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Podcast 233: Resistance Training Tips from a Champion Bodybuilder Brad Schoenfeld

August 9, 2023

Strength training is an essential component of a well-rounded training protocol, but it also provides other health and longevity benefits. Brad Schoenfeld is a professor of exercise science and he joins the WHOOP Podcast to share more on how to build an effective strength training program.

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On this episode of the WHOOP Podcast, WHOOP VP of Performance Science, Principal Scientist, Kristen Holmes sits down with fitness expert Brad Schoenfeld. Brad is widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on body composition training, and he shares his expertise on creating a muscle-building program, how to think about training based on your age, nutrition and recovery recommendations, and why rest is an absolute critical component of your training.

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  • 2:50 – Defining hypertrophy and resistance training and their benefits
  • 6:35 – Getting started with resistance training
  • 8:05 – Outlining a muscle-building program
  • 10:42 – Utility of a 1 Rep Max
  • 16:00 – Training recommendations for different ages
  • 20:25 – Lifting cadence and recovery techniques
  • 25:50 – Nutritional recommendations 
  • 28:15 – Adding cardio into a workout and warmup
  • 32:05 – Incorporating rest in between sets
  • 33:55 – The process of progressive overload


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