SPP #14: Bryce Lewis – Athlete Development, Identity & Psychology

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSSShare this episode on Facebook Listen/Subscribe on iTunes (iOS) Listen/Subscribe on Stitcher Get podcast RSS feed Guest Bio Bryce Lewis Bryce is the founder of The Strength Athlete and is a world-class elite-level powerlifter in the IPF. Bryce competes in the -105 kg class, winning USAPL Raw Nationals in both 2016 and 2017, as well as winning silver at the IPF World Championships in Minsk in 2017. Through his success as an elite lifter, Bryce’s dream is to pass on his knowledge and skills through The Strength … Read More

SPP #13: Ben Esgro & Jason Tremblay – Shifting the Curve & Success Through Collaborative Coaching

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSSShare this episode on Facebook Episode 13: Jason Tremblay (The Strength Guys) and Ben Esgro (De Novo Nutrition) are on the show to discuss their recent success co-coaching elite level lifters such as Taylor Atwood and Sean Moser to big wins, and the underlying philosophies behind their programming and coaching interactions. Listen/Subscribe on iTunes (iOS) Listen/Subscribe on Stitcher Get podcast RSS feed Guest Bio Jason Tremblay   Jason is the co-founder of The Strength Guys, a company providing elite-level coaching services to drug-free powerlifters, bodybuilders and competitive athletes. Ben Esgro … Read More

SPP #12: Avi Silverberg: Assessing, Monitoring & Modifying for Continued Progress

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSSShare this episode on Facebook Episode 12: Canadian powerlifter and coach Avi Silverberg is on the show to discuss tracking metrics and monitoring training. Listen/Subscribe on iTunes (iOS) Listen/Subscribe on Stitcher Get podcast RSS feed Guest Bio Avi Silverberg Avi Silverberg is a 3-time World Team athlete, bronze medalist at the 2010 World Bench Press Championships, two-time Overall National Bench Press Champion, National Bench Press Record Holder, and member of the Canadian Powerlifting Union Hall of Fame. Avi’s coaching resume includes being named three times as the Head … Read More

SNR #212: Mike Zourdos, PhD – Drop Sets, Cardio for Lifters & Understanding Research as Conceptual

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSSSubscribe to MASS (Monthly Applications in Strength Sport) Episode 212: Dr. Mike Zourdos of Florida Atlantic University breaks down two recent strength training-related research papers. How to Listen Listen on Spotify Listen on iTunes (iOS) Listen on Stitcher Get podcast RSS feed Click Here to Get Podcast Transcripts Guest Bio Mike Zourdos, PhD Michael (Mike) C. Zourdos, Ph.D, CSCS: Mike is an Assistant Professor in Exercise Science at Florida Atlantic University with a specialization in strength and conditioning and skeletal muscle physiology. He earned his Ph.D. … Read More

SNR #204: Greg Nuckols – Research Breakdown: Concurrent Training & Fat Free Mass Index

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSSClick here to subscribe to MASS Episode 204: Greg Nuckols is on the show to review two recent research papers; one looking at concurrent training and the interference effect, and the other looking at the fat-free mass index in athletes. Get the podcast on iTunes (iOS) Get the podcast on Stitcher (Android app) Get podcast RSS feed Click Here to Get Podcast Transcripts Guest Bio Greg Nuckols Greg Nuckols is the founder of StrongerByScience.com, a website that provides comprehensive information about how to get stronger and … Read More

SNR #203: Arthur Lynch – FFM for Strength & HMB vs. Leucine

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSSEpisode 203: Arthur Lynch, PhD candidate at the University of Limerick, is on the show to break down two important research papers. Get the podcast on iTunes (iOS) Get the podcast on Stitcher (Android app) Get podcast RSS feed Click Here to Get Podcast Transcripts Guest Bio Arthur Lynch, PhD Candidate Arthur is an exercise physiology PhD researcher and international-level competitive lifter in the IPF. He is head powerlifting coach at Sigma Nutrition. His current research is based on HMB supplementation and anabolism. Research Papers … Read More

