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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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Dialing in the Training: Three Case Studies

By | Nutrition, Training | 8 Comments

Jordan Feigenbaum MS, CSCS, HFS, USAW CC, Starting Strength Staff When it comes to dialing in the training there are numerous valid approaches that will result in changes in bodyweight, body composition, strength, and conditioning. The trick is to manipulate the correct variables at the correct time to get the preferred result. Each individual has specific goals, needs, and concerns that their particular training and nutritional approach should meet and in this article we’ll attempt to cover the most common goals, troubleshooting techniques, and dietary/training tweaks that actually work. Case Study #1: Jane Smith Stats: Weight: 165lbs Height: 5’8 Age:…

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The Truth About Gluten

By | Nutrition | 4 Comments

By Jordan Feigenbaum MS, CSCS, HFS, USAW CC, Starting Strength Staff Unless you’ve been living under a rock or living off the grid for some time, chances are you’ve at least heard about gluten and gluten-free diets. There is good reason for this as gluten and similar nutrients have been the subject of a flurry of recent research efforts and clinical observations. To begin, let’s talk about what gluten is and why we’re even bringing it up. Gluten is a protein that’s found in all products containing wheat, barley, rye and other foods as a binding agent and even in…

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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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Don’t Get Mistaken For Santa Claus

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By Jordan Feigenbaum MS, CSCS, HFS, USAW CC, Starting Strength Coach Anyone who knows me or has read anything I’ve published in recent history knows I don’t buy into the “watch what you eat around the holidays so you don’t get fat” hype. My reasoning is quite simple, the holidays are a time to cherish your family and friends, relax, and not worry about how many calories, carbohydrates, etc. you’re taking in. If you bring your food scale to my Christmas dinner, I’m slamming the door in your face….seriously. On the other hand, there’s this weird behavior trend that I’ve…

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The Nutrition Continuum

By | Nutrition | 3 Comments

By Jordan Feigenbaum MS, Starting Strength Coach, CSCS, HFS, USAW CC Yea, it’s that time again Resolution Time! People will be thinking about, discussing, and ultimately arguing about the diet that they’re going to start for the new year. People have this interesting desire to be “right” when it comes to the diet or protocol they pick, so much so that they’ll argue extensively to prove their diet’s superiority (ultimately showing they are just sooooo smart). Guess what, Virginia? All diets/protocols that are worth the paper or bandwidth they occupy works via the same principle, caloric restriction. Somebody just got mad…….

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