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Episode 29: Markers of Performance

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.

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Episode 27: A Three Year Reflection - What We've Learned Most

In April, we celebrated our third year anniversary as a company! Therefore, in Episode 27, we identify how, and why, our major training philosophies have changed in this time. We also acknowledge the individuals in the field who've had the greatest impact on our growth. We discuss, most notably, our evolved stance on exercise selection, exercise correlation, and muscular imbalances.

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Episode 24: Interview with Greg Nuckols

Although the field of Sports Science is relatively young, and despite the inherent limitations in studying human performance, we have many Ph.D.'s to thank for our best current evidence. There’s Brad Schoenfeld, Mike Israetel, Eric Helms, Alan Aragon, and Greg Nuck — Wait,  Greg Nuckols doesn’t have a Ph.D.?

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Episode 22: Power & Speed Development

In episode twenty-two of the Strength Ratio Podcast, Dr. Eric Sobolewski, aka "Professor of Swole Sciences", joins us to discuss both power and speed. Eric begins by defining these fitness characteristics before clarifying their subtle, but distinct differences. The podcast then offers practical examples of how to train power and speed, and how this fits into our own ABC Training Model.

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Episode 21: Thoughts on Muscular Symmetry

In episode twenty-one of the Strength Ratio Podcast, we discuss muscular symmetry for strength sports, fitness sports, and endurance sports. We first reference science-based literature on the topic, which is currently inconclusive in finding correlations between symmetry and a decreased probability of injury. In doing so, our hope is to reduce fear around asymmetry, especially when it is subtle. In his article, "How Important is Muscular Symmetry for Strength Sports?" author Greg Nuckols states, "our bodies aren't symmetrical, so we don't lift things symmetrically." 

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Episode 20: Programming Techniques (Straight Sets, Cluster Sets, Rest-Pause Sets, and Supersets)

In episode twenty of the Strength Ratio Podcast, we explore how you can tailor your rep schemes to best suite your goals, schedule, and enjoyment. More specifically, we analyze the latest literature behind straight sets, cluster sets, rest-pause sets, and supersets. This episode will teach you why each of these rep schemes are effective, how to best apply them for a desired adaptation, and how to train them in the context of a larger periodized plan.

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Episode 18: Interview with Dr. Mike Israetel - Practical Sports Science Application & Maximum Recoverable Volume

In episode eighteen of the Strength Ratio Podcast, we’re joined by Dr. Mike Israetel, Head Science Consultant of Renaissance Periodization. Mike's body of work, along with the help of his colleagues at Renaissance Periodization, has had a tremendous impact on our ability to help athletes resolve pain, return to play, and optimize performance.

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