Microdosing – Resistance Training Frequency and its Implications for Sports Performance

by Ian Bonder, CSCS, Andrew Shim, EdD, CSCS,*D, and Dr Michael Waller, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FNSCA
NSCA Coach October 2022
Vol 9, Issue 2

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The following information provides an overview of what microdosing (MD) is, the limitations in utilizing it as a programming method, and the structure of an MD training session along with examples of in-season and off-season training microcycles.

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This article originally appeared in NSCA Coach, a quarterly publication for NSCA Members that provides valuable takeaways for every level of strength and conditioning coach. You can find scientifically based articles specific to a wide variety of your athletes’ needs with Nutrition, Programming, and Youth columns. Read more articles from NSCA Coach »

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Ian Bonder, MS, CSCS, RSCC

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