SNR #190: Mike Israetel, PhD – Nutrition Considerations for the Strength Athlete

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSSShare this episode on Facebook Episode 190: Mike Israetel, PhD discusses the relative importance of carbohydrates for strength athletes, planning nutrition periodization for strength athletes and how to structure mesocycles for strength gain. Get the podcast on iTunes (iOS) Get the podcast on Stitcher (Android app) Get podcast RSS feed Click Here to Get Podcast Transcripts Guest Bio Mike Israetel, PhD Mike Israetel is currently a professor of Exercise Science at Temple University in Philadelphia, as well consulting nutritional and training for elite strength and combat … Read More

SNR #187: Katie Anne Rutherford – The Importance of Perspective in Chasing Strength & Physique Goals

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSSShare this episode on Facebook Episode 187: Katie Anne Rutherford is on the show to discuss her journey in competing in various sports, lessons learned along the way and the importance of perspective in our athletic pursuits. Get the podcast on iTunes (iOS) Get the podcast on Stitcher (Android app) Get podcast RSS feed Click Here to Get Podcast Transcripts Guest Bio Katie Anne Rutherford Katie Anne started her initial athletic endeavours in high school; running track and cross country before transitioning into bodybuilding while attending college … Read More

SPP #10: Dr. Rori Alter: Physical Therapy Issues for Powerlifters: Mobility, Prehab & Technique

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSSShare this episode on Facebook Episode 10: Physical therapist and USAPL lifter Dr. Rori Alter is on to talk all things physical therapy for powerlifters. Listen/Subscribe on iTunes (iOS) Listen/Subscribe on Stitcher Get podcast RSS feed Guest Bio Dr. Rori Alter Rori Alter is the founder of Progressive Rehab & Strength. She is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), as well as being a competitive powerlifter herself. Competitive Athlete Rori holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Health … Read More

SPP #9: Greg Nuckols – Strength Training Response of “Non-Responders” & Rates of Progress

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSSShare this episode on Facebook Episode 9: Greg Nuckols of StrongerByScience.com is on the show to discuss non-responders to training in studies, the role of genetics and the long-term potential for strength. Listen/Subscribe on iTunes (iOS) Listen/Subscribe on Stitcher Get podcast RSS feed Guest Bio Greg Nuckols Greg Nuckols is the founder of  StrongerByScience.com, a website that provides comprehensive information about how to get stronger and more jacked. Greg has over a decade of experience under the bar, and a BS in Exercise and Sports Science. He’s held … Read More

SPP #8: Jason Tremblay – Load Management & Long-term Lifter Development

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSSShare this episode on Facebook Episode 8: Jason Tremblay of The Strength Guys is on the show to discuss internal and external load management and the long-term view of lifter development. Listen/Subscribe on iTunes (iOS) Listen/Subscribe on Stitcher Get podcast RSS feed Guest Bio Jason Tremblay Jason is the co-founder of The Strength Guys, where he coaches a number of high level lifters, including Taylor Atwood. In This Episode We Discuss: Focusing on the long-term development of a lifter The sequencing of training at the micro, meso and … Read More

SPP #7: LS McClain – Improvement, Lessons Learned & Thoughts on Lifting

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSSShare this episode on Facebook Episode 7: LS McClain Listen/Subscribe on iTunes (iOS) Listen/Subscribe on Stitcher Get podcast RSS feed Guest Bio LS McClain LS McClain competes in the -93kg class in the USAPL, representing the US national team at several world championships over the past number of years. He is part of the team at De Novo Nutrition. Competition History: 2015 IPF Worlds Bronze medalist 2015 NAPF Bench Press Championships 2015 USAPL Raw Nationals 2014 USAPL Raw Nationals Multiple National championships both overall and Bench press Since … Read More

SNR #183: Arthur Lynch & Eoghan McNeill – Sports Psychology in Self-Paced/Closed-Skill Sports

