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Resource Package - Functional Resistance Training to Support High Performance Strength

Resource Package - Functional Resistance Training to Support High Performance Strength

Resource Package - Functional Resistance Training to Support High Performance Strength

This course includes
1:21 of Course Material (View)
Patient Exercises (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in August 2023

Becoming Tarzan

This resource package was inspired by actor Nathaniel Dolquist. He trained over the course of 14 weeks to meet the aesthetic performance and physical demands of being cast in the role of Tarzan in the on-stage musical performance.

What's Included

The resource package includes 24 gym strength training exercises that focus on the trunk, chest, and shoulders and building movement patterns from proximal to distal. Injury prevention was of paramount importance in managing the rigorous training load, rehearsal and performance schedule.

This resource package would be an excellent addition to your clinical library if you are working with any high-performance athletes and performers. You will also find these exercises to be of great value when managing Aesthetic training and working with people requiring a toned physique.

Each exercise is demonstrated by Nathaniel Dolquist and described in full by strength and conditioning expert, Alex Lee - Rugby Strength and Conditioning.  The program was coordinated for injury prevention by Sport Physiotherapist Dinah Hampson.  

Combining the physical therapy needs to protect Tarzan, as he swings through the jungle, by blending the sport and dance science worlds together, creates the magic within this valuable exercise set.

Join Becoming Tarzan - Functional Resistance Training to Support High-Performance Strength!

The instructors
Pivot Dancer

Pivot Dancer is a knowledge-sharing platform which provides evidence-based content to the dance community. We bring together experts from around the world to give you unprecedented access to knowledge acquired through years of experience in the world of dance and science. Learn more at

Nathaniel Dolquist
Actor and Teacher

Nathaniel is a bicoastal actor, singer, and circus performer. He grew up in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, graduated from Yale University with a degree in Theater Studies, and has lived in New York City and Los Angeles as a professional actor. Nathaniel often plays roles with a high degree of physicality, and he trains year-round to make sure that he's in adequate shape for any audition or swift hiring process. Through his dance and circus training, as well as work with Pivot Dancer physios and experts, he maintains an injury-free program that keeps him strong, flexible, and ready for anything.

Nathaniel's prep work with Pivot Dancer to play Tarzan at Moonlight State in Vista, CA helped him gain eight pounds of muscle, add 4.5 inches to his shoulders, and feel not only injury-free but pain-free for the entire run of the show. By using these exercises as well as the latest data and studies in sports medicine and science, Nathaniel was able to create the most effective and efficient program possible for his goals.

Course Material included in this course
  • exercises
  • Introduction to the trainer
  • Becoming Tarzan - Week 14 Commentary from Tarzan
Patient Exercises included in this course
  • Walking Lunge
  • Upright Row
  • Supine Row
  • Supinated Grip Pull Up
  • Split Squat
  • Single Arm Dumbbell Row
  • Romanian Deadlift
  • Pronated Grip Pull Up
  • Incline Dumbbell Fly
  • Incline Alternating Dumbbell Bench Press
  • Front Squat
  • Dumbbell Flys
  • Dumbbell Bench Press
  • Dumbbell Overhead Seated Press
  • Dumbbell Lateral Raise
  • Dumbbell Biceps Curl
  • Barbell Bench Press
  • Box Squat
  • Barbell Overhead Press
  • Barbell Deadlift
  • Barbell Bent Over Row
  • Back Squat
  • Alternating Seated Dumbbell Press
  • Alternating Dumbell Bench Press

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