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As Socrates counseled, know thyself, so those of us at Barbell Logic and SSOC evaluate (and re-evaluate) who we are as our audience and business grows. To that end, Matt and the staff at SSOC have developed a set of core values which spell out the identity of the company. SSOC / Barbell Logic Core Values (cont'd) 6. We invest in ourselves 7. We take initiative 8. We invest in the community 9. We are professional
Blake and Katie Roache, founders of Dominion Strength Training, dropped by the Barbell Logic studio to chat with Matt and Scott about their journey of discovering strength training to founding a company that builds one of the best belts on the market. Use the discount code "fahveoff" to save 5% on any order at Dominion Strength! https://www.dominionstrengthtraining.com
As Socrates counseled, know thyself, so those of us at Barbell Logic and SSOC evaluate (and re-evaluate) who we are as our audience and business grows. To that end, Matt and the staff at SSOC have developed a set of core values which spell out the identity of the company. SSOC / Barbell Logic Core Values 1. We believe in who we are 2. We choose what is right over everything else 3. We strive to be the best at what we do 4. We want to wow with outstanding service 5. We accept personal responsibility
From everyone at Barbell Logic, Happy Thanksgiving! We hope your holiday is filled with much gluttony and intemperance... and we'll even forgive you for having a slice or two of pumpkin pie (just don't tell Scott). To make your Friday the Blackest of All, SSOC is having a MAJOR sale on online coaching. Use the discount code "turkeygains" to get THREE MONTHS of coaching, a Barbell Logic water bottle, SSOC t-shirt, and a gift-wrapped card -- all for $499. The sale runs from Nov 22nd - Nov 25th midnight.
Matt and Scott share their strategies for improving your productivity so that you can spend less time working on mundane tasks and more time on the things that bring you value, like strength training. They discuss their favorite tools for staying organized and strategies for making sure you spend most of your work time on important things, not just urgent things.
Matt and Scott answer your questions in Q&A #5. This week they answer: 1. What is your favorite cocktail right now? 2. What lifting equipment have you bought lately? 3. Do you ever put intermediate and advanced lifters back onto LP? 4. Who are your favorite SSOC clients?
Matt and Scott tackle the question of sport specific training: how should athletes train for their sport? The simple answer is... just like anyone else! While athletes need to consider the demands of their practice when programming their training, their training advancement occurs no differently than a gen pop trainee. https://startingstrength.com/article/the-two-factor-model-of-sports-performance
Matt and Scott answer your questions in Q&A #4. This week they answer: 1. What makes you rage? 2. What kind of data do you have on SSOC client progress? 3. For the general population, do you prefer the Press 2.0 or the Classic Press? 4. How do you manage training while traveling, when you don't have your regular equipment? 5. What macro-friendly foods have you found lately? 6. How do you manage toddlers in the gym? 7.How do you drive continuous improvement in your coaching and training programs?
#122 - Starting Strength vs Powerlifting
Matt and Scott answer your questions in Q&A #3 and this time they read a handful of iTunes reviews. This week they answer: 1. What physical, mental, or medical conditions would preclude someone from barbell training? 2. If a trainee misses a workout in a HLM program, is there anything you can do to avoid messing up the whole week? 3. From Matt B: Why doesn't Online Great Books read Gilgamesh as part of the reading progression. Isn't it even older than Homer? 4. What does a good training log look like
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 few years -- many hundreds and counting.
Matt and Scott answer your questions in Q&A #2. 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 in the last 10 years? 3.) Can Scott expound Socratically on the first sentence of the first chapter of the Blue Book (SS:BBT 3rd Ed)? 4.) For starting a collection of American whiskeys, what are the absolute essential foundation purchases? Send us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Building on Episode #116, Advanced Programming Methods for Strength, Matt and Scott discuss the intricacies of block programming and their preferred templates.
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: Can accessory lifts be useful for form corrections? How do we prioritize the 3 Criteria (for exercise correction)? How do you help clients set long-term goals when they are only looking short-term? What's the proper state of mind to overcome negative thoughts and missing reps session after session?
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 #100 -- and today they walk through their own philosophy. Advanced athletes, loosely defined, have progressed to the point where they can no longer make workout to workout, or week to week progress. Though the word "advanced" conjures an image of very strong, heavy lifters for many people, advanced trainees can vary drastically.