Episode 31: James Hoffmann on Volume Landmarks for Sport

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.

In Episode 31, James joins us to discuss volume landmarks of training in the context of field sports and of CrossFit. When training multiple fitness characteristics concurrently, the volume landmarks can be used to inform an athlete's unique needs analysis for better inter-individual variation.

In simpler terms, training becomes significantly more effective when one can identify a) what to improve upon most and b) how much recoverable work it takes to improve it.

James also discusses the efficacy of active recovery modalities such as foam rolling, massage, and stretching.

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