of back pain. In this module, you'll learn how to optimize form and modify it based on anatomy, personal preference, and injury history.

Module 5

Overhead Lifting and Shoulder Health

Many people avoid pressing overhead in fear that it will cause shoulder pain or due to current discomfort. Here we talk about how to optimize overhead lifting and how we use it to promote shoulder health.

About Your Instructor

Dr. Michael Mash


Hi, I'm Michael, founder of Barbell Rehab.

There are a LOT of people out there who need your help. Far too often, I see people with minor aches and pains get lost in the medical model.

They may be told by a physician to stop lifting (because it's "bad" for you) or undergo unnecessary surgeries that keep them out of your gym for months.

I want to help you change that. The principles in this course will not only teach you how to work with people that have pain or mobility limitations, it will teach you how to EMPOWER them to live stronger and healthier lives!

Workshop Agenda

8:30–9:00 Check-In
9:00–9:50 Principles of Rehab and Training Lecture
9:50–10:00 Break
10:00–11:00 Squat Lecture: Biomechanics and Variations
11:00–12:00 Squat Lab: Common Issues and Solutions
12:00–1:00 Lunch
1:00–1:45 Bench Press Lecture: Form, Variations, and Programming
1:45–2:30 Bench Press Lab: Common Issues and Solutions
2:30–3:15 Deadlift Lecture: Performance and Back Health
3:15–4:00 Overhead Lifting Lecture: Shoulder Health
4:00–4:10 Break
4:10–5:00 Deadlift/Overhead Lifting Lab

What Others are Saying

Dustin Smith, CSCS
Head Strength Coach, Functional Training Studio

Dr. Jason O'Connor, PT, CSCS, SFMA
Instagram @joconnordpt

Dr. Aaron Lebauer, PT
Host of The CashPT Lunch Hour Podcast

"Barbell Rehab does a fantastic job bridging the gap from therapy to performance. Michael Mash is THE guy for helping fitness professionals get better at teaching the barbell lifts and fitting them for people of different sizes and skill levels. Definitely recommend for physical therapists, strength coaches, and trainers."

Joseph Lalli, CSCS, NASM-PES
Instagram @joey_barbells

"Michael Mash did a fantastic job of applying research into lecture and then into application for a proper take home message. I have already started using some principles from his course into my own professional practice and training as well as my own personal training. I am looking forward to future courses that I can attend."

Matthew Cloutier PT, DPT, CSCS
Instagram @kineticsportsperformance

"After yesterday’s workshop I feel a surge of optimism that I haven’t felt in a long time. Michael’s delivery was clear, concise and most importantly palatable. The diversity in the room was incredible and reinforced the thought that we may all have different degrees and positions, at the end of the day we were a room full of people helping each other to help people. Fantastic workshop I look forward to attending another one."

Joseph Martinez
Instagram @j_adonijah

"The best continuing education course I have attended. I stayed interested the entire time and had no issues following along or paying attention. Everything was relevant to my practice. Michael is clearly knowledgeable about what he is teaching and was able to answer all questions asked. Highly recommend!"

Lindsay Sutera, PT, DPT, OCS
LinkedIn @Lindsay Sutera

"I am grateful for attending the Barbell Rehab Workshop because part of growing in your craft is learning from other amazing individuals such as Michael. Michael was very genuine in sharing his story and his knowledge, leaving nothing on the table. I would recommend his workshop to anyone who wants to be their best for their clientele. I am already impelling the knowledge I learned in my programming and it's working! Thank you Michael. "

Raquel Silva, CPT
Instagram @raquelheartslife

"I greatly enjoyed the workshop! I think a good amount of very useful information was presented that both experienced physical therapists and personal trainers could benefit from. It is fantastic how information is put together for all professionals. That way, DPTs can see how their patients' can benefit from strength training after rehab, and trainers know when they need to step back and send their client to a DPT. The instructor is very professional but personable as well."

Daiva Radaviciute, B.A. in PT, CSCS,
Owner of Utopia Fitness, LLC

Past Workshops

Murder of Crows Barbell Club - Brooklyn, NY

Warhorse Barbell - Philadelphia, PA

Texas Strength Systems - San Antonio, TX

Legacy Barbell - Houston, TX

Invictus Boston - Boston, MA

Accelerate Sports Performance - San Francisco, CA

Capital Strength & Conditioning - Raleigh, NC

Ultimate Athlete - Charlotte, NC


If you don't train the barbell lifts or don't work with people who do, this workshop probably isn't for you.

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