James Fisher PhD (james.fisher @ solent.ac.uk) is a Course Leader and Senior Lecturer for the School of Sport, Health, and Social Sciences at Southampton Solent University in the UK. He is regarded as one of the leading researchers in exercise science, and in particular, resistance training.
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In this week’s podcast, Dr. James Fisher talks about his scientific paper The Strength-Endurance Continuum Revisited: A Critical Commentary of the Recommendation of Different Loading Ranges for Different Muscular Adaptations which challenged the repetition-maximum continuum concept. James explains Thomas DeLorme’s strength-endurance continuum, why heavy load isn’t necessarily the key to hypertrophy, and much more.
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- 3:12 – Genesis of ‘The Strength-Endurance Continuum’ commentary
- 12:02 – DeLorme’s strength-endurance continuum
- 15:10 – Misinterpretations of the strength-endurance continuum
- 19:11 – Thoughts on double progression and progressive overload
- 26:25 – Challenging the repetition-maximum continuum idea
- 39:18 – Support for a repetition-maximum continuum
- 59:42 – Effort and discomfort
- 1:02:59 – Are high-loads necessary for hypertrophy?
- 1:07:45 – Maximal strength and muscular endurance
- 1:14:08 – Feedback & reviews
- 1:21:21 – Impact on exercise programming
Selected Links from the Episode
- The Strength-Endurance Continuum Revisited: A Critical Commentary of the Recommendation of Different Loading Ranges for Different Muscular Adaptations by James Fisher, et al.
- Southampton Solent University
- Evidence-Based Resistance Training Recommendations by James Fisher, et al.
- National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
- Nautilus Machines
- ARX Machines
- Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning by Haff and Triplett
- Optimum Repetitions for the Development of Strength by Richard Berger
- The Effects of Periodization vs. Progressive Resistance Exercise on Upper and Lower Body Strength in Women by Herrick and Stone
- Muscle Hypertrophy in Bodybuilders by Tesch and Larson
- Lore of Running by Timothy Noakes
- Effects of Three Resistance Training Programs on Muscular Strength and Absolute and Relative endurance by Anderson and Kearney
- Strength/Endurance Effects from Three Resistance Training Protocols with Women by Stone and Coulter
- Muscular Adaptations in Response to Three Different Resistance-Training Regimens: Specificity of Repetition Maximum Training Zones by Campos, et al.
- Low-Load Bench Press Training to Fatigue Results in Muscle Hypertrophy Similar to High-Load Bench Press Training by Jeremey Loenneke, et al.
- Muscle, Smoke & Mirrors by Randy Roach
- NFL Combine
- Journal of Trainology