Volume and Intensity: 4 examples to help you make freak athletes and fat loss clients

Volume and Intensity

How do you program an athlete to get stronger? How do you build work capacity? You carefully construct their training volume and intensity.

Volume is the amount of sets and reps you do in a workout. For example, increasing volume means doing more sets or more reps.

Intensity is the amount of force required for a lift. For example, increasing intensity means using more weight or moving it faster.

In this video, Mike takes you through this foundational topic of programming.

  • How do you measure volume and intensity?
  • What do velocity have to do with it?
  • How might you manipulate volume and intensity for a new, untrained client?
  • What happens to volume as intensity ramps up over a month?
  • How might you manipulate volume and intensity within a single week of training?
  • How might you manipulate volume and intensity between multiple weeks of training?

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Anatomy Study Tips: An example study set up for learning anatomy

Anatomy Study Tips

This video is for the people who have started to learn anatomy, but are looking for a way to fine-tune their study set up.

This is just an example of how I’ve evolved since beginning to learn anatomy.

For a list of all the tools I use, I’ve made a list in PDF format.

I believe it’s important to add that no amount of colored pens will make you smarter. It takes a lot of hard work and social isolation. Think through your anatomy during your workouts. Practice palpating on a friend. You’ve got to put it into action.

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How to Give Unpleasant Feedback

How to Give Unpleasant Feedback

We often dread giving negative feedback because we want to be liked. In this unorthodox “case study,” Jae discusses how we give our interns negative feedback. Here’s what works for us in shaping our baby interns from terrible coaches into less-terrible coaches over the course of their 16-week stay with us.

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Auditory Influences on Joint Mobility

Unconscious behavior can tell you a lot about what a person is going through.

For someone like IFASTU coach Brandon Brown, the sensory input sent to his auditory cortex drives his motor outputs. His behavior is biased.