Progressive Overload Workshop – June 2022

Upgrade Your Training With Hands-On Application

June 18 - June 19, 2022

Product Bundles

Package Regular ($) Bundle Price ($) ---
Online Course & Live Practical $900.00 $750.00 Register
5455 Spine Road Unit G
Boulder, , CO 80301

Master the Nuances and Application of Progressive Overload


ONLINE COURSE ONLY (access opens June 1st): $250

2-DAY LIVE EVENT ONLY (no online course): $650

We are also offering 2 VIRTUAL OPTIONs which will include:

  • Recording of the lectures and Q&A sections of the event.
  • Copy of the presentation materials (slides)

Videos and materials will be provided the weekend after the live event has taken place, giving us time to edit/upload/etc.


VIRTUAL + ONLINE COURSE (access opens June 1st): $325



The industry as a whole has accepted that progressive overload is an essential part of any training program.  However the nuances and best application of progressive overload are rarely discussed and often contested.  Should you add reps? sets? frequency? intensity? The answer is yes/no to all under the right context and at the right time.

In this live two day event, presenters Kassem Hanson and Brian Minor will walk through the principles of progressive overload and how to apply them to different training goals and circumstances.

In addition to learning the theory and science behind these principles, you will test them in the trenches of the N1 lab at the N1 Education head quarters.  You and you fellow students will train once each day, with protocols designed to show you the differences that can be achieved by applying different methods of progressive overload.  On the final day, we will examine the student performance and feedback from the protocols so you can examine the group and N of 1 data first hand.

The practical protocols will look at a variety of variables from progressing load vs reps vs sets under different conditions.  How exercise qualities like ROM and resistance profile impact proximity to failure and volume tolerances, and how to integrate intensifiers as a form of progression.

A quick look at your presenters:

Kassem Hanson: Kassem has coached athletes to success on nearly every stage and is one of the fastest growing educators in the industry.  Known for pushing the limits of what is possible for optimizing training and programming, Kassem brings a combination of experience and research data from N1 and makes it very applicable to students.

Brian Minor: Brian is well known in the evidence based community for his discussions on the topic of progressive overload on a variety of platforms.  As natural pro bodybuilder and raw powerlifter himself, and coach of physique and strength athletes for over 10 years, Brian has a wealth of education and experience applying and observing the nuances of program design and progression.


Online Course Description

Learn the gradual nuances about training volume and effort and how to apply them to the overload strategies that are more targeted towards you goals.

This course focuses on understanding the factors that affect stimulus, training volume, proximity to failure, and how to use these principles to most efficiently evaluate your programs effectiveness and progress through it.

What you’ll learn:

  • The different ways to look at training volume
  • The nuances of training to failure and how it impacts stimulus and fatigue
  • The difference between progression methods in different context
  • How to choose the best tracking and progression strategies for your training goal
  • How to balance complexity and nuances, with practicality.

One of the most important concepts you will learn is how different training variables affect volume.

You’ll also understand how different variables have a greater magnitude of impact in different situations.

Acquire the knowledge of using failure metrics (RPE, RIR, etc.) to guide autoregulation decisions.

Proximity to failure has a direct effect on training volume and the stimulus you’ll get from the set.

As you learn the various methods of progressive overload you’ll be able to better determine which ones are ideal to use based on the goal stimulus of the program.  Not all methods are equal in different types of training.

This course should be one of the foundations for all coaches and athletes looking to optimize their program design and progression strategies.