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Heikki Kauhanen
06-28-1996, 07:39 PM
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WEIGHTLIFTING AND STRENGTH TRAINING

Dates: November 10-12, 1998
Place: Lahti, Finland

In conjunction with the World Weightlifting Championships 1998 an 'International
Conference on Weightlifting and Strength Training' will be arranged in the city of Lahti,
Finland. During this three-day scientific and coaching Conference the leading researchers
and experts from around the world will give several keynote lectures in the following
four main sessions:

1) BIOMECHANICS AND PHYSIOLOGY OF STRENGTH TRAINING
. Neuromuscular Bases of Strength & Power Training in Men and Women
. Weightlifting as a Tool for Physical Fitness
. Hormonal Adaptation to Strength Training
. Strength Training for Muscle Hypertrophy

2) STRENGTH TRAINING FOR CONDITIONING OF NORMAL PEOPLE
. Aging and Strength & Power
. Strength Training in Elderly Men and Women
. Musculoskeletal System and Training in the Elderly

3) MEDICAL ASPECTS IN STRENGTH TRAINING
. Antidoping in Weightlifting and Power Sports
. Injury Prevention in Strength Training

4) WEIGHTLIFTING: BIOMECHANICS, PHYSIOLOGY AND VARIOUS COACHING
METHODOLOGIES
. Weightlifting Technique in Men and Women
. Trainability of Junior Weightlifters
. Psychology of Competition in Weightlifters
. Organization of Coaching Systems in Different Countries

The Conference program will also include poster sessions in which researchers and
experts in the field are warmly encouraged to present original data of their studies.
The poster sessions also provide an excellent opportunity for coaches and clinicians
to present interesting methodological and experience-based items from the above
mentioned four main areas.

The keynote lectures as well as the poster presentations of the Conference create an
outstanding forum for discussion about the latest research information and new ideas
on weightlifting and strength training for the following groups of participants:

. Researchers, physiologists, physicians and physiotherapists
. Exercise instructors, athletic trainers, students & teachers in physical education
. Weightlifting and other power & strength coaches and athletes

The detailed program and the time-table of the Conference with the necessary
instructions for submission of abstracts for poster presentations will be provided in
the forthcoming announcements (First Announcement: October 1996).


CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

Executive Committee:
. Keijo Hakkinen (Conference Chair, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland)
. Esa Lomma (Finnish Weightlifting Association, Finland)
. Aulis Piilonen (Finnish Weightlifting Association, Finland)

Scientific & Expert Committee:
. Keijo Hakkinen (Chairman, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland)
. Lazar Baroga (International Weightlifting Federation, Roumania)
. William J. Kraemer (Penn State University, USA)
. Per Tesch (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden)
. Markku Alen (Peurunka-Medical Rehabilitation Center, Finland)
. Heikki Kauhanen (LIKES-Research Center, Jyvaskyla, Finland)
. Jaakko Kailajarvi (Finnish Weightlifting Association, Finland)

In Co-operation with:
. Finnish Weightlifting Association
. Department of Biology of Physical Activity, University of Jyvaskyla
. City of Lahti (in conjunction with the World Weightlifting Championships)
. International Weightlifting Federation


For further scientific information about the Conference please contact:

Dr. Keijo Hakkinen
E-mail: hakkinen@maila.jyu.fi

or:

Mr. Heikki Kauhanen
E-mail: kauhanen@maila.jyu.fi

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Heikki Kauhanen, Fitness Laboratory Chief
LIKES-Research Center, University Campus
FIN-40100 Jyvaskyla, Finland
tel: +358 41 601578, fax: +358 41 601571
Email: kauhanen@maila.jyu.fi
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