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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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In the Open (1)
Nutrition
February 24, 2017

In the Open: Nutritional Strategies for 17.1

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 eating and supplement…
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Training
January 25, 2017

Barbell Medicine Podcast Homepage

Last updated 2/19/2017 adding second podcast on hypertension to the list.  Podcast 1- Osteoarthritis  YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsHqdK-6xh4 SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/user-344313169/osteoarthritis iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/barbell-medicine-podcast/id1199780143 Podcast 2- Hypertension YouTube https://youtu.be/G0RukxNBOZo SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/user-344313169/podcast-2-high-blood-pressuer iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/osteoarthritis/id1199780143?i=1000380469498&mt=2  
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Training
July 9, 2016

Barbell Medicine’s Starting Strength Training Group

Why Barbell Training? The Starting Strength Linear Progression is an efficient, effective method to build strength for people from all walks of life from all different backgrounds. If you’ve never worked through a comprehensive strength training program (one with a plan, clear progress, and an end goal), the SS linear progression is for you. Some of you might want to lift a lot of weight. Some of you want to start small and take the next step in taking charge of your overall health and wellness by training. In improving your strength, which is the production of force against an…
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Training
May 19, 2016

General Strength Training Template for the Intermediate/Advanced

By Jordan Feigenbaum Hey there! I was contacted by Scivation a few months back to come up with a series of workouts geared toward improving strength, as this is right in my wheelhouse. They'll be releasing the workouts on their Instagram little by little, but I wrote a longer article to explain the how and whys of the program for those who are interested. First, let's get to the workouts. I've initially programmed three workouts per week that we’ll run for the first month before adjusting some of the variables for optimal progress: Workout 1 Competition Squat x 1 @…
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Misc.
April 14, 2016

What I’m Reading

By Jordan Feigenbaum Hey there, readers! A different kind of post today and luckily for those of you who are still recovering from reading about my CrossFit experience it's a short one. I often get asked "What should I read?" as it pertains to increasing one's knowledge base to advance their career in the fitness or strength and conditioning world. The answer to that question is simple. READ EVERYHING. No seriously, everything! Read journal articles, text books, blogs, editorials, etc. and consume as much as you can. On the other hand, a far more interesting (in my opinion) question is…
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Training
April 6, 2016

Powerlifter Switches to CrossFit, “Competes” in the Open, Hilarity Ensues

By Jordan Feigenbaum So this is about a week two weeks late, but I thought I would catalogue my thoughts about how my foray into the world of CrossFit has been going along with my reflections on the 2016 CrossFit Open. On October 17th I competed in my last powerlifting meet, 2015 USAPL Raw Nationals, where I took 4th out of 73 in the 93kg (205lb) open class with a 573 squat, 407 bench press, and 678 deadlift. It wasn't my best meet, but at that point I'd been dealing with a lot of burn out, frustration, and just plain…
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Training
January 5, 2016

The Beauty of the Bell Curve

By Austin Baraki, MD, SSC, ft. Leah Lutz “You refuse to settle for mediocrity in those around you, and you relentlessly push people to be the best version of themselves.” I received this compliment recently from a friend and client of mine, and it got me thinking. It got me thinking about my own experience with training, as well as the hundreds and hundreds of folks I’ve coached in the pool and on the platform. I reflected on all the lessons I’ve learned and I thought I’d write about it to provide some helpful perspective, especially for all the new…
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NewsNutrition
January 1, 2016

Transforming My Life, One Rep at a Time

By Leah Lutz Hardly a day goes by that someone doesn’t ask me about my new hobby, my new life, and my new confidence. My life has been profoundly altered with strength training and the nutrition coaching from Barbell Medicine. Three years ago, January 2013, I sent an email to a random guy on the internet, Jordan Feigenbaum, that changed my life. Hi Jordan, I have been reading on the nutrition forum , but I am interested in a private consult. I am way too embarrassed to put my stats on the internet, and I really need a plan.   I…
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NewsTraining
November 30, 2015

Starting Strength Camps in Australia

Tom Campitelli and I are going to visit Australia this January to hold a series of extended Starting Strength Camps. While camps normally cover one or two lifts, we will be spending approximately eight hours to go over the squat, press, and deadlift at each workshop. The hallmarks of Starting Strength instruction are the excellent quality of coaching and the favorable trainee-to-coach ratio. This tradition is continued with our Australian camps. We will go over the reasons why we teach the lifts as we do and then we will coach you on the platform to reinforce the material. The camps…
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NewsTraining
October 12, 2015

The Fatal Flaw of (most) Physical Therapy

By Austin Baraki, MD, SSC This past week I was alerted to a new article in the journal Physical Therapy by Falvey et al. titled “Rethinking Hospital-Acquired Deconditioning: Proposed Paradigm Shift” (abstract, thanks to Dr. Scotty Butcher for the tip). It is an excellent piece in one of the leading Physical Therapy journals that provides evidence-based practice recommendations, and is worth the read if you have journal access. Many of the concepts in today’s discussion were previously covered in the sarcopenia article series on this site (starting here), but I’d like to re-iterate some of the points made in this…
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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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