Gymchat 236 - Programming for Strength vs Hypertrophy (Jason Paris)

One or the other, or a little of both?


How do you train to maximise strength, rather than size? You'll always achieve a certain amount of each; but how do you focus on one or the other?

This week we'll be discussing this area in detail, explaining exactly how to prioritise either one - or train for a mix of the two. Tackling this is Strength Coach Jason Paris, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett. Fantastic.


If you've got questions/comments for Jason or Josh, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat. And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion, just use the 'share' button at the top of that page. The more the merrier.


Details -

Who : Strength Coach Jason Paris, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett
Topic : Programming for Strength vs Hypertrophy
When : Wednesday Feb 19, 9:00pm EDT (the Event page shows what time that is in your local timezone).
How : Watch the live stream, and ask questions, directly on the Event page. We'll also post the full video shortly after the Gymchat.

See you there.


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Previously : In Gymchat 235 we discussed Supplementation for Focus & Stress Relief (with Examine.com's own Kurtis Frank and Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett). Great conversation.

If you missed the live stream (or just want to go over a particular point again), you can watch the entire video here.


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Gymchat 242 - The Role of Genetics in Aesthetics & Performance (Bill Piche).

The role of each, and to what extent each can be changed.

Looking At : Week Ending May 18, 2014.

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