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Discover Strength Podcast
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Episode 5: Bodybuilding and the History of Strength Training

Roger has been a pioneer in weight training for decades. He was college football’s first strength and conditioning coach (Penn State 1964-1965). A nationally recognized leader in the prevention and rehabilitation of sports related injuries. Roger has conducted important research into the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries of soft tissues of the lumbar and cervical spine. He is also the author of over 100 articles in national publications on strength training and body building, and published the acclaimed book “Strength of a Woman” in 1997.

0:53 Introduction to Roger Schwab

3:16 Background on Roger Schwab

4:14 Roger’s strength training history

15:10 “Its not the tool, it’s how you use the tool”

16:08 Arthur Jones and Nautilus

23:13  What is X- Force?

27:59 Roger’s Bodybuilding history

38:26 Genetic potential, “men want to get big and women don’t want to get bulky”

46:00 Roger’s view on the future of strength training

55:52 Episode Recap with Exercise Physiologist and Discover Strength General Manager, Andy Alessio






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