Scientific Strength with Scott Iardella
By Scott Iardella, MPT, CSCS reviews research in strength, conditioning, health, fitness, nutrition, & athletic performance
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Scientific Strength is an innovative podcast that deconstucts the science of strength training, as well as health and fitness research. Learn how to improve training and performance with cutting edge research in the area of strength, health, fitness, and peak performance for today's athlete, coach, and the intelligent fitness enthusiast. Brought to you by Scott Iardella, MPT, CSCS, CISSN, strength coach, performance specialist, and former physical therapist. Each episode is dedicated to one study - taking the science to practical application to improve training results and performance. To find Scott online, go to RdellaTraining.com.
||CleanSS 022 | Weightlifting Vs. Kettlebell Training||Episode #22 of Scientific Strength. In this episode we discuss a study comparing weightlifting vs. kettlebell training for strength, power, and body composition.||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSS 021 | The Return of Scientific Strength||The Scientific Strength Podcast is back! After a long hiatus, I explain why I'm bringing this project back to life - and how we can all benefit from this short podcast. This episode is just a short "re-introduction" to the Scientific Strength podcast.||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSS 020 | New Study Comparing Straight Bar Vs. Hex Bar Deadlifts||In this episode of Scientific Strength, we'll look at a new study comparing conventional straight bar deadlifts to hexagonal bar deadlifts. There's very limited research with this comparison, so this exciting new study sheds light on some of the key...||5/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSS 019 | Bodybuilding Vs. Powerlifting When Volume Is Equal||The Scientific Strength Podcast is back! This week we'll discuss an interesting study comparing a bodybuilding training regimen to a powerlifting regimen to evaluate muscular adaptations in well trained men. When volume is equal - is one approach...||12/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSS 018 | Is Sitting The New Smoking?||There is a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT in this week's show, so be sure to take a quick listen about the future of Scientific Strength. We also discuss a landmark study about the health consequences of prolonged sitting. Is sitting the new smoking? We'll...||10/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSS 017 | A Functional Test You Need to Know About||This week's show we'll cover a very simple and important functional test to assess general strength and mobility. Learn why this test is important and how we use it as a part of the functional performance process. This week on Scientific Strength.||9/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSS 016 | Are Deep Squats Safe?||One of the most controversial topics in fitness and performance is squat depth. Is deep squatting safe? We'll discuss the pro's and con's of squat depth in this week's episode of Scientific Strength.||9/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSS 015 | Can Kettlebell Training Improve Weightlifting and Powerlifting?||Can ettlebell training improve Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting? Is there a "transference" of strength and power to other lifts and exercise? We'll discuss a recent research study and the answer to this question in this week's episode of...||9/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSS 014 | ICE Therapy - Effective or Sham?||We'll look at a debated topic, using ICE therapy as a recovery strategy. Is using ICE therapy (cold packs) effective for muscle recovery and reducing pain? A recent study looked to answer those questions, but we'll talk about how the science compares...||9/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSS 013 | Fat Burning Study? (The Truth About The Tabata)||Fat burning study? This week we'll look at the true findings of the legendary Tabata Protocol. What did the study really uncover? And, what exactly was done in the exercise protocol? We'll take a close look at this frequently cited, but often...||8/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSS 012 | New Benefits of Sprint Training||A brand new study evaluates the potential benefits of sprint interval training (SIT) on run performance and cardiorespiratory fitness. This week on Scientific Strength.||8/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSS 011 | Creatine - Before Or After Training?||Should you take creatine before or after training to maximize strength and body composition? Does timing really matter? We'll discuss what a study found out and how this really helps us in our training - this week on Scientific Strength.||8/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSS 010 | How Safe Is Weightlifting?||How safe is weightlifting and weight training? We'll discuss a research paper that analyzed the incidence of strength training injuries as compared to other sports and activities. A very interesting paper with surprising findings in this week's episode.||8/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSS 009 | Vitamin D and Muscle Performance||Can Vitamin D improve our performance? Can low levels of Vitamin D impair athletic or muscle performance? We'll discuss the current research of Vitamin D on optimal performance in this week's show.||8/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSS 008 | Conventional Vs. Sumo Style Deadlifts||In this short episode, we'll look at the biomechnanical analysis of the conventional style deadlift vs sumo style. Is one more effiecient than the other and which is best for you? An older research paper had a few key findings. We'll cover them this...||7/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSS 007 | The Best Time To Train||What's the best time of day to train to maximize strength and performance? This has been a "burning question" and in this week's episode we discuss what a recent study revealed about time of day and peak performance.||7/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSS 006 | Anatomy of the Squat||The squat is one of the most valuable exercises we have available. In this episode, learn about the important biomechanical principles of performing the squat for maximum safety and effectiveness. Brought to you by Scott Iardella, MPT, CSCS.||7/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSS 005 | Kettlebells To Skyrocket Muscle Activation?||Do kettlebells offer any unique benefits? Is the muscle activation different with kettlebell training? Are there different loads experienced with kettlebell exercises? We talk about this in an important and revealing kettlebell training study in this...||7/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSS 004 | Barbell Deadlifts For Low Back Pain?||Does barbell deadlifting help alleviate low back pain? A NEW reserch study looks to evaluate the effectiveness of the barbell deadlift as an approach to improving low back pain. We'll look at the new study and discuss how this can potentially help to...||7/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSS 003 | Does Strength Help Us Live Longer?||We deconstruct our 1st research paper in this episode and attempt to answer the question, does strength help us live longer? Find out what the science reveals.||7/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSS 002 | How To Read A Research Paper||In this episode, learn the key components of how to read a research paper. This wll be the groundwork for futue episodes and how we break down a clinical paper.||7/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSS 001 | The Intro||The Intro to the Scientific Strenghth Podcast with Scott Iardella.||7/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Wow - you’ve done it again Scott. Another great podcast with excellent information for the fitness community. Can’t wait to see how things develop here and thanks for providing such great content. Highly recommend this show as a learning resource in fitness and performance.
Scott communicates and breaks down the data in a very concise and practical manner. Love it. Easy to grasp and apply in my own training. Thanks Scott..
Innovative, experienced coach with a great approach to training that works
Scott is a highly qualified, innovative trainer, physical therapist, and coach. I love how this podcast series combines scientific data (both cutting edge and established studies) with practical advice for getting the most out my athletic performance. The best part is he explains in podcast #2 about the ups and downs of research, including what to look for in research.
Two thumbs up for what Scott’s doing here. Scientific Strength is an awesome new resource!
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