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Nov 1, 2017

Chad Wesley Smith is the owner/founder of Juggernaut Training Systems and one of the most accomplished strength athletes of recent years. With a background in track and field, Smith took his 2 collegiate national championships and continued his success in powerlifting and strongman.

Today we discuss Chad’s 7 Scientific Principles of Strength Training

1. Specificity — Training designed to achieve a particular outcome

2. Overload — Is training stimulating enough to drive neural adaptation? Training must become harder overtime through more volume and more weight.

3. Fatigue management — Your recovery process: Besides deload days and proper nutrition and sleep, should include adaptive recovery strategies like ice baths, massages, etc.

4. SRA (Stimulus Recovery Adaptation) — Your training process: Frequency and duration of training and recovery.

5. Variation — Avoid staleness by shifting phases. Keep in mind variation should always be in context with Specificity (principle #1).

6. Phase potentiation — Make the most of each training phase.

7. Individual differences — We're similar but not "the same"


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