Kristen Holmes, WHOOP VP of Performance, is joined on this week’s podcast by Cedric Unholz, WHOOP Senior Performance Scientist and Strength & Conditioning Coach for Olympic Windsurfers, and Chris Chapman, WHOOP Sr. Sports Scientist and Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach for Freestyle Ski Canada’s Slopestyle and Big Air National Team to share the physiological benefits of a strength training regimen. Kristen, Cedric, and Chris share the differences between strength training, resistance training, and conditioning – and why rest is just as important as the actual work. The team also covers how to think about cardiovascular training and weightlifting, and how endurance athletes shouldn’t eschew adding weightlifting to their programming.
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6:45 – The benefits of a strength training program
8:50 – The difference between traditional strength training and functional training
14:58 – Where most people go wrong when strength training
23:09 – The difference in training protocol between men and women
24:23 – How to plan for recovery after a hard training session
33:05 – What the interference effect is and how it can influence how and what you train
37:27 – How to evaluate your one-rep max
38:40 – The importance of rest in between sets, and in your training program