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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

Jerry Seinfeld’s Secret: Strength Training

Jerry Seinfeld’s Secret: Strength Training

Jerry Seinfeld is arguably the most successful comedian of all time. In addition to creating and starring in the most acclaimed sitcom in history, Seinfeld has been named the 12th greatest stand-up comedian of all time. Seinfeld’s long-term success as a writer, actor,...

Don’t Just Stay Strong

Don’t Just Stay Strong

Strength Training. The name suggests that we are training for “strength.” This is what we learned in 1970 when Arnold Schwarzenegger won his first Mr. Olympia and Arthur Jones invented and sold the first Nautilus exercise machine. The message: Strength train to make...

A Good Example is the Best Sermon

A Good Example is the Best Sermon

Two weeks ago, the Discover Strength team held our annual, “Shut-down” Meeting (inspired by Howard Shultz and his return to Starbucks in 2008). We close our doors for half the day and focus on staff development with a real emphasis on going back to basics. This event...

The Overlooked Limitation of Cycling

The Overlooked Limitation of Cycling

Cycling, whether it’s on a road bike, mountain bike, or any variety of stationary bikes, is great cardio-respiratory exercise. Because of its low impact, cycling lends itself to interval style training: pushing the intensity for twenty seconds to a few minutes,...

COVID-19 Doesn’t Change the World, it Accelerates Change

COVID-19 Doesn’t Change the World, it Accelerates Change

“COVID has completely changed our world.” In truth, COVID-19 didn’t cause the changes we’ve all experienced. Instead, COVID-19 acted as a change accelerator. COVID-19 didn’t singlehandedly cause disruption in higher education, the advent of artificial intelligence,...

“Sweat Sesh” or Stimulus?

“Sweat Sesh” or Stimulus?

In 2020, we are nearly addicted to the “sweat sesh”. 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 and if we break a serious...

Intensity: What it is and What it is not.

Intensity: What it is and What it is not.

  The term "High Intensity Training" has entered our fitness vernacular over the last few years due largely to the emergence of CrossFit and a variety of boot camp style exercise regimens, brands, and classes.  However, the use of the term "intensity" to describe...

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The Discover Strength Podcast

Hosted by Logan Herlihy, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer with Discover Strength. 

Episode 1: “Top 5 Training Myths” with James Fisher PhD

Episode 1: “Top 5 Training Myths” with James Fisher PhD

In this episode of The Discover Strength Podcast, Dr. James Fisher and I discuss some of the most pervasive strength training myths still prevalent in the exercise & fitness industry. Dr. James Fisher is a senior lecturer and researcher at Solent University in the...

Discover Strength Podcast Teaser

Discover Strength Podcast Teaser

We are launching a Podcast! Busy people don't have time to waste on exercise that doesn't work. The Discover Strength Podcast focuses on bringing on the best minds in the field of evidence-based exercise so you can look and feel your best in a fraction of the time....

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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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