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Barbell Logic

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We approach strength, health, & fitness with simplicity & logic, believing that barbell training is for everyone. We provide expert advice & discussion on nutrition & programming, technique & conditioning, voluntary hardship & self-improvement.This channel aims to be a breath of fresh air in the fit… read more


S5Ep3 - The Post-Novice Series: Embracing the Grind & A Clarification

For many people, the biggest change during LP is not physical but mental.  Overcoming truly heavy weights improves mental toughness and builds confidence.  Once the initial novelty wears off and the weights grow heavy and move slowly, people often quit on doable lifts.  To complete PRs, to learn what you are capable of, and to undergo the refining process of voluntary hardship, you need to embrace the grind.  For hard reps, this means grinding against them for no less than 5 seconds.

By saying this, we don’t mean that everyone should grind every set or even most sets.  We say this because we train less experienced lifters who lift for life.  Most lifters quit too early and too often.   We focus on coaching everyday people:  we’re generally not coaching Olympians or advanced athletes, for whom they must balance pushing for performance with not overtraining or getting injured.  

Embrace the grind when it’s necessary, because it’s good to experience hard things.  

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