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Barbell Logic

Jul 31, 2018

Matt and Scott discuss the content and format of the Starting Strength seminar, an intensive weekend full of lecture, technical analysis of the lifts, and practical coaching on the platform. The seminar is the culmination of the content presented in SSBBT and Practical Programming, combined with the platform segments...


Jul 24, 2018

Our sometimes curmudgeonly but always thoughtful co-host Scott Hambrick shares today some of the things that bring value to his life, and some of things that rob his life of value. And, well, as it turns out it's not things at all which bring him value, but rather people and experiences.

 

As he says, he tends to view...


Jul 17, 2018

Matt and Scott have talked a lot about voluntary hardship on the show, and how strength training tends to refine one's habits and mindset as well as the body. To that end, over his life and training career Matt has developed a set of values and refined them, and today he is sharing them with you. 

 

Of course, Matt's...


Jul 10, 2018

One common criticism of the Novice Linear Progression as detailed in Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training 3rd Edition is the lack of volume for upper body work, especially for the Press. The press is usually the first of the lifts to stall out during NLP, partly because the primary movers in the press...


Jul 3, 2018

It's not the sexiest topic, but being safe around barbells is extremely important if you want to have a long and healthy lifting career. Or simply not die. Like handling firearms, there are some basic rules for lifting barbells that will keep you safe. Follow these and you'll be able to lift safely and productively for...