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What I’m Reading

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By Jordan Feigenbaum Hey there, readers! A different kind of post today and luckily for those of you who are still recovering from reading about my CrossFit experience it’s a short one. I often get asked “What should I read?” as it pertains to increasing one’s knowledge base to advance their career in the fitness or strength and conditioning world. The answer to that question is simple. READ EVERYHING. No seriously, everything! Read journal articles, text books, blogs, editorials, etc. and consume as much as you can. On the other hand, a far more interesting (in my opinion) question is…

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Last Minute Christmas/Holiday Gifts For the Lifter On Your List

By | Misc., Training, Weightlifting | No Comments

By Jordan Feigenbaum MS, Starting Strength Staff, CSCS, HFS, USAW Club Coach Well folks, it’s that time of year again and though this is a little late, I just want to do right by all my fellow strength and conditioning junkies out there and give the people shopping for them some gift ideas. You know, ones that don’t completely suck. For other gift ideas, check out last year’s posts here, here,  here, and here. First off, some books! I was hoping my book would be done and out by now, but after switching the original plan- an eBook– to a…

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The Ultimate Top 5 List

By | Misc., Nutrition | 9 Comments

By Jordan Feigenbaum MS, CSCS, HFS, USAW CC, Starting Strength Staff I’ve been doing a lot of work with clients, the new website,  and others (see Reddit AMA #1 and #2) and it’s got me thinking: What are the most important things in training that people are doing wrong? Obviously this also tends to include things like nutrition, lifestyle factors, etc., but I’ve really been seeing a lot of common threads amongst people who need some help. So, without further ado here’s my Ultimate Top 5 List: Eat More Protein All things being equal, more protein is better from a…

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Got a burning question?

By | Misc., Nutrition | No Comments

Hey everyone! I hope y’all had a good holiday and are getting motivated for the best year yet (2013 in case you were wondering)! Inevitably either you, your friends/loved ones, or both will be getting “serious” about their training and nutrition in about a week or so. Just wanted to let everyone know that in addition to this blog that I’ve got a top-secret website dropping in January that I’ll be linking to very shortly. Here’s a screenshot of this sweet new site: Finally, I’ve got a new Q/A forum over at Starting Strength, which you can check out here!…

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18 Days Out…

By | Misc., Potpourri | One Comment

Keeping it rolling with some more gift ideas for the serious (or soon-to-be serious) trainee on you holiday list… 1) Best Belts Lifting Belt– 78.00-88.00 Belts have gotten a bad rap in recent times. Some (uninformed) people contend that lifting without a belt is somehow superior than to utilizing one of the oldest tools in a lifters’ arsenal. The fact of the matter is, a belt allows a lifter to actually contract their abs harder by giving them a surface to contract against Once this tactile cue is used by the lifter, his or her abdominal contraction without a belt…

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Meet Recap….Learning Lessons

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This past week I competed at the USAPL NE Regionals in Philadelphia, PA and had, by far, my worst performance at a meet ever. The reasons for the performance are multifactorial and I’ll attempt to briefly expound on them so others can learn from my mistakes. I’d also like to thank all the judges, officials, and meet promoters/sponsors for putting on such a good event. It goes without saying that the judging was strict, yet fair. The overall purpose for this meet, for me, was to go out and break some PR’s. I wasn’t as concerned with posting a high…

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