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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

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...

Six Things Your Trainer Can’t Do For You

Six Things Your Trainer Can’t Do For You

One of the values of hiring an expert personal trainer is that it allows us to outsource our workout. Of course, there are still a few key elements that even the best trainer can’t provide for the trainee. As you approach your next strength workout, I encourage you to...

Essentialism: A Way of Living and a Filter for Exercise

Essentialism: A Way of Living and a Filter for Exercise

Greg McKeown's book, "Essentialism" provides an excellent framework for how we approach both our work and our personal lives.  McKeown describes essentialism as, "A systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is...

3 BOOKS THAT WILL FUEL YOUR WORKOUTS

3 BOOKS THAT WILL FUEL YOUR WORKOUTS

We assume that if a person is passionate about a topic, they will seek out more learning around that topic. Howard Shultz, the former CEO of Starbucks, wisely observes that the inverse is probably far more common. Shultz states, and I paraphrase, “As we teach a...

Is More Exercise Better?

Is More Exercise Better?

Strength training has a potent effect on a number of health outcomes, whether it be muscular size and strength, or reduction in chronic disease risk. In recent years many articles have suggested that strength training IS medicine.     Schedule a Free...

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...

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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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