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Barbell Logic

Oct 29, 2018

One question received in the recent Q&A sessions deserved its own episode. A listener wrote in with the question (paraphrased): what kind of R&D are you working on as coaches? Matt explores the question by reflecting on the sheer number of Masters-aged lifters he and the other coaches at SSOC have coached over the past...


Oct 25, 2018

Matt and Scott answer your questions in Q&A #2. Listeners submitted questions via email and Instagram and the boys will tackle them over the course of several episodes.

 

This week they answer:

  1. What are your views on metcons (metabolic conditioning)?
  2. What are the largest changes in your thinking about strength training...


Oct 22, 2018

Building on Episode #116, Advanced Programming Methods for Strength, Matt and Scott discuss the intricacies of block programming and their preferred templates.

 

Block training is laid out in a few stages:

  1. Accumulation phase
  2. Transmutation or Intensification phase ("Heavification" if you're Scott Hambrick)
  3. Realization...


Oct 18, 2018

Matt and Scott answer your questions in the first ever podcast Q&A. Listeners submitted questions via Instagram and the boys will tackle them over the course of several episodes.

 

This week they answer:

  1. Can accessory lifts be useful for form corrections?
  2. How do we prioritize the 3 Criteria (for...


Oct 15, 2018

Matt and Scott have touched on advanced programming a few times during the show -- most notably with Andy Baker's approach to advanced programming in episode #104 -- and today they walk through their own philosophy. Advanced athletes, loosely defined, have progressed to the point where they can no longer make workout...