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Barbell Logic

Aug 29, 2017

Whiskey of the Week

Old Forester 1920 “The Merlot of Bourbons”


Alan tells us about how he prepped to become a Starting Strength Coach and the origin of the “Train Untamed!!” catch phrase.



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Austin Baraki

Aug 22, 2017

Whiskey of the Week

Slim Haney’s 1965 Seagram’s VO


Reynolds and Hambrick do a quick overview of the forces the body is subjected to when moving barbells.


The big takeaway is that we use our knowledge anatomy and of moment, torque, compression and tension to help us determine what the best possible form for...

Aug 15, 2017

This is part two of the hour+ long interview with our mentor, Mark Rippetoe.  For part one, click here.


Show Highlights

  • Rip meets Bill Starr!
  • Rip buys the gym and opens April 1, 1984
  • Small business experience
  • Legacy


Whiskey of the Week



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Aug 8, 2017

Whiskey of the Week

1986 J.W. Dant


Reynolds found this 375ml bottle in a drugstore in rural Missouri a couple of weeks ago.  He paid less than $10 for this delicious bourbon.  If you can find the old stuff, buy it.  If you find the new stuff, don’t.


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Aug 1, 2017

Matt and Scott analyze and justify every aspect of the Starting Strength Linear Progression.  The boys explain in why we use the weight, sets, reps, movements frequency and more in an easy to understand, in depth way. 


  • Why three sets?
  • Why five reps?
  • Why add weight each time?
  • When to add the power clean?
  • What...