What are the best ways to help your HIT studio clients get through training plateaus when nothing else seems to be working?
Luke Carlson and James Fisher, Ph.D. join us to take a deep dive into what really matters for busting through any strength training ruts — we look into what you should know and what you need to understand in order to optimize your clients’ results when they inevitably hit their plateaus.
Luke is the CEO of HIT juggernaut Discover Strength, a massively successful High-Intensity Training brand with multiple locations in the United States. James is a respected Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow for Sports Conditioning and Fitness, and he holds a Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Bath and is an Associate Professor of Sports Conditioning and Fitness at Southampton Solent University in the UK.
This episode is a deep dive into how High-Intensity Training studios can maximize their clients’ results through advanced resistance training techniques. Luke and James discuss what factors you need to consider and optimize. They also touch on the importance of variation, including changing the speed of movement. Whether you’re a HIT studio owner or a personal trainer looking to improve your clients’ results, you won’t want to miss this episode!
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- 02:55 – What do you really need to know if you – or your personal training client – hits a plateau?
- 08:26 – If strength training plateaus are inevitable, what factors can you optimize to continue progressing?
- 11:43 – Keys for progressing beyond strength training plateaus
- 15:39 – Optimizing rest and recovery and understanding your individualized variables
- 25:03 – High-Intensity Training and understanding how stress and lack of sleep affects recovery
- 28:56 – How stress affects hormones, muscle growth, and exercise performance and what you can do about it
- 33:18 – Understanding intensity, volume, and variation for resistance training, and practical applications
- 38:24 – Understanding the limitations of current available research and what you should know
- 42:04 – The usefulness of split routines and the best way to increase stimulus
- 48:32 – How to talk to personal training clients about strength training plateaus and breaking out of them