As Bryce Lewis, IFP Champion, Drug-Free Powerlifting Coach, and founder of The Strength Athlete, puts it, “The whole relationship between a coach and an athlete is hinged upon success or failure in making the athlete better.” So how can we ensure this relationship will lead to success? On Episode 48 of our Podcast, Bryce Lewis helps us answer this complex question.Read More
Episode 47 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features Neuroscientist, Ph.D Jaime Tartar, Professor at Nova Southeastern University and President of the non-profit, “Society for NeuroSports”.
Jaime joins us to discuss sleep and stress in the context of general health and performance. Jaime begins the show by defending the body’s stress response: “It works perfectly fine”, says Jaime. “Sometimes we come down too hard on stress, the stress response, and cortisol when, in fact, they’re doing what they’re supposed to do.”
What becomes problematic for our health and performance, however, is chronic stress and rumination. Jaime explains how, as with our muscles, we can train the brain to better overcome its inherent negativity bias—one that kept our ancient ancestors alive, but that can potentially have a negative affect on our modern lives.Read More
Episode 46 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features Phd of Human Movement Sciences and Stronger by Science Director of Education, Eric Trexler.
This episode expands upon the topic discussed with prior guest, Jackson Peos: metabolic adaptations to dieting. Eric explains how, when dieting, hormonal changes in the body create increased energy efficiency, increased hunger, and decreased energy expenditure.Read More
Episode 45 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features PhD Candidate Jackson Peos. We welcome Jackson on the show to discuss his latest literature review, titled “Intermittent Dieting: Theoretical Considerations for the Athlete”.Read More
Episode 44 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features John Gilliam, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
John discusses two primary topics on the show. The first topic involves a literature review of abnormal images on MRI in asymptomatic subjects. Simply speaking, he talks about how someone can get a picture that looks bad, but whose function is great.Read More
We’re joined by Dr. Andy Galpin in Episode 43 of the Strength Ratio Podcast. Andy, who holds a PhD in human bioenergetics, is the founder and director of the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Laboratory at California State University, Fullerton. He is also the author of “Unplugged”, which educates readers how to “evolve from technology to upgrade your fitness, performance, & consciousness”.Read More
Alex Harrison, Science Consultant of Renaissance Periodization, joins us again to discuss Concurrent Training. Alex references the graph below, from the symposium review “Concurrent exercise training: do opposites distract?” by Coffey and Hawley, to explain the interference effect for both trained, and untrained populations.Read More
James Hoffmann, consultant for Renaissance Periodization, joins us again to discuss the volume landmarks of training. In Episode 31, James discussed the volume landmarks in the context of field sports and CrossFit. In this episode, however, James focuses on recoverable abilities for hypertrophy, power, and strength.Read More
Episode 40 welcomes Eric Helms, PhD in Strength and Conditioning and author/coach for 3D Muscle Journey.Read More
Episode 38 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features Coach Max Aita, who has spent nearly two decades in both Weightlifting and Powerlifting. Max has produced numerous senior national medalists in Weightlifting, as well as world record holders in Powerlifting.Read More
Mike Molloy, owner of M2 Performance Nutrition, joins us for Episode 37 of the Strength Ratio Podcast.
Mike, who has worked as a nutrition coach for nearly a decade, explains how his one-on-one coaching has evolved from writing macro prescriptions, alone, to now involving lifestyle and behavioral coaching to better address the psycho-social influences of dieting.Read More
Episode 36 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features World Championships Silver Medalist, Mattie Rogers, and her coach, Danny Camargo, who’s earned Level 5 Senior International Distinction.Read More
In Episode 35 of the Strength Ratio Podcast, Zach & Kyle review the major talking points of the latest five episodes. The topics discussed in this episode include the gut microbiome, athlete monitoring, and the relative frequency of high versus low intensity exercise in a concurrent training plan.Read More
Episode 34 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features yet another team member of Renaissance Periodization, Alex Harrison. Alex received his Ph.D in Sports Performance from East Tennessee State University.Read More
Episode 33 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features another team member of Renaissance Periodization, Jacob Reed. Alongside his peers, Dr. James Hoffmann (Episode 31) and Dr. Mike Israetel (Episode 18), Jacob received his Ph.D in Sports Performance from East Tennessee State University.Read More
Jeff Nichols, former Navy Seal and Strength & Conditioning coach of roughly twenty years, joins us to discuss his shared views on sustainable training as well as process-based perspectives and mental toughness.Read More
James Hoffmann, who holds a PhD in Sports Physiology, is a consultant for Renaissance Periodization. Jame's contributions to the field of exercise science have had a notable impact on our education in, and programming for, sports performance.Read More
Episode 30 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features Dr. Gabrielle Fundaro, PhD in Human Nutrition and nutrition coach for Renaissance Periodization, who joins us to discuss digestive health and the gut microbiome.Read More
In Episode 29 of the Strength Ratio Podcast, we discuss how you can both qualitatively and quantitively measure performance over time so as to gauge the effectiveness of your training. We also offer practical programming benchmarks for weightlifters, powerlifters and Crossfitters in the context of a competitive macrocycle.Read More