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February 12, 2016

Random Thoughts and Happenings

Wanted to keep you updated on all that is going on at the moment. So much to share!

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    First and foremost, I’m excited to announce that I have two soon-to-be-released books. One is a consumer book, called Strong and Sculpted, that’s targeted to women who want to optimize muscle development. The book details a complete periodized program to achieve this goal, combining the latest scientific evidence with time-tested experience from the field. The other is a textbook called, Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy. This book is the culmination of my professional life to date. It is the first text solely devoted to exploring the science of maximizing muscle growth through regimented exercise. I cover the molecular basis of hypertrophy, the mechanisms, the practical application of resistance training variables, and the different periodization models that can be used to optimize results. There are chapters on the effects of aerobic exercise and nutrition, as well. No stone is left unturned. I couldn’t be more proud of this effort. Both books are available for pre-order by clicking on the highlighted links.

  • I had the privilege of serving on the dissertation committee for my great friend and colleague Bret “The Glute Guy” Contreras. As you might expect, Bret’s research focus was on hip extension exercises and their effects on muscular and performance-based adaptations. Happy to say that Bret was successful in his defense and received his PhD in sports science from AUT University. Numerous studies were ultimately published as a result of Bret’s efforts; you can read about some of these publications here.

  • Here’s a vid of the cross cable reverse fly exercise. It’s one of my favorite exercises for targeting the posterior delt. Notice the control throughout both the eccentric and concentric actions, making sure to keep constant tension on the target muscle.

  • In early January I was notified that someone had impostered me on Instagram. Hard to believe, but for whatever reason the offending party took my name and credentials, and created an Instagram account. At that point I decided to step up my social media game and create my own Instagram page. I’m just getting the feel for how to use the medium, but it’s actually a pretty cool outlet that is synergistic to my Facebook and Twitter posts. You can follow me @bradschoenfeldphd

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    I have numerous speaking engagements scheduled for this year that will take me around the globe. I’m particularly excited about a couple of upcoming events where I’ll share the stage with my esteemed colleagues Alan Aragon, Bret Contreras, and James Krieger. We’ll be speaking at the inaugural Personal Training Collective Annual Conference to be held at the University of Bath in England on April 23 and 24. We next will be speaking in Sydney, Australia at Bropocalypse 2016 taking place on June 11th and 12th. These events are sure to sell out so get your tix early! My travels will also include engagements in Denmark, Norway, Brazil, and New Orleans, with others currently in discussion. I’ll keep you all posted over the coming weeks.

  • I recently co-authored a paper with Bret Contreras on the “mind-muscle connection” that was published in the current issue of the NSCA Strength and Conditioning Journal. In the paper we lay out evidence that suggests a potential benefit to the approach for maximizing muscle growth. It’s a really interesting topic that needs more research; as such, I have a study planned for later this year that will hopefully shed more light on its efficacy. You can read the full text of the paper, as well as most of my other published works, on my Researchgate page

  • Last but not least, I have coordinated to have an ISSN Workshop held at my school, Lehman College, on Saturday, April 2nd. The workshop will feature some of the best minds in sports nutrition. I’ll be doing a talk on the facts and fallacies of fat loss that is sure to challenge some closely held beliefs. And it’s taking place in New York City so can’t have a better venue! Hope you can make it.

  • In addition to all of the above, I have numerous studies currently in review as well as many more planned to take place over the coming year. My passion is to educate and inform; hopefully my efforts are making an impact.

  • Videos

    July 27, 2014

    New Webcast on Recent Research

    Here is episode #9 of the B&B Connection. Bret and I discuss some of our recent research collaborations as well as touching on the just-pubbed review I co-authored with Menno Henselmans. Here are links to a few of the studies discussed (two are not yet availabile — one is still in press and the another in review).

    The Effect of Inter-Set Rest Intervals on Resistance Exercise-Induced Muscle Hypertrophy

    Regional Differences in Muscle Activation During Hamstrings Exercise

    Effects of different volume-equated resistance training loading strategies on muscular adaptations in well-trained men



    October 12, 2013

    Reebok One Videos

    As mentioned previously on this blog, I’m thrilled to serve as an educational consultant to Reebok — a world leader in fitness and sporting apparel. In my consuling role, I’ll be contributing monthly content to the ReebokOne website. Here are two recent videos I filmed for the site that you may find of interest:

    The first video demonstrates an awesome variation of the traditional plank called the long-lever posterior tilt plank (LLPTP). This variation was popularized by Pavel Tsatsouline of the RKC. Research from my human performance lab shows that the LLPTP blows away the traditional plank with respect to abdominal muscle activity. It’s a challenging exercise, but for more advanced lifters definitely something to have in your training arsenal. Here’s the link: Long-lever posterior tilt plank video

    The second video addresses the longstanding claim that you shouldn’t allow your knees to travel past the line of your toes when squatting or lunging. This belief has been adopted as gospel in a majority of the fitness community. Question is, does the claim have validity? Find out the real science here: Is knees-over-toes harmful during the squat?

    In order to view the videos, you do need to register on the ReebokOne site. The good news is that registration is free and takes only a few minutes. Hope you enjoy the content!