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Barbell Logic

Jan 25, 2021

Matt, Niki, & Andrew answer your strength training (and random) questions.   
  1. 1:23 
    On the squat at powerlifting meets:  Why do they have several people spotting lifters at a meet as opposed to having a lifter squat in a power rack with safety arms?
  2. 4:22
    Questions on distal bicep tendon reattachment surgery & spiders: ...

Jan 20, 2021

Many people who come to barbell training have exercised before but haven't necessarily trained.  How do you make the switch from exercise to training.  Matt, Niki, and Andrew help you make the jump to training.  

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Jan 15, 2021

Bringing it all together, how do we stay grounded with body image; gaining & losing weight; fueling training; staying excited for months, years, and decades of training.  Niki & Gillian share their thoughts.  

We need to develop and maintain realistic expectations and remain grateful for what we have and can do.  We need...

Jan 13, 2021

The gym, powerlifting meets, locker rooms:  these all have specific sensory mosaics specific to themselves.  Niki & Gillian talk about all the many senses you experience in the different strength settings--the sights, scents, tastes, noises, and textures).  They then delve into how these can affect your performance and...

Jan 12, 2021

Failure arrives unexpectedly on the longer road to greatness and self-improvement.  Any meaningful pursuit will come with low points and mistakes.  Niki & Gillian discuss approaching and dealing with failure, injuries, low points, and mistakes.  

We need to enjoy our pursuits--even if we don’t enjoy every minute of...