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Barbell Logic

Jan 23, 2018

Matt and Scott talk nutrition with Registered Dietician and Starting Strength Coach Robert Santana. In the first of a two-part series, Robert lays out the basics of nutrition for barbell trainees. Robert talks about his philosophy for nutritional intervention, including the importance of habits, incremental changes, and...

Jan 19, 2018

Matt and Scott catch up with Tom Campitelli during the inaugural nationals meet for the US Strengthlifting Federation. The USSF is a new lifting federation hosting competitions in the squat, overhead press, and deadlift, with some notable rules deviations from traditional powerlifting meets. Tom talks about creating the...

Jan 16, 2018

By now we're familiar with the Novice LP as used by rank novices. But does the usefulness of LP end there? Hardly! Today Matt and Scott talk about the effectiveness of LP beyond the initial novice phase, including rehabbing from injury, sickness, and significant time off, increasing loads following a form breakthrough,...

Jan 12, 2018

Matt and Scott talk to firearms and tactical expert James Yeager, founder of Tennessee based Tactical Response. James was also joined by his daughter Heather, owner of Camden Strength and aspiring SSC. The group talks about becoming harder to kill, the warrior mentality and its application to barbell training.



Jan 9, 2018

Matt and Scott clarify their stance on some of the topics introduced thus far, including learning to grind as a novice, the role of volume and intensity in driving progress in the novice LP and beyond, and adjusting programming for different populations.


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