The repeated bout effect

When athletes first get involved with resistance training, they get sore, really sore. However, they progressively adapt to the training stimulus and eventually experience less soreness. This is largely due to the repeated bout effect. The repeated bout effect simply states that after performing an exercise once, there is a protective effect against muscle damage …

Read moreThe repeated bout effect

For access to this article, you must be a current NASE member. Please log in to your account or purchase your NASE membership.

Exercise Variation for Strength and Hypertrophy

When designing training programs for strength or hypertrophy, a coach has to consider a number of variables including, exercise selection and volume and intensity distribution (set x rep schemes). The main objective of a program is to stimulate progress. Progress can be stimulated with simple progressive overload strategies where a small overload that exceeds previous …

Read moreExercise Variation for Strength and Hypertrophy

For access to this article, you must be a current NASE member. Please log in to your account or purchase your NASE membership.