Training Basics & Theory | Chapter 1: The Fundamentals Series

Training Basics & Theory | Chapter 1: The Fundamentals Series

My Fundamentals Hypertrophy Program has three 8-week training programs:


Watch Eric Helms’ Training Pyramid Series:

A great article on progressive overload:

A very helpful guide with more strength focus:

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DISCLAIMER: Jeff Nippard is not a doctor or a medical professional. Always consult a physician before starting any exercise program. Use of this information is strictly at your own risk. Jeff Nippard will not assume any liability for direct or indirect losses or damages that may result from the use of information contained in this video including but not limited to economic loss, injury, illness or death.


  1. thanks, jeff nippard sensei. Going to chap two and through this amazing series.
    I only have a question have you ever trained with your body weight? and if not, then what basics should I apply for bodyweight training.

  2. Jeff you mentioned that progressive overload is what you consider to be one of the main driving factors to hypertrophy, and thats why you are kinda reluctant to the muscle confusion technique. But there are programs that do manage to track using muscle confusion, one that clearly comes to mind is P90x by beach body. What opinions would you have about muscle confusion if it is done properly with the progressive overload from tracking that you get from proper programming?

  3. There is so much stuff out there now it’s hard to tell what to listen to & this is literally the most helpful, sound thing I have ever found.

  4. Me watching this at 12 am and I have to be up at 6. Anyway. I finished your glute focused fitness plan. Now I’m doing Stephanie’s women’s fitness plan.

    I’m so happy to have found your YouTube, you are both so motivating!! 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽

  5. It’s a lot easier to stick to your diet plan when you know that you can have cheat meal twice a week without ruining your progress. Guys from *Agoge Diet* are doing a great job. Visit their website and see for yourself.

  6. I’ve always struggled with exercise as it’s always so confusing I don’t really know what a lot of terms mean so I’ve held of going to gym because of that. Then I don’t know if what I’m doing is actually meaningful

  7. i dont know how youtube pays people but with all the time and effort that you put into your videos and serise like this i hopes its a lot! thanks Jeff

  8. is it necessary to track progressive overload? I feel like it will likely just happen naturally assuming you train hard and to failure, upping the weight once you can do a sufficient number of reps.

  9. I really need someone to guide me, I’m a teenager(19y) and am quite in a weary shape, not skinny but full of fat. I think now is the right time for me to start. I just need some tips for how to begin, if anyone helps me I’ll be glad. Your replies can help me to shape my life.

  10. Is it really doable at home?
    I have a dips/pullups station, bench, dumbells, ez-bar and resistance bands.
    I hate the gym and everytime ive tried them i have quit. But i am motivated at home.

    I dont hope to be super huge, but i want a more defined physique

  11. the best description of what exactly i need to do to achive my training goals! Looking forward to watch all of these fundamental series.

  12. So what happens when I’m able to do "2 for 2" so I increase the weight next time, and I fail the first set. So I go back down and i can still pass the "2 for 2" test?

  13. So this type of knowledge should be provided in high school so we can really use it when starting to join the gyms and working out however all we are taught is random stretching and shit

  14. i really think you have created an amazing bodybuilding channel, with plenty of information to start making healthy and abundant gains. I only wish this was around when I started out in 2011 and have made many training and diet mistakes on my own. Now at 32 I would be much bigger and would have most likely avoided serious injuries that I have to cope with for the rest of my life now.

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