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Foundational Training Series: Your Guide to Optimal Muscle Growth

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calendar-iconDecember 26, 2018

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Foundational Training Series
Training

Finding your perfect training plan is essential to any fitness plan. Training provides a stimulus to your body so it can grow stronger, and there are many factors within a training plan that effect just how much your body can evolve.

This series will review the key concepts and foundational principles that need to be considered when devising a training regimen. We will focus on two of the most common goals in fitness: muscle growth and fat loss.

Some topics that will be covered in this series include:

  1. Understanding muscle growth
  2. The importance of progressive overload
  3. Finding your training age, and how it affects your muscle growth
  4. The "Big 3" of a training program: intensity, volume, and frequency
  5. How to choose the right exercises
  6. How to order your exercises for optimal performance
  7. How to perform exercises for maximum muscle growth
  8. How to periodize your training regimen to avoid stalls in progress
  9. The importance of rest and recovery in your training plan

Each part of this series will base it’s content on clinical studies (read: no bro science!), providing you with information that is well supported and thoroughly tested.

Be sure to also check out our Nutrition and Sleep foundational series, since training is just one factor in an optimal fitness plan!

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Date Created: December 26, 2018

Last Updated: April 2, 2020