5 Fitness Myths That Need to Die

By Jordan Feigenbaum MS, Starting Strength Staff, CSCS, HFS, USAW Club Coach After explaining these same issues over and over again literally hundreds of times in great detail, I figured I’d put up an abridged version for the ADHD/4 hour work week crowd. These 5 common fallacies have been around too damn long and they […]

Food is Medicine Power Point Presentation

Hey everyone, you can access my power point presentation from the FIM lecture today. I will be making a YouTube video with the slideshow + narration over the next few days. Until then, sit tight! Link to PowerPoint

Treadmills in the Workplace, Say What?

Recently got this question on my forum and thought I’d post it here for all to see. Question: I’m interested in your opinion on the following and whether it would negatively impact strength gains or maintaining strength. My employer has made a number of ‘treadmill desks’ available to us. Basically, a treadmill below a standing-height […]

2013 USAPL/IPF Raw Challenge @ The Arnold Report

Hey everyone!! Thanks for all the support and for checking up on me. It was a fun day at the Arnold and although things didn’t go as well as planned I still had a blast and learned a lot. Additionally, I saw some super impressive lifters. Here’s how the day went:Wake Up Call: 530am. Headed […]

Vegetarian Atkins?

By Jordan Feigenbaum MS, CSCS, HFS, USAW CC, Starting Strength Staff This study, The Effect of a Plant-Based Low-Carbohydrate (“Eco-Atkins”) Diet on Body Weight and Blood Lipid Concentrations in Hyperlipidemic Subjects, by Jenkins et al. was published in the June 2009 edition of the Archives of Internal Medicine in Volume 169 (11): 1046-1054. You can […]

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 […]

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 […]


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