James Fisher has a degree in Sports Science and a Masters in Exercise Physiology. He’s worked with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), GB Goalball players, GB Wheelchair basketball players, international track and field athletes, and professional footballers.
James is considered one of the world’s top experts in strength and conditioning, and sport psychology. In the last three years, he has helped publish nine studies on exercise, some of which have been picked up by the mainstream media including Men’s Health and Muscular Development.
James was a joy to chat with and shared some awesome insights into how to get the most out of evidence-based resistance training. Towards the end of the interview, we get into sport specific skill training, and how to train most effectively and efficiently to optimise performance in sport.
If you are doing HIT once per week, and you’re a weekend warrior (playing your favourite sport on the weekend – like me) this is definitely for you.
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The problems with “High Intensity Training”
An exploration of “Evidence-Based Resistance Training Recommendations”
How to track and make progress effectively
Single Sets vs Multiple Sets
The challenge in producing solid research
How long does it take for muscle and strength to decline following a break from resistance training?
James’s views on Tim Ferriss’s Occam’s Protocol (or Geek to Freak)
What is James’s views on playing sports for recreation?
James’s training regimen
Is there is no such thing as a non-responder to resistance training
James’s 80/20 diet
How to optimise training for competitive sport and why cross-training is counter productive
The importance of self-experimentation for both diet and exercise
Body by Science: A Research Based Program to Get the Results You Want in 12 Minutes a Week by Dr Doug McGuff and John R. Little
Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health by Gary Taubes
The 4-Hour Body: An uncommon guide to rapid fat-loss, incredible sex and becoming superhuman by Tim Ferriss
The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss
The Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey
Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice by Matthew Syed
The Talent Code: Greatness isn’t born. It’s grown by Daniel Coyle
Motor Control and learning by Richard Schmidt
Motor Learning and Performance by Richard Schmidt
The New High-Intensity Training by Dr Ellington Darden
Fat Chance: The Hidden Truth About Sugar, Obesity and Disease by Dr. Robert Lustig
HITuni.com (Simon Shawcross’s Personal Training Services)
Evidence-Based Resistance Training Recommendations
Beware the Meta-Analysis: Is Multiple Set Training Really Better Than Single Set Training for Muscle Hypertrophy?
Rex Conference (previously HIT Resurgence)
Discover Strength (Luke Carlson’s business)
Bulletproof® Upgraded Coffee Beans – 340g + MCT Oil 948ml (DUAL PACK)
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