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Barbell Logic

Oct 30, 2020

Lifters typically complete LP on a 3-day-a-week total body program.  At some point, it makes sense for most lifters to move to a 4-day-a-week program, with one day emphasizing the primarily lower body lifts (squat and deadlift) and the other day emphasizing the primarily upper body lifts (bench and press).  

The 4-day...


Oct 30, 2020

Old Man Texas Method serves as a post-novice program.  It differs from the typical Texas Method in that the volume is decreased, usually to 3 or 5 sets of 5 as opposed to the stereotypical 5 sets of 5.  

Matt and Scott also discuss driving up the volume stress and intensity stress and how those two stresses differ. ...


Oct 30, 2020

Matt and Scott talk with Andy Baker about a variety of topics including HLM, why LP ends, the relationship between volume and intensity, and more.  Enjoy this wide-ranging conversation.  

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Oct 28, 2020

Wendler 5/3/1 is one of the most popular strength programs around, with dozens if not hundreds of variants.  In this episode, Scott and Matt discuss Matt’s variation on it, which increases the volume and uses supplemental lifts.  

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Oct 28, 2020

A common question lifters ask is, “Do I need a deload.”  The answer is usually, “No,” but when and why should you deload, and what is a deload?

A deload is a programmed decrease in stress--usually lasting a week--that allows fatigue to dissipate without detraining.  Potential indicators that a deload is...