(#136) Dr. Mike Israetel, co-author of Scientific Principles of Strength Training, is this week’s podcast guest.
Dr. Mike Israetel is a true “strength scientist,” athlete, and one of the most brilliant minds in the fitness industry.
He co-authored an AMAZING new book that is a “must have” for the serious strength athlete – Scientific Principles of Strength Training
Mike is a college professor in Exercise Science and has coached many athletes including powerlifters, weightlifters, bodybuilders, and others to maximize training and nutrition benefits.
His athletic background is that of a completive powerlifter, bodybuilder, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappler, as you’ll hear about in this interview.
This is an awesome session and a huge honor to have Dr. Israetel join me this week – I’d take out the notepad for this one.
Here’s what you’ll learn about this week:
- What frustrates him the MOST in the fitness industry
- His story about how he got started in strength training
- What he does for “cardio” to burn massive calories
- What his current approach is to strength training
- His first experience with “leg training”
- What his “active recovery” phase looks like – and WHY this is important
- How often an active recovery phase should be implemented
- Why the NEW book “Scientific Principles of Strength Training” is different from others
- Who the new book is written for
- The amazing process of writing this book
- Why the book is NOT just for Powerlifters
- What the unique benefit of the book is
- MRV – Maximum Recoverable Volume – what is it and how do we use it?
- The major problem with “programming”
- Key advice for program selection
- Why it’s important to finish programs!!!
- Strength and work capacity – understanding this relationship
- A quick discussion on the “carb” debate – thoughts on low carbs and high performance training
- An overview of the Renaissance Diet – what exactly is it?
- The major priorities of the Renaissance Diet and why it works
- What his interview with Konstantin Konstantinovs (powerlifting champion) was really like
- Who had the greatest influence on his career
- What was the turning point when he realized he was a “scientist”
- The simple advice he’d give to his “younger” self
- Where you can find Dr. Israetel to learn more
- And, great closing advice…
“Results do occur, but they occur slowly, steadily, and with plenty of hard work and attention to detail.” – Dr. Mike Israetel
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