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Jul 31, 2017

Nick Fowler, Director of Strength & Conditioning, covers the fundamental basics of building strength (@thenickfowler). With the 2017 Games only a few days away, we’ll be focusing on all the things you need to know to help you plan for next year. Whether you’re a Games athlete just trying to make it to Regionals, or if The Open is your entire season, we go over the fundamentals of building strength.  This episode is all about making sure you are doing the right things to build out your program, what your body actually needs, and how Nick has structured Jacob Heppner’s last 8 weeks. Enjoy the show!

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Topics of discussion:

[0:44] Preparing for the 2017 CrossFit Games

[3:20] First conversation with Jacob Heppner

[5:21] Writing a strength program 101

[12:39] Looking at energy systems

[14:55] Neuromuscular Efficiency (NME) testing

[20:54] Creating different types of strength

[25:04] Resources for strength training

[29:34] What needs to be present in all programming

[34:50] Cannibalizing programs

[38:01] Training the characteristics

[41:48] What to keep in mind when training

[48:41] How Jacob Heppner has PR’ed all month

[54:29] The benefit of a longer off-season

[58:05] Working your weaknesses year round

[1:02:21] Looking back at last year’s CrossFit Games

[1:03:42] How you can keep strength building simple

Links:

The Poliquin Principles

Supertraining – Mel Siff

Practical Programming for Strength Training

T-Nation

The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday

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