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 #41 - Transitioning from Stronglifts to Starting Strength | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:17

Matt and Scott address followers of the popular Stronglifts 5x5 program and how they can continue the gainzZz train by switching to the Starting Strength Linear Progression. As Stronglifts prescribes a substantially higher work volume than SSLP, trainees often leave a lot of pounds on the table following Stronglifts as they fail to recover workout to workout. Moving to the lower volume SSLP allows for additional recovery and, consequently, more strength adaptation.

 #40 - Barbell Logic Extra: Catching up with the Inimitable Niki Sims | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:24

Matt and Scott catch up with Starting Strength Coach and general badass Niki Sims. Aside from being a veteran SS staff coach, Niki is a team leader at Starting Strength Online Coaching and, more recently, has become the Relationships Manager at SSOC. In today's episode Niki talks about her strength journey and growing as a coach from humble crossfit beginnings.

 #39 - Merry Christmas from Barbell Logic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:28

Sincerely from your friends at Barbell Logic - Matt Reynolds, Scott Hambrick, and Producer Trent - we wish you a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year to come. Today Scott shares a selection of treasured music from his library.

 #38 - Barbel Logic Extra: Rehabbing and Excelling after Shoulder Surgery, Charity Hambrick | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:12

Matt and Scott chat with Charity Hambrick SSC about her rehab experience following shoulder surgery. Just four months after surgery, Charity went on to press the second highest lift among women at the 2017 Starting Strength Fall Classic in Wichita Falls.

 #37 - How to be a Coachable Client | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:48

Today Matt and Scott discuss coachability and the qualities that define the ideal student of the barbell. Whether you are a new trainee just beginning your training, an experienced lifter working with a coach for the first time, or even someone who has trained with a coach for a while, there are a handful of things you need to do to optimize your experience and be a coachable client.

 #36 - Barbell Logic Extra: Hambrick's Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:36

In this week's Extra Matt interviews the man of mystery himself, Barbell Logic co-host Scott Hambrick. Scott talks about growing up in rural Oklahoma, walking out of a college degree to become a business mogul with Data Storage Inc, and transforming from fat, out of shape to strong, beefy husband and father of two.

 #35 - The TRUTH about the Bill Starr Rehab Protocol | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:24

Matt and Scott discuss Bill Starr's legendary method for rehabbing muscle injuries. They discuss the types of injuries appropriate for Starr rehab, why it works, and Matt discusses his own experience rehabbing a bad pec tear. 

 #34 - Barbell Logic Extra: Reynolds' Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:47

Scott interviews Matt about his own path through life, from skinny high school nerd to elite powerlifter and pro strongman. Matt talks about his struggles transitioning from school teacher to STRONG gym owner, working through the ups and downs of marriage, and ultimately launching the wildly successful Starting Strength Online Coaching business.

 #33 - A Rational Philosophy for Early Intermediate Programming | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:10

Matt and Scott dive deeper in the how's and why's of early intermediate programming. The coaches talk stress-recovery-adaptation as a new intermediate, introducing heavy singles to training, and the proper balance of volume and intensity.

 #32 - Barbell Logic Extra: Bacon Definitely is Rad, Michael Montfort | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:30

Matt and Scott talk with WFAC member and bacon aficionado Michael Montfort. Listen to Michael's story of Crossfit redemption, training with Rip and Company, and getting strong AF.

 #31 - Reynolds' 5/3/1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:20

Matt and Scott break down Reynolds' variant of 5/3/1, and how and when to work it into intermediate training. Today we introduce heavy singles, RPE, accessories, conditioning, and we tie it all back to the movements discussed in last week's 4 Day Split episode.

 #30 - Barbell Logic Extra: Meet the Man Behind the Sound, Producer Trent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:22

Matt and Scott chat with the man behind the mixing board, Barbell Logic producer Trent Jones. Listen to Trent's strength journey with the Starting Strength organization and get a glimpse of future plans for the Barbell Logic podcast.

 #29 - The Four Day Split | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:41

Matt and Scott delve into intermediate programming with variations on the four-day split. They touch on details including implementing the split on a weekly and multi-week basis, incorporating supplemental and accessory movements, programming around injuries, and modifying the split for older lifters.

 #28 - Barbell Logic Extra: A Discussion with #TheJackedPriest, Fr. John Floeder | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:55

#28 - Barbell Logic Extra: A Discussion with #TheJackedPriest, Fr. John Floeder

 #27 - Embracing the Grind | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:56

Matt and Scott discuss the all-important grind, the “hard” factor in the simple + hard + effective equation.


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