10 episodes

We'll be investigating the science of resistance training. Our goal is to dive into the contextual considerations needed to individualize fitness and practically apply the available evidence to upgrade your training journey.

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We'll be investigating the science of resistance training. Our goal is to dive into the contextual considerations needed to individualize fitness and practically apply the available evidence to upgrade your training journey.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires macOS 11.4 or higher

    #10 Dr Desouza: Are Lengthened Partial Reps Overhyped?

    #10 Dr Desouza: Are Lengthened Partial Reps Overhyped?

    In Part 2 with Dr. De Souza, we get a sneak peak into a study that hasn't been published yet, but contrasting to the "52 weekly set" paper, this one did not find higher volume to be better for hypertrophy.

    In the second hour, we take on the topic of lengthened partials in a bit of a debate format, where Kassem takes on the position to defend the lengthened partials, and finishes with his actual nuanced thoughts on lengthened biased training and training variability.

    • 2 hr 14 min
    #9 Dr. Desouza: Hypertrophy Studies VS Just Smashing Weights

    #9 Dr. Desouza: Hypertrophy Studies VS Just Smashing Weights

    Part 1 of 2 with Dr. Eduardo De Souza whose lab has been doing ton's of studies on volume including the famous 52 weekly sets study.

    We start the discussion with a much needed preface of how confident are we actually in measuring hypertrophy outcomes. Then we progress into the validity of studies on high volume.

    In part 2 we will continue the discussion on volume including discussing some yet to be published work that may surprise you, and we will finish off with a debate on long muscle lengths and lengthened partials.

    This is where your favorite influencers and coaches get their information and inspiration.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    #8 Dr. Eric Helms - Science Communication in the Fitness Industry

    #8 Dr. Eric Helms - Science Communication in the Fitness Industry

    Dr Eric Helms returns for another episode of The N1 Experience. This time exercise science is on the ropes and Kassem challenges Eric to white pill him on the current state of exercise science communication.

    This episode really peels back the curtain on exercise science, and some of the harsh realities consumers face navigating social media and when trying to know who to trust.

    • 2 hr 24 min
    #7 "Stop Blaming Science, Bro" with Dr. Pak

    #7 "Stop Blaming Science, Bro" with Dr. Pak

    Should you trust someone because they have a PhD?
    Real Doctor, Dr. Pak (@dr__pak) is on to defend science and all her glory. I challenge the quality of "science-based" content, and the use of science as a marketing hype by "bad actors".

    What's the difference between a sports scientist and an exercise scientist, and how well do the understand the foundational science for the field or training (anatomy, biomechanics, physics etc).

    As a bonus we also discussed his recent publication "Optimizing Resistance Training Technique to Maximize Muscle Hypertrophy: A Narrative Review". with Dr Milo Wolf, Max Coleman, Ryan Burke, Alec Piñero, Jeff Nippard, and Brad J. Schoenfeld,

    • 2 hr 34 min
    #6 Is Exercise Science KILLING your GAINS? Or "science-based" content creators? with Alexander Bromley

    #6 Is Exercise Science KILLING your GAINS? Or "science-based" content creators? with Alexander Bromley

    Recently Alex published a video titled "Exercise Science is Killing Your Gains"

    This prompted a lot of discussions, one with Dr Pak and Dr Milo Wolf that "went nowhere" - to quote Eric Helms, as well as Eric's own reaction on Iron culture

    Still I think a lot of people, myself included were left wanting to dig deeper into the rise of anti-science sentiments in the fitness community while simultaneously there is more so called "science-based" content popping up than ever.

    So I sat down with Alex, Dr Pak, and Dr Helms for about 2 hours each to peel back the layers on this topic, and at the end I will give you final thoughts. If you are like me and you enjoy these somewhat philosophical conversations about our industry, and how to navigate it and make it better, then you'll get value out of the next hours of discussion.

    • 2 hr 22 min
    #5 Training to Failure Research and Practical Application with Zac Robinson

    #5 Training to Failure Research and Practical Application with Zac Robinson

    Kassem and Zac discuss the recent meta regression and how that compares to the previous meta analysis on training to failure. In the second half, Zac ask Kassem about some of the nuances of exercise selection in regards to training to failure.

    00:03:21 - Summary of the Meta Regression

    00:08:40 - Comparing the Meta Regression to the previous Meta analysis 00:13:12 - Discussing the RIR estimations

    00:21:37 - What are the biggest take aways from the two Metas, and single studies.00:33:26 - The non linear relationship of RIR as you approach momentary failure.

    00:42:50 - Getting into the nuances of exercise selection variables on failure.

    You can find Zac on instagram

    @zac.datadrivenstrength

    • 2 hr 19 min

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