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Jordan Feigenbaum

Press Like A Pro: The Classic Press

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“How do I increase my press?”- The Internet 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 a…

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By | Nutrition | 3 Comments

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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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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We are very excited about our upcoming inaugural Barbell Medicine seminar in San Antonio, TX (link). As the final few spots for this seminar sell out, we are already planning additional seminars around the country later in the year (including Sacramento (link) and Philadelphia)! 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…

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Q/A with Dr. Baraki and Dr. Feigenbaum

By | Nutrition, Training | 3 Comments

    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. [00:00:30] 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…

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In the Open: Nutrition Strategy for 17.2

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Week number 2 is here and guess what….more dumbbells! Great! Let’s get into it: The Workout: 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 have…

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The Grip Problem

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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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In the Open: Nutritional Strategies for 17.1

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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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Barbell Medicine’s Starting Strength Training Group

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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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General Strength Training Template for the Intermediate/Advanced

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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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