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How To Measure Your Waist Correctly

By | Nutrition | 21 Comments

If you’ve been paying attention to our latest podcasts, articles, Q/A’s, and other content then you’ve likely heard us discuss the importance of waist circumference in determining who is a good candidate for weight gain and who could stand to lose a bit of weight. Waist circumference is a quick, low-cost piece of data with reams of scientific evidence relating the distance around your abdomen with health outcomes like premature death, diabetes, heart disease, stroke risk, etc. While the aforementioned disease processes have many variables contributing to their development and burden, we have large, well-designed studies showing that males and…

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Does YOUR metabolism change with weight loss?

By | Nutrition | 6 Comments

Yes. Your metabolism changes when you lose weight. Some of these changes are good, e.g. decreased fasting blood sugar, improved cholesterol measures, decreased storage of fat in places you don’t want it like your liver and waist, etc. Not all of the metabolic changes are good however, and in recent times there has been much discussion and handwringing over the role of metabolic adaptation (sometimes referred to as “metabolic damage”) in the setting of weight loss. The idea is, given that body mass is controlled by the balance of energy expenditure versus energy intake, that in periods of caloric restriction,…

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Barbell Medicine QuickStart Guide

By | Nutrition, Training | 3 Comments

Introduction Welcome to the Barbell Medicine Quick-Start Guide. Whether you’re here for the first time or a long time reader, thanks for joining us. We’re hopeful that this resource will be useful for you and we’re pumped that you’re here and ready to make some changes to your training and nutrition! First, a brief aside about Barbell Medicine for the uninitiated. As of this writing, Barbell Medicine is comprised of Jordan Feigenbaum MD, MS, SSC, Austin Baraki MD,SSC, Leah Lutz SSC, Alan Thrall SSC, Vanessa Burman RD, and Jessica Griffith RN. The company was formed officially in 2011 with the…

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From the Newsletter: A Word on Salt

By | Nutrition | 6 Comments

If you’re reading this, please raise your hand if you’ve heard the phrase “Americans eat too much salt” or, alternatively, that we should “cut back our salt intake”? Show of hands? Ah, yes- seems like everyone has heard that or even possibly said that perhaps. However, what does the evidence say about salt intake and chronic disease? The current World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendation is that we take in 2000-2400mg of sodium per day, with some organizations like the American Heart Association suggesting that we should take in <2000mg of sodium per day. For reference, sodium and salt are not…

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Q/A with Dr. Baraki and Dr. Feigenbaum

By | Nutrition, Training | 3 Comments

    Dr. Feigenbaum:                Hey, welcome back to the Barbell Medicine Podcast. I’m Dr. Feigenbaum, I’m joined here with Dr. Baraki. This is another Q&A episode, and we like doing these things- Dr. Baraki:                              Or episodes. Dr. Feigenbaum:                Episodes, potentially. [00:00:30] We have a lot of questions to get through, so we’re going to have a slightly different format this time. What I will do, is I will play moderator, the first tank-top wearing moderator that the internet has ever seen, and I will read the question. I’m going to give Dr. Baraki one minute to respond, I have a…

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In the Open: Nutrition Strategy for 17.2

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Week number 2 is here and guess what….more dumbbells! Great! Let’s get into it: The Workout: Duration: 12 minutes Like last week, this has quite a big aerobic piece to it given the length of the workout and the different movements may allow those with a big engine to keep moving, provided their grip holds out. I also expect this workout to be more of a one and done situation compared to last week because of the risk for tearing up the hands and significant volume of lunges that ultimately would compromise next week’s performance. If you’re on the bubble, you’ll have…

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In the Open: Nutritional Strategies for 17.1

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17.1 (<<<PDF available here) A brief introduction and then we can get right into this. I’m Jordan. I’m a lifter, a doctor, and I help people with their nutrition, programming, technique, or existential crises. I’ve had the fortune to work with world-class competitors on many different stages including CrossFit Games level athletes. I get offended on the inside when people ask if I “just do macros”, but I am a fan of objectively measured intake when it is appropriate. In any event, I thought it’d be cool to put out some information each week about how I’d plan a model athlete’s…

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Transforming My Life, One Rep at a Time

By | News, Nutrition | 13 Comments

By Leah Lutz Hardly a day goes by that someone doesn’t ask me about my new hobby, my new life, and my new confidence. My life has been profoundly altered with strength training and the nutrition coaching from Barbell Medicine. Three years ago, January 2013, I sent an email to a random guy on the internet, Jordan Feigenbaum, that changed my life. Hi Jordan, I have been reading on the nutrition forum [at startingstrength.com], but I am interested in a private consult. I am way too embarrassed to put my stats on the internet, and I really need a plan. …

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Watch the Barbell Medicine Nutrition Seminar Online!

By | Nutrition | 4 Comments

This past Winter Tom Campitelli and I once again toured through Europe. While in London, we visited CrossFit Perpetua where I did a nutrition seminar to a very small group- mainly because it was like a day or two before Christmas. Anyway, we recorded it, cleaned it up, and finally have uploaded it for rent or purchase on Vimeo-On-Demand. You can check it out here One drawback to posting things like this is that the video is static whereas my ideas and current thinking constantly evolve. While I don’t have any specific examples of things in this video that I…

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GainzZz™ in Clinical Practice Part IV

By | Nutrition, Training | 5 Comments

By Austin Baraki Sorry for the delay, folks! I’ve been busy graduating from medical school :). We’ve made it to the fourth, final, and most important article in our series. Before we begin, let’s briefly review what we’ve covered so far. In our first article we defined sarcopenia as a loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength/performance, and discussed the mechanisms that contribute to muscle protein breakdown. In part II we showed how to stimulate muscle protein synthesis (MPS). We then looked at how this translates into muscle hypertrophy, and proved that “it’s never too late” – no matter how…

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