Episode #5 - Squat Depth

In this episode, I discuss squat depth and some of the different arguments out there. As always, I dive into the research on this topic and decipher what it means and how to get the most out of your squat. A little bit shorter or an episode, it is still packed with a ton of information about a very important movement. Learn how low you should be squatting to get the most bang for your buck.

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Studies Referenced:

If you’re looking for help with programming, click the link here, or check out any of these training program templates. You can choose which one you want depending on your goals.

Have any questions? Email me or send me a message on Facebook.


Episode #4 - How Often Should I Train?

In this episode, I discuss training frequency and what it could mean for you as far as your current program. I dive into a fairly common situation that inspired me to put out this podcast, as well as what I used to think about this topic, what I currently think, and what the research has to say.

Listen to this episode and find out what the research has to say as far as training frequency.

Tendinitis:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tendinitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20378243

Studies Referenced:

If you’re looking for help with programming, click the link here, or check out any of these training program templates. You can choose which one you want depending on your goals.

Have any questions? Email me or send me a message on Facebook.


Five-Minute Friday - Strength & Power Loss In The Gym

I have been receiving a lot of questions regarding strength and power loss in the gym. These questions usually come from a place of concern and people think that the answer is something that is serious and that something is wrong with them. This is usually not the case - the answer is usually quite simple and can be discovered by asking a few simple questions.

Usually, the reason is because there is a difference in what is happening now vs. what was happening before

  • Current goals vs. previous goals

  • Current training vs. previous training

  • Current nutrition vs. previous nutrition

  • Current sleep and recovery vs. previous sleep and recovery

By investigating these four principles as well as what the consistency of training has been will lead to an answer. If someone is strength training and doing a 3 x 5 workout and eating 5,000 calories a day, then goes to trying to drop body fat, doing a hypertrophy routine (4 x 8) and eating only 2,800 calories a day - you can’t expect to have the same strength and performance in the gym.

Sometimes, the answer is discovered after I ask the first question. Don’t be so quick to jump the gun and assume it’s something that it isn’t.


Episode #3 - The Exercise (Almost) The Entire Population Should Be Doing

In this episode, I talk about one of my favorite exercises and one the most important exercises that almost every single one of us should be doing! I break down some current issues we have in our society and how this exercise addresses those, what the exercise is, and how to get started with it.

Some pretty common issues that are seen today are posture, low back pain, and pain/issues with walking. The exercise that I’m talking about strengthens all of the muscles that deal with these three issues and sometimes can be the solution to these problems.

Listen to this episode and find out what exercise I’m talking about. Maybe you already do it, maybe you don’t. If not…you should.

If you’re looking for help on how to program this particular exercise, check out any of these training program templates as they incorporate it in a structured program format and you can choose which one you want depending on your goals.

Have any questions? Email me or send me a message on Facebook.


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Five-Minute Friday - Injuries & Training

In the third installment of the Five-Minute Friday segment, the topic is injuries. I discuss what to do about your training when you have an injury and how it can affect your outcomes.

I recently dislocated my shoulder - 2 weeks ago as of when this episode was recorded - and I discuss my approach to training with this injury and how it might be beneficial to think about injuries in a different way.


  • Injuries

  • The approach to training with an injury

  • Benefits and consequences


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Episode #2 - Strength For Life

In this episode, the most important component of fitness for longevity and life is broken down and discussed. We all know that exercise and fitness is vital to our health and one of the only things that we are sure provides lasting benefits, but do you know which component leads to independence and improved life skills? Find out in this episode of The Barbell (S)PT Podcast


Show Notes:


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Episode #1 - Welcome To The Barbell SPT Podcast

Welcome to The Barbell SPT Podcast!

This episode serves as an introduction to myself and what the podcast is going to be about. Give it a listen and get excited for more to come!


Show Notes:

  • Who am I? - 0:46

  • How I got into weight lifting - 1:37

  • How I decided to get into PT - 3:10

  • What is The Barbell (S)PT Podcast? - 4:39

  • Overview of topics - 6:02


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