Category: athletic performance

The Latest Research on Training to Failure

  Training to “failure” has always been a hot topic in the fitness industry, with many diverging opinions and ideas that can make it hard to clarify how one should approach their training. For this reason, one of the goals of my PhD research is to help elucidate the influence of “proximity-to-failure” on muscle hypertrophy….

The Rep Theory

One of the most frequently asked questions in the fitness industry is: “How many repetitions should I perform for any given exercise?” If you are expecting a simple, straight-forward answer, forget it. Bodybuilding great Mike Mentzer was an advocate of performing one to two well-performed sets to failure for a given exercise, and kept his…

The Importance of Knowing your Clients’ Motivations. Part 2 of 2.

By Andrew Telfer International Educator for upcoming NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist Course We finished part one’s article by introducing the concept of internal and external motivation in clients.  We discussed how some people are motivated by external (extrinsic) factors like fame, parental expectations or money while others are motivated by internal (intrinsic) factors…