Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to log my weights for the workouts in the Program Membership?

It is not required, but we highly recommend it so that you can reference the loads you used for future workouts in that program. We have built a "Workout History" tool that lets you search all your past weights for each exercise (you can even sort by rep range, tempo, rest period, etc. to be as accurate as possible).

I’m working out at a home gym with limited equipment, which programs can work best for me?

We have several programs designated for working out at home with only resistance bands and a suspension trainer. Just search "home" in the Workout Library to filter them. If you have additional equipment (free weights, cable machine, etc) you can swap in exercises for the body weight or bands depending on what you have available. If you have at least a functional trainer and free weights, you can still do most of the other programs with exercise substitutions. We have substitutions suggestions listed at the bottom of each exercise's page in the library. You can also ask for assistance in the forum where the coaches can aid you.

Can these programs work on a ketogenic diet?

While the neurological programs could work with a ketogenic diet, you will get better results incorporating at least a small amount of carbohydrates in any of the programs to aid in recovery and performance. This will be true regardless of your goal. The majority of the metabolic and hypertrophy programs would not be ideal on strict keto. Even when adding in some carbohydrates around training, depending on the type of stimulus, it may not kick you out of an overall ketogenic state for the day. If you wish to stick strictly to the typical ketogenic diet, these would be the best suited plans: Ascending Load 1 Ascending Load 2 Descending Rep 1 Descending Rep 2 Wave Loading

Will the programs work for vegans/vegetarians?

The programs and recommended nutrition will not change for vegetarians/vegans. The stimulus and recovery demands are still exactly the same, but how you choose to fill those nutrition requirements will of course be different. We've worked with vegans and vegetarians as clients and as long as the nutrient demands are met, they progress exactly the same. We just typically have to use additional supplementation for things that aren't as present in plant based diets, such as B-vitamins, certain amino acids, etc.

How often can I change programs?

As often as needed! Part of the N1 philosophy is that individuals adapt at different rates or may need to change training stimuli more frequently than others. Even if you start a program and find that it doesn't work well for your schedule, you are free to switch to another program. Just be cautious that you aren't "program hopping" or you will have a hard time producing consistent results and may mistakenly think that you've plateaued.

How do I know what program I should use next?

This can be very individual depending on many factors. If you are needing to de-load after a program we have an article on how to choose those HERE. If you are looking for help with your periodization we offer a Coaching Guidance add-on where one of the N1 coaches will personally review your information and help you pick the best program for you and your goal. You may sign up for that service HERE.

Which Program Should I Start With?

Please see the article How to Choose Your First N1 Training Program for assistance with picking based on your goals and current training.

What is the Cancellation / Refund Policy?

Membership can be cancelled at any time from the Account Dashboard found in the Member Zone.  Refund requests must be submitted to [email protected] within 30 days of billing date and are considered on a case by case basis. No refunds will be processed after 30 days. Full cancellation and refund policy HERE

What is a Strength Curve?

The Strength Curve refers to the ability of a muscle to generate force at different lengths. Muscles are strongest in the mid range (not full shortened or fully lengthened) but the relative degree to how much more force they can produce varies by muscle, due to their structure (referred to as architecture) and the mechanics of the joint(s) they act on.


What is a Resistance Profile?

The Resistance Profile is a description of where a particular exercise is relatively the most challenging throughout the range of motion.


What is N1?

N1 is symbolic for taking an approach of N of 1.  While traditional education models provide you with general information that applies to no one.  An N of 1 approach looks at the specifics to an individual so you can program for anyone. Everyone comes with their unique genetics, goals, training & diet history, and a whole host of lifestyle and environmental factors that make their needs truly unique.

How does online coaching work?

The details of what is included in N1 Online Coaching are shown HERE You may submit your application by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.

Is There an App for N1 Training?

We are planning an app in the future, but we worked to make the site as mobile friendly as possible until that project is completed.

Are Workouts Included With The Basic Membership?

The basic membership includes access to the exercise database and the member content (articles & videos). Training programs are available in the Advanced membership. Sign up to get notified when programs are available HERE