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Welcome to the Discover Strength Learning Center. Below you will find resources about strength training including  Fit Tips, written by CEO, Luke Carlson, and Truth about Exercise Videos by ACSM Certified exercise Physiologist, David Gschneidner.

We are constantly updating our learning center with new content that is beneficial for anyone interested in learning more about strength training, nutrition, or related topics.

Learning Breeds Passion

“We always assume that if you are passionate about something, you will go learn more about it. In our company, we found that process to be inverted; the more we teach the barista about the bean, the coffee, etc, the more their passion grows. Passion doesn’t lead to learning; learning actually drives passion.” 

Howard Schultz, CEO Starbucks

Learn more about the science of exercise below

My Mom’s Results are Encouraging- Part 2

My Mom’s Results are Encouraging- Part 2

My mom continues to defy the commonly held assumption that an experienced trainee can’t continue to add muscle (and lose fat). On August 31st, she completed a Bod Pod assessment. This was her first test since February, and she was admittedly nervous that quarantine...

Strength Training for the Low Back

Strength Training for the Low Back

Back pain can be debilitating. When experiencing this pain, the last thing you want to do are exercises for your low back... right? You may be thinking, "Aren't I going to injure my back even more if I return to the gym?" Ultimately, the best thing that we can do when...

3 Studies That Will Compel you to Focus on Sleep

3 Studies That Will Compel you to Focus on Sleep

A 2018 study sheds light on the impact of sleep on our ability to improve our body composition. Researchers divided subjects into two groups: One group received normal sleep while the other group restricted sleep by one hour per day for five consecutive days. Both...

“Lift Big-Get Big” Culture and the Strength Training Beliefs of Men

“Lift Big-Get Big” Culture and the Strength Training Beliefs of Men

A new research study sought to understand the impact of the constant bombardment of media images of hyper-muscular men on the strength training beliefs of men. This study was conducted by a team of exercise physiologists and psychologists at Solent University in the...

Time Efficient Cardio: 3 Options

Time Efficient Cardio: 3 Options

Not having enough time is and always has been the leading alibi for why individuals don't engage in an exercise regimen.  And rightfully so.  We are all busy.  Amplifying our guilt, we live in a culture that bombards us with the message that more is better when it...

The Truth About Flexibility

The Truth About Flexibility

We have all heard about flexibility before, but do we know why (or if) it is important? James Nuzzo, suggests we retire flexibility as a component of exercise. First, you can improve your flexibility during full range of motion strength training and cardiovascular...

All workouts are NOT created equal

All workouts are NOT created equal

We are nearly addicted to the “sweat sesh” (sweat session). A scroll through our Instagram feed instructs us to drop into a studio, boutique, or gym and work up a SWEAT. Our week increasingly fills with visits to our favorite fitness facilities. If we break a serious...

Strength Train Efficiently

Strength Train Efficiently

Have you ever wondered how much time you need to allocate to your strength training? Research shows us that you can illicit the same benefits training 2x per week that you can training 5+ times. If that is the case, why would you train more than 2 times per week? In...

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Research Studies Discover Strength has participated in

We have placed the studies below that Discover Strength has conducted in facility with the help of researchers Dr. James Fisher and Dr. James Steele from Southampton Solent University in the UK. The study participants are made up of you, our clients.

JAMES PETER FISHER, LUKE CARLSON, JAMES STEELE, 2016

The effects of muscle action, repetition duration, and loading strategies of a whole-body, progressive resistance training programme on muscular performance and body composition in trained males and females.

JAMES PETER FISHER, LUKE CARLSON, JAMES STEELE, 2016

The effects of breakdown set resistance training on muscular performance and body composition in young males and females

JAMES PETER FISHER, LUKE CARLSON, JAMES STEELE, DAVE SMITH, 2014

The effects of preexhaustion, exercise order, and rest interval in a fullbody resistance training intervention

ADELE SALES, JAMES FISHER, LUKE CARLSON, JAMES STEELE, 2016

MOTIVATIONAL FACTORS BETWEEN EXERCISE MODALITIES: A comparison of the motivational factors between CrossFit participants and other exercise modalities

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