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Barbell Medicine Podcast Homepage

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Last updated 2/19/2017 adding second podcast on hypertension to the list.  Podcast 1- Osteoarthritis  YouTube:  SoundCloud iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/barbell-medicine-podcast/id1199780143 Podcast 2- Hypertension YouTube SoundCloud iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/osteoarthritis/id1199780143?i=1000380469498&mt=2  

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

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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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The Beauty of the Bell Curve

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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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Starting Strength Camps in Australia

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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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The Fatal Flaw of (most) Physical Therapy

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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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September is Strength Month

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By Jordan Feigenbaum If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you probably have a vested interest in things pertaining to training, nutrition, and a healthy lifestyle. As such, I’m banking on the fact that you are likely “THE EXERCISE” or “THE HEALTH” person amongst your group of friends and I’d like to exploit that. Two weeks ago over at the Starting Strength website, Mark Rippetoe suggested that instead of the forum members trying to get him on a podcast like Joe Rogan’s, that we all do something proactive. He remarked: “How’s about you guys do something harder — and…

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Training in the Dark

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By Jordan Feigenbaum “Just keep putting in the work. You’ll be fine. You’re strong. You’ve got this. Focus, Jordan.” This was just some of my internal dialogue on the 25th of September last year (2014). I had just gotten done with some squats, which felt terrible at the time. They were heavy, painful, exhausting, and just about every negative descriptor you can conjure up- I was feeling that.  Those feelings pretty much describe my training during much of that particular meet prep, but then something even more unusual happened. I remember laying down to do some pin bench presses and I…

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The Double Funnel of Programming

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By Jordan Feigenbaum This post was inspired by a recent Facebook post of another coach, Jacob Tsypkin, owner of TZ Strength when he mentioned the idea of optimal exercise programming resembling a “Funnel.” This triggered a previously stored memory where I read of Canova and Gigliotti, two very prominent international-level endurance coaches, in the book The Science of Running. As an aside, that book is an excellent read even if you don’t care about endurance sports at all. It’s very well written and both the coaching and physiology in there are world-class. Now let’s get back to the funnel. In this model,…

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