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.

Programming for the CrossFit Games Athlete pt. 1.5

Just a little pre-weekend update before I head down to Atlanta to hang out with the Starting Strength crew and help out at Rip’s seminar being held at AK CrossFit. Should be a good time, but I wanted to get into how I would go about identifying goals and programming them for the specific blocks […]

Programming for the CrossFit Games Athlete: Part I

By Jordan Feigenbaum Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few years, you’ve undoubtedly seen or heard of the CrossFit Games. An annual competition, the CrossFit Games (CFG) and their sponsors attract some of the top athletes from around the world to come and battle it out for the title “Fittest Man” […]

Cutting Water Weight For a Meet

By Jordan Feigenbaum MS, CSCS, HFS, USAW Club Coach Weight class sports, by definition, offer advantages to those who are at the top of their weight class and punishes those who are well under the upper limits. A lifter who wants to compete in the 198lb (90kg) weight class should weigh in at 198.9lbs to […]

Find Your Fire

While cruising Twitter this morning I saw this: The title of this blog post, Finding Your Fire, represents the single most important component in your training, nutrition, and other things in your life. When you find that motivation to consistently do the things that your goal or end results require you do, that’s when the […]

2012 USAPL Raw Nationals

I’ll be chronicling my participation in the USAPL Raw Nationals (181 class) on this post and will update it throughout the weekend. You can watch the live stream here Pre Meet Prep: Taper started two weeks ago. No heavy pulls in last 14 days. Hoping to be super fresh when I hit the platform. […]

To Be A Beast

By Jordan Feigenbaum MS, Starting Strength Staff, CSCS, HFS, USAW Club Coach Updated 01/26/2015: Finally, I have updated what has been the most viewed blog post on this website. This has been a long time coming, mainly to incorporate some changes as to how my thinking has evolved over two years as well as update […]

Barbell Forces: Levers, Moments, and Torque

By Jordan Feigenbaum MS, CSCS, HFS, USAW Club Coach DFM Director of Strength and Conditioning This article is all about force and it’s relationship to the body during a squat. While you might not ever think about what kinds of forces are going on when you squat (or should be squatting), understanding how force is […]

Hunger Games Part Two: Hormonal Hormones

This is part two of the multi-part Hunger Games series. Check out part one here. Ghrelin, as mentioned before is made by cells in the stomach and released in the bloodstream in ever-increasing amounts before meals. The longer one goes between meals, the more ghrelin will be released and the more stimulation there will be […]

Hunger Games: Part One

Hunger Games: Part One By Jordan Feigenbaum MS, CSCS, HFS, USAW Club Coach In this multi-part series I hope to start unraveling the science behind the phenomenon we call weight loss. My hope is that through an understanding of the mechanisms responsible for obesity and body-fat accumulation as well as body-fat loss and leanness, we […]

Meet Recap and a Challenge

Hey everyone! Thanks for checking out the blog once again. Today’s post is about my powerlifting meet (USAPL MO State Raw Meet) and a little challenge I’m extending to all of you. To the uninitiated, a powerlifting meet consists of three lifts- the squat, bench press, and deadlift. For each lift you have three attempts […]


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