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 Coaching & Academy Q&A #378 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:05

Matt & CJ Gotcher answer your questions about the Academy and coaching, including when you should fire a client, how Matt's coaching practice has changed, the PBC process, and how to know if coaching is NOT right for you.  CJ Gotcher is a staff coach for Barbell Logic and the Academy Director. 

 BLOC Party Q&A #377 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:43

Enjoy the panel Q&A that ended the 2021 BLOC Party. Listen to Dr. Puder, Matt Reynolds, Gillian Ward, Niki Sims, Andrew Jackson, & CJ Gotcher answer questions from the BLOC Party attendees. Topics include nutrition post-vacation, finding clients in a new location, training to looked more jacked, and countering the effects of sitting.

 The Whole Picture of Health (The BLOC Party 2021) - #376 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:29

This podcast is a recording from the 2021 BLOC Party. It was the first presentation on Saturday, August 7th that Matt & Niki gave to the staff, coaches, client, friends, and family of Barbell Logic. It comes from a emerging idea that Matt and other staff and coaches at Barbell Logic have been developing, which is that STRENGTH CANNOT COME AT ALL COSTS.

 Accountability the Key to Achievement with Thomas Frank #375 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:19

Thomas Frank, popular YouTuber on productivity and related tips, joins Matt to discuss his journey as a Barbell Logic Online Coaching client as he just recently achieved a 1000-lb powerlifting total. You can learn more about Thomas Frank at his YouTube channel. Thomas is publishing a video on his channel documenting his journey. 

 How to Build a Power Athlete with NFL Veteran John Welbourn S17Ep5 - The Competition Series | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:14

John Welbourn joins Scott & Matt to discuss his journey from skinny kid to NFL athlete to fitness figure trying to share the benefits of strength & fitness.

 USSF with Jordan Stanton S17Ep4 - The Competition Series | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:54

Jordan Stanton, the President of the United States Strengthlifting Federation (USSF) joins Matt & Scott to discuss the differences between USSF & other federations. 3 things stand out with USSF: weigh-outs vs weigh-ins, press not bench press, and no judging commands.

 Sports Specific Training S17Ep3 - The Competition Series | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:46

We understand that some people don’t train strength just for general health or quality of life, but to improve their performance in a sport or physical activity. How do you both train strength and improve sports performance?

 Meet Day S17Ep2 - The Competition Series | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:04

Despite the fact that meets are fun and help give more purpose to our training, they can be a long, stressful day, and we recommend having a coach or handler who can worry about the administrative and logistical things (when are you up, get you food and drinks, etc.). There are many common pitfalls that people tend to do their first meet.

 Prepping for Your First Meet S17Ep1 - The Competition Series | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:58

You signed up for your first meet: what do you do now? Scott & Matt discuss what to do now. A huge part of preparing for a meet is realizing the purpose of the meet. The purpose of the meet is to set PRs, give your training a purpose, have some fun, meet some people, and leave feeling encouraged about lifting. Nobody cares who wins.

 Travel Hacks for Lifters #374 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:26

Training while traveling presents challenges, whether your a frequent business traveler or someone who only travels to visit family or for vacation. Either way, we have to decide to train or not to train and then how to adjust training before, during, and after to best meet our goals.

 Reexamining the Exercise Selection Criteria with Noah Hayden Pt2 #373 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:10

Noah Hayden continues his discussion with Niki & Matt, now laying out & discussing his proposed exercise selection criteria and programming criteria. 

 Reexamining the Exercise Selection Criteria with Noah Hayden Pt1 #372 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:46

Noah Hayden joins Matt & Niki to reexamine the exercise selection criteria.  Noah first pitched these ideas in episode 3 of the Barbell Health Series & then Noah Hayden refined them in an article for Barbell Logic.

 Time:The Most Valuable Resource-The Productivity Series S16E8 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:53

Time is your most valuable resource, and you don’t know how much of it you have on this earth. Because of this, protecting time, being efficient, and knowing when to trade money for time is important. Its importance heightens if you find yourself in a situation where you make enough money that you can make more money on your work than completing a menial task, such as mowing the lawn or cleaning the house. You might actually make more money paying someone else to do this.

 Early to Bed, Early to Rise... Why You Should Wake Up Early-The Productivity Series S16E7 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:10

Chris & Matt Reynolds like to wake up early and GET AFTER IT. If you don’t, that’s okay, but you might try before you write this off and it’s super important to have a consistent sleep schedule regardless of when you go to bed and wake up.

 Focus! The Missing Key to Success-The Productivity Series S16E6 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:44

Let’s talk about focus. This is something people don’t do well these days. Focus has atrophied due to smartphones, social media, the internet, TV, etc. Focus, however, is critical to productivity, success, happiness, and getting done deep work. 


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