#62: Greg Nuckols – Stress, Recovery, & Strength

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This is episode 62 of Evil Sugar Radio. In this episode, we interview Greg Nuckols. Greg is a strength coach and content manager at JTS Strength.com. He also blogs at Greg Nuckols.com.

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Episode 62 Overview

Here’s an overview of what we’ll be talking about in this episode:

  • 1:15 – You recently wrote an article called “Stress: The Silent Killer of Gains”. Can you summarize how stress affects fitness?
  • 9:20 – In your article, you mention that physical fatigue follows psychological fatigue.
  • 16:00 – What are some common mistakes that beginners make?
  • 20:30 – How can intermediate and advanced lifters gauge their intensity?
  • 25:10 – How can people implement Heart Rate Variability?
  • 27:40 – How can subjective experience be used to individualize training and recovery?
  • 33:00 – What about deloading and taking rests? How do people know when they need to deload and how do they do it?
  • 38:30 – What about overtraining and backing people down after personal records?
  • 43:35 – What are some common misconceptions about overtraining and recovery?
  • 46:10 – You used a great Compass vs Road Map analogy. Can you elaborate on that?
  • 51:30 – If you could suggest some positive advice to the fitness industry, how can the industry do better?

Show Notes

Stress: The Silent Killer (Of Gains)

Music Credit

Intro music from Baba Brinkman’s Revenge of the Somatic. Purchase any of Baba’s music at http://bababrinkman.bandcamp.com/