Program Breakdown: Ascending Load LT-1

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Potentiation: Preparing for Better Progress

Potentiation: Preparing for Better Progress & Performance Potentiation is a very important concept to understand for any fitness goal. Definition: The increase in effectiveness or magnitude of a future outcome. The entire purpose for resistance training is to create an adaptation that we consider desirable. Losing body fat, building muscle, becoming stronger, and improving stamina […]

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Metabolic Training: When & Why

Metabolic training is not only for those whose primary goal is fat loss. Improving local or systemic conditioning has benefits that can assist in goals of muscle growth or even strength gain when applied appropriately. In this article we’re going to take a look at the benefits of different types of metabolic training, how they

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Tempo Considerations: Strength vs Hypertrophy

Should the ideal tempo for an exercise change for a strength goal compared to tempo for hypertrophy?  As with most things in fitness, the answer is “it depends”. However, here at N1 we don’t just leave it there. I’m going to dive into the specific things it depends ON and discuss the reasoning behind why

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Bands VS Chains

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Stop at Failure for Neurological Goals

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Set & Rep Methods: Cluster Sets

Cluster sets are one of several set and rep methods that can be utilized in a variety of training goals for different stimuli.   Avoid categorizing them for a specific training phase as there are potential uses for them for fat loss, muscle gain, body composition, and strength goals.   We won’t get into customizing

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Accommodating Resistance: Upper Body Pressing

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Accommodating Resistance: Lower Body Pressing

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