Episode # 389

Max Schmarzo On Training for Power, Programming Isometrics [and other interesting/random stuff!]

Subscribe & listen via iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify.

Released on October 6, 2022


0:00 – Show intro

4:00“MuscleUpOctober” supplement sale announcement!

6:00 – Joe introduces this week’s NEW sponsor – ZBiotics

12:15Max Schmarzo joins the show | Podcast begins…

20:25 – How Max currently makes his living

29:15 – When to bring up an athlete’s weaknesses vs doubling down on their strengths

31:15 – The 3 reasons Max has his athletes lift weights

39:15 – Improving your results by identifying the negative aspects of training

43:45 – Understanding the difference between technical & physical limitations

45:00 – Assessing/Training a high school athlete vs a pro athlete

52:00 – How often does Max test his athletes

58:35 – Programming traditional sets/reps vs “% drop-off of best effort”

1:04:10 – The importance of having external cues when training for power

1:12:00 – The different types of isometrics and the reasoning behind programming them

1:23:40 – How much of Max’s training is based on “the research” vs “anecdotal evidence”?

1:24:00 – Max explains “Bayesian thinking”…

1:32:20 – The problem with being an absolutist
…And Much MORE!


  • ZBiotics *Use coupon: JOED
Thanks for listening!

Thanks for listening!

Do you have feedback, questions or suggestions for the podcast?
Click here to send us feedback

Wanna become a SPONSOR? Click here to get started

Like the show? If you LIKED the show, we would truly appreciate it if you can take 60 seconds to give us “5 Stars” and write a short review (1-2 sentences is fine) on iTunes. We appreciate it!

-The Industrial Strength Show team


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *