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About Charles R Poliquin
Charles is recognized as one of the World’s most accomplished strength coaches who attributes his success to the quest for the “magical training program”. His drive to find the Holy Grail of strength training began as a child when he heard his calling in the library instead of the church. Here is his story.
Charles has helped many elite athletes produce hundreds of medals, wins and personal bests in over 17 different sports including athletes from summer and winter Olympics, the NHL, and NFL. He is known worldwide for producing faster and stronger athletes.As the creator of Poliquin Performance Center, Charles spent years teaching coaches worldwide a better way of getting results with their clients.Now as Strength Sensei he shares his acquired knowledge and wisdom with the emerging leaders in the strength and conditioning field.Now after decades of disciplined research and training he has refined his craft so he can educate the dedicated few who want to maximize their learning so they can bring their results back to their athletes
Charles now dedicates his time to educate strength coaches from around the world so they can produce world class athletes.
Books and Resources Discussed
02:19 To win the war on fat, you need to win the insulin war.
03:43 Athletes’ Alzheimer’s propensity
04:19 Profound benefits of strength training
05:39 You don’t need carbs; how to personalize your carbohydrate intake around exercise
06:41 Risk/benefit of peptides like SARMs (Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator)
08:12 The beneficial hormonal influence of doing squats
09:30 DHEA Sulfate, the mother of all androgens
11:50 DHEA for women
12:37 The best anabolic agent is sleep.
15:03 Screen time affects androgens, sleep, weight gain, fitness, and information retention.
19:50 Carbohydrates are not for everyone.
24:20 Managing stress hormones with carbohydrates
24:40 Meat, wild and domestic, sources of protein
27:06 Meal timing and frequency
29:13 Athletic performance with intermittent fasting and protein/fat consumption
33:39 Regular blood work is a lie detector.
37:18 Leucine and branch chain amino acids for hypertrophy
40:08 Fish oil for weight loss
42:26 GLA (Gamma-linolenic acid), the healthy Omega 6
43:05 Periodization for burning fat and building muscle
49:23 Mindset and quality over quantity
57:55 Charles’ morning routine
01:02:04 Charles’ favorite nutrients/foods are brain-ready carnitine, curcumin and water buffalo.
01:03:54 Charles’ elevator pitch would be to ban soda and look to the Finns for education reform.