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Jan 27, 2020

In part 3 of the MED Masterclass series, Matt walks through the transition from an HLM or Texas Method style program to his favorite program, the four-day split.


In the four-day split, a lifter trains four days instead of three, and performs an intensity and volume workout for each of the main lifts. Typically, the...

Jan 23, 2020

Every man dies, but not every man really lives. Count Professor Paul among the living. After a long, difficult battle with cancer in his neck, Paul Markel has emerged victorious and we are happy to welcome him back to the podcast.


We often talk about strength training as a sort of physical 401(k),  an investment in...

Jan 20, 2020

In the second masterclass on Minimum Effective Dose (MED) programming, Matt discusses the three principles or "rules" of MED, and offers specific examples of post-novice programming for the squat, deadlift, bench and press.



Squat - 16:05

Deadlift - *38:45 (after the midroll break)

Bench & Press -...

Jan 16, 2020

Matt and Scott are back with another round of Thursday Q&A. If you'd like to ask Matt and Scott a question, email and we'll feature you on a future Q&A episode!



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Jan 13, 2020

In 2019 Coach Matt delivered a series of lectures to the Barbell Logic staff on Minimum Effective Dose (MED) programming. MED is all about simplicity, identifying the smallest change you can make to a lifter's programming to keep him or her progressing.


Of course, MED is not a new concept for Barbell Logic. Matt...