What is Strength Training?
Strength training is a type of physical exercise specializing in the use of resistance to induce muscular contraction which builds the strength, anaerobic endurance, and size of skeletal muscles.
Strength Training commonly uses the technique of progressively adding resistance over time to which your body adapts by increasing strength and muscle. This is achieve through a variety of exercises, technique, protocols and equipment to target specific movements or muscle groups.
Who Uses It?
Sports where strength training is central are bodybuilding, weightlifting, powerlifting, strongman, Highland games, shot put, discus throw, and javelin throw. Many other sports use strength training as part of their training regimen, notably , wrestling, track and field, rowing, lacrosse, basketball, hockey and football. These athletes are the standard for physique, performance and conditioning. So why aren’t people using strength training for there own physique and performance goals.
About Muscle Nerd Methods
A lot of our training is a variation of Power Hypertrophy Adaptive Training. This programming is unique in that it involves the combination of powerlifting and bodybuilding training with a very scientific approach. The details change as they’re customized to the individual but the principle remains the same.
If you are new to the scene, powerlifters are often regarded as using lower reps and higher weight in their workouts to mostly gain strength whereas bodybuilders strive for mass using a higher rep and less weight approach in comparison to powerlifters. Well you can pretty much use common sense when thinking of the possible outcomes from using both powerlifting and bodybuilding approaches to training – at the same time!
Typically when one is training for strength, they will inevitably need to gain mass once they hit a wall. That is just fact. They will someday reach a plateau where they can no longer get any stronger without adding some more muscle to help with the motion. The opposite holds true too: the bodybuilder will eventually need more strength to add more mass to their body. P.H.A.T. hopes to aid with this…
So in conclusion: Strength and Mass are directly proportional. (To a degree)
So one can draw the conclusion that by putting the two types of training together, for mass and for strength, the outcomes can be very impressive. Does P.H.A.T. really work? Can we really train for strength and mass to boost our overall results and accelerate to new heights we never thought possible? There’s only one way to find out.
Why Use a Strength Coach?
While Muscle Nerd’s Strength Coaching service might outwardly resemble Personal Training, it is unlike any Personal Training you will experience anywhere.
Strength Coaching teaches you how to achieve specific, measured and material training outcomes beyond anything you would have been capable of achieving otherwise. It teaches control over every aspect of the physical, mental and emotional requirements of pushing your body to the limit of its physical capacity, safely and consistently, every time you train.
Strength Coaching is the most objective way to train for radical fat loss and muscle growth. Body composition changes occur so quickly that we need to measure the significant changes every week in order to make diet and program adjustments! And regardless of whether you do 1 session or 1 year of Strength Coaching, for the rest of your life you will train better. Ultimately you will become able to control and transform your body to an extent that Personal Trainers consider impossible.
There is no difference between body recompositioning exercises, strength training and powerlifting programming. It is all measured and planned. Again, everything has a purpose to achieve a specific body outcome. Having a strength goal paralleled with muscularity goals gives us an objective goal to achieve allowing me to quantify our training. This training is structured to work synergistically with the sports nutrition program for ultimate fat loss and muscularity. If you want to learn more about coaching with me read more here…
My training programs are a custom prescription of every weight to lift on every exercise to achieve your body composition and strength goal. I measure your strength with every exercise and I measure your body composition changes periodically to make regular, evidence based adjustments. It’s the only objective and foolproof way of ensuring maximal, continued body change.
Before I create your training program we measure your body composition and do a strength test. I then calculate exactly what training outcomes you need to achieve with every exercise to achieve the exact strength and body composition you desire. I do this by setting you multiple goals with every rep and weight on every exercise at every workout. Such progress is achieved by training only 2-4 days per week with limited volumes of work (though there are exceptions). I also block my training in 4 week periods to allow constant review and variation. Variation helps with continual changes as well as achieving the specific, purposeful outcome which particular blocks of training might provide. Recomp Specialists, such as myself are the only people in the World who do this.