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSSShare this episode on Facebook Episode 183: Sigma coach Arthur Lynch interviews sport psychology PhD researcher Eoghan McNeill of the University of Limerick on applying evidence-based sports psychology techniques to improve performance, particularly in powerlifting and other self-paced/closed skill sports. Get the podcast on iTunes (iOS) Get the podcast on Stitcher (Android app) Get podcast RSS feed Click Here to Get Podcast Transcripts Guest Bio Eoghan McNeill Eoghan is a PhD researcher in the PESS department at the Univeristy of Limerick. Eoghan’s research examines improving performance in … Read More

SPP #6: Eric Helms – Autoregulation Science, Tapering & Deloads

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSSShare this episode on Facebook Episode 6: Eric Helms Listen/Subscribe on iTunes (iOS) Listen/Subscribe on Stitcher Get podcast RSS feed Guest Bio Eric Helms Eric has been involved in the fitness industry since the early 2000’s. For the better part of his career he’s been a coach at 3D Muscle Journey, working with drug free strength and physique competitors at all levels. A competitive athlete himself, he has pro status with the Professional Natural Bodybuilding Association and competes with the IPF at the international level as an unequipped … Read More

SPP #5: Hani Jazayrli- Injuries, Training Specificity & Accessory Work

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSSShare this episode on Facebook Episode 5: Hani Jazayrli of The Strength Athlete is on the show to discuss lessons learned from overcoming injuries, how to view the importance of training specificity and the role of accessory work in powerlifting programming. Listen/Subscribe on iTunes (iOS) Listen/Subscribe on Stitcher Get podcast RSS feed Guest Bio Hani Jazayrli Hani Jazayrli is a competitive & record-holding powerlifter currently competing in the 93kg and 105kg weight class of the USAPL. Hani has been a coach with The Strength Athlete staff since 2014, working with … Read More

SPP #4: Mike Tuchscherer – The Nuances of Volume, Exercise Selection and Progression

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSSShare this episode on Facebook Episode 4: Former IPF world champion, World Games gold medal winner and 8x USAPL National champion, Mike Tuchscherer of Reactive Training Systems is on the show to talk about  Listen/Subscribe on iTunes (iOS) Listen/Subscribe on Stitcher Get podcast RSS feed Guest Bio Mike Tuchscherer Mike Tuchscherer is the founder of Reactive Training Systems. He began powerlifting in 1997 and has been studying athletic training ever since. He quickly became a State record holder in Indiana and Kentucky in High School. And he continued … Read More

SPP #3: Brett Gibbs – Switching Training Approaches, Technique Over-Analysis & Assessing Progress

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSSShare this episode on Facebook Episode 3: Multiple time IPF world champion Brett Gibbs discusses assessing the effectiveness of training blocks, switching training approach, lifter misconceptions and 2017 IPF Worlds in Belarus. Listen/Subscribe on iTunes (iOS) Listen/Subscribe on Stitcher Get podcast RSS feed Guest Bio Brett Gibbs Some of Brett’s achievements include: 2x IPF Raw World Champion 83kg IPF Open World Champion (2015) 83kg IPF Jr World Champion (2014) Best IPF Jr in the World (2014) 2x IPF Jr 83kg World Silver Medalist (2013 & 2014) In … Read More

SPP #2: Matt Gary – Deadlift Programming & Technical Mastery

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Stitcher | RSSShare this episode on Facebook Episode 2: Matt Gary of SSPT and coach of the USAPL National team is on the podcast to discuss training the deadlift, single-rep vs. multiple-rep sets, and technical mastery of the deadlift. Listen/Subscribe on iTunes (iOS) Listen/Subscribe on Stitcher Get podcast RSS feed Guest Bio Matt Gary Matt Gary has been a competitive, drug-free powerlifter for 20 years. His educational background includes a BS in Kinesiological Science from the University of Maryland. In 1995, he was recognized as a Certified Strength & … Read More