Dr James Hoffmann Interview

WRITTEN BY Martijn Koevoets

Last week I had an awesome chat with Dr James Hoffmann of Renaissance Periodization and co author of The Scientific Principles Of Strength Training.

For those that aren’t familiar with James, he is a professor Exercise Science at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.Dr James Hoffmann

James earned his PhD in port  Physiology under Dr. Mike  Stone of ETSU, where he  focused on the application  of sled pushing to sport performance enhancement  in Rugby players.

He has coached numerous Rugby players at ETSU as the team’s assistant coach and Head Sport Scientist, where he was also the head strength and conditioning coach and weight roommanager.

James is a lifetime athlete, having reached high levels of competition in Rugby, American Football, and Wrestling.

He is also credits for working along side Mike Israetel on The Scientific Principles Of Strength Training Book.

Enough reasons to see if the man was in for a talk. Luckily he was and as it turns out he is just as into extreme metal as I am. At the end I arm wrestled his top 3 albums out of him.

There’s loads good stuff we talked about, like:

  • Why 99% of all internet keyboard warrios totally miss the boat when it comes to referencing scientific studies in their writings.
  • How a simple adjustment in your training goals can give you a mental boost during a hardcore cutting period.
  • A glimpse behind the scenes of Renaissance Periodization.
  • How to overcome the programming barriers when you are ONLY involved in the strength training aspect of athletic development in groups.
  • And much much more

You Can Stalk James Here

Dr. James Hoffmann Twitter

Dr. James Hoffmann Instagram

Dr James Hoffmann Facebook

Renaissance Periodization Website

The Scientific Principles Of Strength Training eBook

NOTE: You can get $10 off the Renaissance Periodization Diet Template and PL Hypertrophy Training Templates with my special Renaissance Periodization Coupon Code

James Hoffmann Interview

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Author: Martijn Koevoets
Martijn is head honcho of Powerlifting University, a powerlifter, author, blogger, online coach & extreme metal aficionado. He also loves a good whiskey. He has been featured on websites like EliteFTS, JTSStrength, JMAX Fitness and more.

Get your hands on my cheat sheet for setting up training programs that took a 132lbs. skinny weakling from not being able to bench the bar to deadlifting 3x his own body weight and winning silver at the nationals.



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