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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

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S2Ep1 - Technique Series: Programming is Secondary

Figures in the fitness industry debate issues such as using RPE, including power cleans in linear progression, programming for older people, and prioritizing intensity or volume.  Some argue whether a certain program provides better results than another program.  While coaches may enjoy debating the finer points of programming, form and consistency--more than programming--determine how fast you progress toward your goals.  

Improved, consistent form allows lifters to lift weights more efficiently.  Consistent form also allows lifters to focus on driving the bar up.  Novice lifters learning the lifts spend much mental energy working to improve their form.

Much of the early work for coaches and lifters involves improving form.  Although a tiny minority seem to be able to improve their form without a coach, a coach greatly aids lifters in their ability to lift more efficiently and get stronger.

Consistency leads to long term progress, as it enables the lifter to receive the regular stress from which he can recover, adapt, and get stronger.  The goal for early lifters should not be specific numbers on the bar but rather completing all assigned workouts.  

Programming matters, but programming is secondary to form and consistency.  

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