As this podcast has grown in popularity, I have learnt that many of you are personal trainers who are both passionate about evidence-based exercise and growing your business. This interview is for you.
Luke Carlson is CEO and Founder of Discover Strength, a successful evidence-based training organisation in the US. He is a practitioner, speaker, and author on strength training and science-based exercise programs.
Luke is an American College of Sports Medicine certified Health and Fitness Specialist (HFS) and holds the unique distinction of being an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist (CES). Luke earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and a Master of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Exercise Physiology from the University of Minnesota.
After Luke reveals his top secrets for success in the health and fitness business, we shift gears back into exercise science to understand the Discover Strength exercise protocol and Luke’s personal exercise regime, which has an interesting twist!
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What does Kinesiology mean in the context of Luke’s educational background?
How and why did Luke start Discover Strength
Luke Carlson’s secrets in business success and the importance of focus
What business KPIs should you track?
Discover Strength’s sales process and the power of the free introductory workout
Why do most health and fitness businesses fail?
How does Discover Strength motivate people to participate in high intensity strength training?
Discover Strength’s workout protocol (in-depth)
What makes Discover Strength different?
The importance in providing clients with the right level of intensity
How to address the exercise requirements of senior citizens
Forced Reps vs Unassisted MMF (momentary muscular failure)
How to prevent overtraining
What are some of the problems with High Intensity Training?
Why Discover Strength don’t put a lot of focus on nutrition
Luke Carlson’s exercise regime
How does Luke prepare for marathons
How is marathon running detrimental to skeletal and cardiovascular health?
Luke’s top strength training tips
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