The Science of Size - Training for Hypertrophy and Strength
What you'll learn
- Students learn the physiology and practice behind hypertrophy training (bodybuilding)
- Students learn students learn various methods of programming for hyprotrophy and strength
- Students learn the application behind chains and bands
- You will learn how to program periodized training sessions to meet these goals
- You will learn how muscle fibers adapt to training methods
- Students will learn how muscle fiber recruitment works
- Have an understanding of basic anatomy and physiology
- Must be willing to accept new or different concepts
- Having developed exercise plans is a plus, but not necessary
- A basic understanding of exercise physiology
This course is focused on understanding muscle fiber recruitment, mechanical loading, and programming for gains.
There are many things that come to mind when you think of bodybuilding. Typically you thinks of the massive people on stage with very little body fat. Many people avoid training for hypertrophy because they don't want to look like a freak beast. Lets not get ahead of ourselves. There are many benefits of hypertrophy training that help people of all ages.
Your workout plans have to be organized and progressive! This gives the Individual security and confidence in the trainers abilities. When you are organized and have a thought out plan, the explanation and workout session will flow. This will lead to clients making progress and resigning training agreements.
My programming and exercise selection follow a few principles of lifting including: the overload principal, the principal of specificity, and the F.I.T.T. principle. This helps us stay organized and focused when creating goals and programming the get the best results.
I use science back information and list many of the resources at the end of the article. The infographs are a great blend of visual and written material.
Comes with several workout plans that can be customized to anyone!
First, lets take a look at what happens in the body to build muscle. The physiology is fascinating!
To start - Muscle fibers adapt and hybrid fibers change characteristics
Muscle fiber recruitment
Then we will talk about the steps you need to take when programming for yourself or your clients.
How to make plans specific to people and goals
A progressive plan is a game changer
We will program several different workouts for hypertrophy. Covering different methods of structuring a periodized plan.
Different workout splits
How to program effective drop sets
I will also talk about the benefits of training accessories such as, bands and chains.
How these effect motor unit thresholds
When to use them
This course will be a mix of video lectures with written material and example workout plans to reinforce the message. I will have downloadable and external resources as well.
Also, see your instructor in action... there will be a few videos of myself performing Overloading Techniques; using bands, performing a drop-set, and partial range of motion lifts (half-squat and rack-pull).
I strongly believe in the material I present. Using this knowledge I have led many clients to achieve their goals, students to being successful trainers, and myself to victory in many of my strongman competitions.
Who this course is for:
- Personal trainers that want to expand their knowledge base
- Strength coaches that want to maximize training effectiveness
- Athletes who want to improve performance
- Anyone that wants to improve in the gym
- Anyone that want to learn the science behind lifting for size
My passion for fitness started with sports as a kid. I played baseball all through high school, it was at that time when I realized health and fitness was part of my life forever. I received an Associates degree in Exercise Science in 2009 and started training people. I quickly realized that was to be my career path, and went back to school to get my bachelors degree.
I graduated from Missouri Baptist University in 2013 with my Bachelors of Science, Health Science.
4 years college instructor at Vatterott College in the Personal Fitness Training program, and have taught many excellent students.
NASM personal trainer certified
NSAC, CSCS Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist.
10 years total personal/strength training experience
I have competed in strongman contests since 2012 and was a nationals qualifier in 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
I have successfully trained countless people in my career as a trainer and coach. I can honestly say I love every minute of it.