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Barbell Logic

Dec 28, 2021

Matt & Niki discuss when the human element inhibits an MED modification from being the right change for a lifter. This is a re-release of episode 341.

Many BLOC coaches have found a pattern where advanced clients get bored with a program, and oftentimes this happens EVEN WHEN THE PROGRAM IS WORKING (i.e. producing PRs...

Dec 21, 2021

Matt & Niki discuss training & programming when you prioritize PRs and chasing numbers in the gym. This is a re-release of episode 347.

This really applies to intermediate & advanced lifters, as PRs tend to come with novice & early intermediate training. As you advance as a lifter, life can prevent optimal training, so...

Dec 14, 2021

Niki and Andrew discuss what to do when training becomes a drag. This is a re-release of episode 337. 

Different reasons can arise to make training a drag. You might simply get a little burnt out after months and years of training. PRs don't happen as much, and you might not just hit one or two workouts where you lack...

Dec 7, 2021

Niki & Gillian discuss the concept of small wins and their value in nutrition (and training). 

Big goals can be scary and overwhelming, and--regardless of the enormity of the goal--little actions, small decisions, and changes of habit accumulate to make the goal accomplishment a reality. We have to ensure we have a way...

Nov 30, 2021

Matt & CJ answer your coaching questions, including ACL tears, improving vertical jump, coaching blind lifters, and coaching obese lifters. 
0:00 Introduction

2:51 Nutrition Questions from Strength Clients
-what is your professional scope? know it, can refer out, and admit if you can't answer the question
-if you...