We’re joined by Dr. Andy Galpin in Episode 43 of the Strength Ratio Podcast. Andy, who holds a PhD in human bioenergetics, is the founder and director of the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Laboratory at California State University, Fullerton. He is also the author of “Unplugged”, which educates readers how to “evolve from technology to upgrade your fitness, performance, & consciousness”.Read More
Episode 39 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features acclaimed powerlifter and coach, Mike Tuchscherer. Mike is also the founder of Reactive Training Systems (RTS). Reactive Training Systems is an online coaching, programming, and content provider for powerlifters.
This podcast is centered around RTS’s hallmark training methodology, which Mike has coined, “Emerging Strategies”. Emerging Strategies (ES) was created in response to the inherent limitations behind periodization theory, as well as to the individual response to training.Read More
Episode 38 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features Coach Max Aita, who has spent nearly two decades in both Weightlifting and Powerlifting. Max has produced numerous senior national medalists in Weightlifting, as well as world record holders in Powerlifting.
We first learn how Max’s coaches, including Steve Gough (USA), Ivan Abadjiev (BUL), and Boris Sheiko (RUS), shaped Max’s current training systems.
Next, Max discusses the relationship between weightlifting specific technique and weightlifting specific strength.Read More
Episode 33 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features another team member of Renaissance Periodization, Jacob Reed. Alongside his peers, Dr. James Hoffmann (Episode 31) and Dr. Mike Israetel (Episode 18), Jacob received his Ph.D in Sports Performance from East Tennessee State University.
In this episode, Jacob joins us to discuss athlete monitoring. Like the App Store, Jacob creates a list of the “Top Paid” and the “Top Free” ways to monitor progress and biofeedback. This list includes an evaluation…Read More
Episode 30 of the Strength Ratio Podcast features Dr. Gabrielle Fundaro, PhD in Human Nutrition and nutrition coach for Renaissance Periodization, who joins us to discuss digestive health and the gut microbiome.
Gabrielle first discusses digestive physiology to explain nutrient absorption and bacterial diversity. Next, she makes clear the influence that diet has on our gut and what considerations this may have for both a healthy diet and for athletic performance.Read More
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.
Lastly, we provide metrics you can use to increase the efficacy of a nutritional plan across body composition goals.Read More
In Episode 25 of the Strength Ratio Podcast, Dr. Sobolewski joins us to discuss considerations for both quantity and quality of food for sports performance.
Nutrition can seem overwhelming. That’s why Dr. Sobo takes an academic, yet straightforward approach. He begins by speaking about how the quantity of food an individual should eat is dictated by their energy expenditure. He provides more information about how one can easily determine a starting point for their expenditure. He provides more information…Read More
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.
Lastly, Eric shares insight as for how to train power during volume training phases. This information will be of tremendous value to sport of fitness and to endurance athletes.Read More
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.
Mike first answers how his advanced education in Exercise Physiology, under the counsel of acclaimed…Read More
In episode seventeen of the Strength Ratio Podcast, we’re joined again by Alex Viada of Complete Human Performance. Alex is back to discuss athlete development using a concurrent training model.
This episode first highlights the development of an intermediate to advanced level endurance athlete, who, as a novice to weight training, begins training both endurance and strength concurrently. Alex details his methodology for introducing this particular athlete…Read More
In episode sixteen of the Strength Ratio Podcast, we’re joined by Dimitri Tsoumpas. Dimitri attended Weber State University as an offensive lineman, earning Second Team Big Sky accolades in his senior season. After graduating with a bachelors in Human Performance, he was drafted second overall in the 2008 Canadian Football League. Dimitri excelled in the "CFL", where he was nominated as rookie of the year, and also won a championship title. Dimitri even signed an NFL contract with the Miami Dolphins…Read More
In this podcast, we discuss foundational biomechanics across squatting, hip-hinging, pushing and pulling exercises to improve both safety and performance. We also provide context around commonly used cues to clarify misconceptions, and that allow you to focus on the most important aspects of sound technique.Read More
In this podcast, we share how we program for both strength and conditioning, concurrently. Our ABC Model creates a framework of exercise selection and exercise intensities that help our athletes improve performance, and regulate fatigue over time. Grab a pen and paper for this one; you may want to take notes!
Make sure to send us any questions you have through Instagram (strengthratio) or Facebook (Strength Ratio LLC).Read More
In this episode, we highlight the origins, theory, and distinct training phases of periodization for strength adaptations, as it was popularized in Soviet Russia. In doing so, we provide context for whom, and for how long, this traditional model may work.
We then discuss how one can blend the general characteristics of periodization simultaneously, including general physical preparedness, hypertrophy, strength, power and taper…Read More
In this episode, we discuss our training recommendations for the Masters Athlete, explore what happens to our training-related physiology as we age, and propose actionable feedback to help you sustain health and performance into your golden years! Make sure to send us any questions you have through Instagram (strengthratio) or Facebook (Strength Ratio LLC).Read More