Brute Strength’s very own programming guru and Director of Strength & Conditioning, Nick Fowler is interviewed on the show this week. In this epi, ode we’re lifting the hood so you can really get a feel for Brute’s training methodologies, and a look into how we’re getting athletes ready for The Crossfit Games. Whether you’re an aspiring Games athlete or a coach looking to take your athletes to the next level, this episode is for you. We’ll be getting into athlete assessments, creating a program, training for strength vs. training for endurance, and a couple of things to avoid along the way – so get ready!
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Topics of discussion:
[1:00] How Nick Fowler got started with human physiology and programming
[6:04] Educational sources/ recommended books
[11:00] Programming for athletes
[11:55] Assessing an athlete
[15:58] Creating a programming/ Figuring out what you’re training for
[17:15] How building your aerobics base will increase muscle endurance
[18:50] Endurance Pyramid
[19:58] Advice for athletes looking to get stronger
[24:10] “Can you get stronger with metcons?”
[27:14] The RIGHT way too lift heavy
[32:40] Concurrent signals – avoid this!
[36:30] How to gain strength without sacrificing endurance
[44:33] Building a strong gymnastics foundation
[51:43] What you need in order to become a Games athlete
[1:07:05] Quick advice for all coaches
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