Max Schmarzo is the Owner and CEO of Strong by Science. He is also the Director of Sports Science at The Resilience Code, a company that specializes in offering personalized solutions to health and wellness needs, and the Chief Science Officer at Exsurgo Technologies. Max is the author of Applied Principles of Power Development, Isometrics for Performance, and Force is King. He is considered an expert in multidisciplinary care, sport science data solutions, and athlete development. Max has worked to help develop evidence-based, data-driven sport science and training practices for teams at multiple levels of play.
Max is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) and NATA Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). He received his M.S. in Kinesiology from Iowa State University. He also holds dual bachelor’s degrees in athletic training and strength and conditioning from Coe College.
In this episode, Max discusses the adaptive processes, the different effects of recovery modalities, nutrition, and how those things impact programming decisions. He gives amazing insight into the adaptation of tendons and discusses inflammation and its role in training.
In this podcast, Coach Max Schmarzo and Joel discuss:
- Adaptation to stress at both the muscular and cellular levels.
- The overuse of the general term “recovery” and the specific responses from varying modalities.
- Nutritional impact on the type of recovery protocol that is programmed.
- The differences between training tendons and muscles.
- Possible negative impacts of cryotherapy on adaptations.
Podcast total run time is 51:55.
Keywords: nutrition, recovery, adaptation to stress, cryotherapy