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Our team of professional coaches will guide you through both nutrition coaching and online program design with remote coaching. With oversight at every level, you will be assigned a team of people making sure you get the best service.

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NewsRecoveryTraining
February 7, 2018

The science of where YOUR pain comes from.

Longtime followers will be well aware that chronic back pain is a widely prevalent, complex, and often disabling problem (see here, here, and here). A wide array of specialized interventions have been developed over the years, and many of these have taken hold in clinical practice without strong evidence for their effectiveness. This paper discusses recent data from trials on radiofrequency denervation as a treatment for selected patients with chronic back pain. The idea is to identify a suspected structural “nociceptive driver”, such as an arthritic facet joint or sacroiliac joint. This peripheral focus of noxious stimulus is often also…
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NutritionTraining
January 1, 2018

Barbell Medicine QuickStart Guide

Introduction Welcome to the Barbell Medicine Quick-Start Guide. Whether you're here for the first time or a long time reader, thanks for joining us. We're hopeful that this resource will be useful for you and we’re pumped that you’re here and ready to make some changes to your training and nutrition! First, a brief aside about Barbell Medicine for the uninitiated. As of this writing, Barbell Medicine is comprised of Jordan Feigenbaum MD, MS, SSC, Austin Baraki MD,SSC, Leah Lutz SSC, Alan Thrall SSC, Vanessa Burman RD, and Jessica Griffith RN. The company was formed officially in 2011 with the…
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TrainingWeightlifting
October 30, 2017

Press Like A Pro: The Classic Press

"How do I increase my press?"- The Internet https://youtu.be/D6qaat1KIQU Fresh on the heels of the 2017 USSF Fall Classic, a strengthlifting meet that contests the press instead of the bench press seen in powerlifting meets, there has been a big uptick in folks asking how to increase their press. After seeing some of the big presses this past weekend and the increased interest in USSF meets, I thought it would be timely to discuss some of the things I've learned about the press and how to improve it. For perspective, I took my press from 118kg (260lbs) to 125kg (275lbs) at…
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Nutrition
September 14, 2017

From the Newsletter: A Word on Salt

If you're reading this, please raise your hand if you've heard the phrase "Americans eat too much salt" or, alternatively, that we should "cut back our salt intake"? Show of hands? Ah, yes- seems like everyone has heard that or even possibly said that perhaps. However, what does the evidence say about salt intake and chronic disease? The current World Health Organization's (WHO) recommendation is that we take in 2000-2400mg of sodium per day, with some organizations like the American Heart Association suggesting that we should take in <2000mg of sodium per day. For reference, sodium and salt are not…
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Training
August 4, 2017

Podcast: Should Kids Be Strength Training

This is a transcription of the podcast, which is available on iTunes, SoundCloud, or YouTube. But first, a brief comment on this topic. This is an 11,000 word "article". Yea....it's lengthy, but we only have scratched the surface. To be crystal clear incase you don't listen to the hour long podcast or read every nuanced bit below, kids should be exposed to the lifts, but they can't really train until they've matured hormonally. What this means is that it's very safe for kids to get under a bar, add a little weight and squat, press, deadlift, power clean, and bench press…
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News
July 29, 2017

The Barbell Medicine Seminar: Explained

We are very excited about our upcoming Barbell Medicine Seminar (Next one in Tempe, AZ in March 2018 Click Here For More Info). For those who still aren’t quite sure what the weekend will involve, we wanted to talk a bit more about the idea behind the project. For the past several years we have emphasized the importance of strength training for health and successful aging. We’ve written a number of articles, given lectures, and recorded podcasts discussing strength & conditioning as they pertain to various health conditions. However, we still get questions on a daily basis from folks working through…
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NutritionTraining
June 22, 2017

Q/A with Dr. Baraki and Dr. Feigenbaum

    Dr. Feigenbaum:                Hey, welcome back to the Barbell Medicine Podcast. I'm Dr. Feigenbaum, I'm joined here with Dr. Baraki. This is another Q&A episode, and we like doing these things- Dr. Baraki:                              Or episodes. Dr. Feigenbaum:                Episodes, potentially. We have a lot of questions to get through, so we're going to have a slightly different format this time. What I will do, is I will play moderator, the first tank-top wearing moderator that the internet has ever seen, and I will read the question. I'm going to give Dr. Baraki one minute to respond, I have a timer…
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Nutrition
March 3, 2017

In the Open: Nutrition Strategy for 17.2

Week number 2 is here and guess what....more dumbbells! Great! Let's get into it: The Workout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufUKkrH03rE Duration: 12 minutes Like last week, this has quite a big aerobic piece to it given the length of the workout and the different movements may allow those with a big engine to keep moving, provided their grip holds out. I also expect this workout to be more of a one and done situation compared to last week because of the risk for tearing up the hands and significant volume of lunges that ultimately would compromise next week's performance. If you're on the bubble, you'll…
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TrainingWeightlifting
February 28, 2017

The Grip Problem

This article was originally published on StartingStrength.com on August 3rd, 2016. I am reposting it on my own personal blog. All images are property of The Aasgaard Company and cannot be used without approval. The grip in the deadlift is an often overlooked yet crucial piece of the puzzle when it comes to performance and the subsequent gainzZz™ from the lift. In the 2nd installment of The Problem series, we’ll discuss the intricacies of gripping the bar in the deadlift, and what to do about it. To begin, let’s discuss why we’re strength training in the first place. The rather obvious…
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Nutrition
February 24, 2017

In the Open: Nutritional Strategies for 17.1

17.1 (<<<PDF available here) A brief introduction and then we can get right into this. I'm Jordan. I'm a lifter, a doctor, and I help people with their nutrition, programming, technique, or existential crises. I've had the fortune to work with world-class competitors on many different stages including CrossFit Games level athletes. I get offended on the inside when people ask if I "just do macros", but I am a fan of objectively measured intake when it is appropriate. In any event, I thought it'd be cool to put out some information each week about how I'd plan a model athlete's…
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Your doctor is wrong about creatine. Jordan and Rip discuss common misinformation and conventional medical wisdom about creatine, the insulin spike resulting from protein consumption, and muscle protein synthesis on Episode 40 of the Starting Strength Podcast.

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