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8-Week Barbell Medicine Novice to Intermediate Strength Program The Bridge Authors: Jordan Feigenbaum, MD and Austin Baraki, MD Black Box Warning Dose 3x Weekly Side Effects Increased strength, muscle size, work capacity, improved technique, and programming knowledge. Side Effects Increased strength, muscle size, work capacity, improved technique, and programming knowledge. “I have struggled for a …

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The Bridge

This is an expanded version of our Free Bridge Template with user-selected exercise variation and updated volume and intensity prescriptions based on data collected from previous users. Additionally, this new template has been redesigned to match our latest templates with respect to usability and formatting.

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Coaching Interested in Working with Barbell Medicine? Barbell Medicine offers many free online resources for training, health, and nutrition, and we hope you spend plenty of time looking into those via our articles, YouTube, newsletter, and podcasts. However many want another level of personal coaching and interaction with the Barbell Medicine team. Sometimes you know …

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Training With A “Spondy” Part II: Returning To Activity

In part one of this article series we discussed terminology, incidence, and the implications of spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis. In this second and final installment, we’ll discuss returning to training, sport, and competition. The majority of Barbell Medicine readers dealing with back pain or who have been diagnosed with spondy are likely concerned about returning to …

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She lost over 25 pounds and stepped on stage. Here’s what she learned.

Prologue  Alexis Irwin has been a client of mine for some time now. Together, we’ve successfully added hundreds of pounds to her lifts in total and improved technique, but the weight loss end of the bargain was always a little harder for some reason. Fast forward to late January when Alexis approached me about competing …

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Training with a “Spondy” Part I: Introduction & General Concepts

Spondylolysis or spondylolisthesis are two intimidating words that are often described as representing a “broken back”. These aren’t words anyone wants to hear when experiencing back pain. Doctors and physical therapists often provide complicated and ominous-sounding explanations, such as a “fracture of the pars interarticularis”. From the start there is so much complexity in this …

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The Effects of Sleep Restriction on Weight Management and Body Composition

Obesity is a chronic disease resulting from genetic, environmental, and psychosocial factors resulting in increased adipose (fat) tissue that increases the risk of disease such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers, which are some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death. Mechanick 2017  As of 2015, over 100 million children and …

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The Menstrual Cycle, Estrogen and Performance: Part II

Discussing the biological plausibility that the menstrual cycle affects physical performance requires an understanding of the menstrual cycle’s physiology, exercise’s effect on that physiology, and how changes in the hormones driving the menstrual cycle affect muscles.  In part one of this article series, we covered the physiology of the menstrual cycle. In this article, we’ll dive …

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