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Mar 7, 2018

Dr. Mike Israetel is co-founder and Head Science Consultant at Renaissance Periodization, a company dedicated to providing competitive and non-competitive athletes with scientifically backed methods of improving performance and altering body composition.

Dr. Israetel has a PhD in Sport Physiology and has taught Exercise and Sport Science. He has also coached numerous powerlifters, weightlifters, bodybuilders, and other individuals in both diet and weight training, including consulting on sports nutrition to the U.S. Olympic Training Site in Johnson City, TN.

In this episode, we dive into why you shouldn’t be overly enthusiastic about your training program, maximum recoverable volume, what it takes to be a strength & conditioning coach, and much more.

-Mike, Doug and Anders


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