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Barbell Logic

Jan 23, 2020

Every man dies, but not every man really lives. Count Professor Paul among the living. After a long, difficult battle with cancer in his neck, Paul Markel has emerged victorious and we are happy to welcome him back to the podcast.


We often talk about strength training as a sort of physical 401(k),  an investment in...

Jan 20, 2020

In the second masterclass on Minimum Effective Dose (MED) programming, Matt discusses the three principles or "rules" of MED, and offers specific examples of post-novice programming for the squat, deadlift, bench and press.



Squat - 16:05

Deadlift - *38:45 (after the midroll break)

Bench & Press -...

Jan 16, 2020

Matt and Scott are back with another round of Thursday Q&A. If you'd like to ask Matt and Scott a question, email and we'll feature you on a future Q&A episode!



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Jan 13, 2020

In 2019 Coach Matt delivered a series of lectures to the Barbell Logic staff on Minimum Effective Dose (MED) programming. MED is all about simplicity, identifying the smallest change you can make to a lifter's programming to keep him or her progressing.


Of course, MED is not a new concept for Barbell Logic. Matt...

Jan 9, 2020

Longtime strength coach and now PhD Neuroscience student Jayson Ball joins the show today to talk about his work in the world of pain neuroscience. Pain is a perplexing thing. While many people understand it as a strictly mechanical phenomenon (you slam your fingers in a door and say "ouch!"), pain also has a...