Jordan Feigenbaum

Jordan Feigenbaum, owner of Barbell Medicine, has an academic background including a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Master of Science in Anatomy and Physiology, and Doctor of Medicine. Jordan also holds accreditations from many professional training organizations including the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, USA Weightlifting, CrossFit, and is a former Starting Strength coach and staff member. He’s been coaching folks from all over the world  for over a decade through Barbell Medicine. As a competitive powerlifter, Jordan has competition best lifts of a 640lb squat, 430lb bench press, 275lb overhead press, and 725lb deadlift as a 198lb raw lifter.


Creatine: Benefits, Side Effects & Safe Consumption

Creatine is one of the most widely consumed dietary supplements globally, accounting for an estimated $520 million dollars-a-year market by 2024. [1] On top of that, dietary supplements are quite popular, with approximately 75% of Americans reported taking at least one in the previous year. [2] Despite its popularity, many questions remain about supplemental creatine […]

The Science of Weight Lifting Belts

The use of lifting belts dates back at least to the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Long before that, it is said that Milo of Croton, the legendary Greek athlete who reportedly lifted a calf every day of his training during the 4-year period between Olympic games, would craft a belt out of the […]

Exercise's effects on headaches

How Does Exercise Affect Headaches?

Headaches are a common, painful, and oftentimes disabling symptom that can pop-up during exercise or at rest. Exercise may be useful for not only reducing migraine frequency in many, but also for improving nearly every aspect of general health in the population. Individuals who frequently experience the onset of headache during exercise should work with their physician to make sure there isn’t an underlying medical cause.

Sobrecarga Progresiva

Cuando la gente comienza su aventura en el gimnasio, empieza a aprender muchos de los principios básicos de la programación Términos como “adaptación”, “recuperación” y “especificidad” entran en juego en el contexto de las metas individuales de cada uno, ya se busque ganancias de fuerza, potencia, resistencia cardiorespiratoria o una habilidad especifica. El principio de […]

Progressive Loading

[This article is also available in Spanish / Este artículo también está disponible en español] When starting their training journey, people begin to learn many of the fundamental principles of programming and progression. Terms like “adaptation”, “recovery”, and “specificity” come into focus in the context of the person’s individual goals, whether they are focused on […]

Collagen Protein and Tendinopathy

Collagen is a protein found in many tissues in animals and humans, ultimately making up about 30% of the entire body’s protein content. Di Lullo 2002 While there are over 20 different types of collagen, the main types found in humans are I, II, and III. Type I is the most common and is found […]

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 […]

Barbell Medicine Guide to Protein

The word protein is derived from the Greek proteios meaning “primary” or “taking first place.” This is appropriate, as proteins are found everywhere in the body, from skeletal muscle to visceral organs as well as the skin and blood. Wu 2016  What is Protein? Structurally, proteins are made up of individual amino acids linked by […]

The Genetics of Exercise Adherence

In the late 17th century physician-philosopher John Locke published An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, which suggested that the mind was a blank slate at birth and that all behaviors could be attributed to the environment, past or present, they were exposed to.  From that point forward, the nature versus nurture debate, i.e. whether behavior is […]

The Effect of Resistance Training on High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is a key vital sign that describes the force the blood exerts on the walls of the blood vessels. Blood pressure readings are comprised of both the systolic (the “top” number) and diastolic (the “bottom” number) values that correspond to the contraction or relaxation phases of the cardiac cycle, respectively. As of this […]


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