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Episode 128: Steve Maxwell on the benefits of isometric and negative training

Here’s part 2 of our discussion with top strength coach Steve Maxwell. In this highly anticipated episode, we discuss the following:

  • Why isometric training (timed static contraction) is making a comeback, and how can you benefit from it
  • Why is Steve not a fan of training explosive exercises to train for most sport-specific skills
  • What is the 30/30/30 program and how can you add it to your training program (Negative Emphasized Training)
  • What are Steve’s go-to exercises for training 
  • Why training like a pro athlete is not a good idea
  • What is the theory behind the concept of “Periodization” in relations to the Russian’s creating it
  • The Charlie Sheen “Drug Periodization” program
  • Steve shares how & where the term “Metabolic Conditioning” derived
  • Steve shares his current eating regimen


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