Cover art for podcast Barbell Logic

Barbell Logic

401 EpisodesProduced by Barbell LogicWebsite

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

33:09

S6Ep10 - The Beginning of MED Series: All Roads Lead to Block

Block or conjugate programming is an advanced program that MED programming leads to naturally if a trainee lifts consistently over a long enough period of time.  It is essentially a 3 phase or block program, divided by deloads, where the primary stress is initially volume, then both, then intensity.  

During the initial accumulation block, the lifter complete completes a high amount of volume at a relatively low intensity.  Supplemental lifts tend to emphasize greater time under tension or longer range of motion.  This is followed by a deload week, with an only limited decrease in intensity or no decrease in intensity with volume being peeled back.

The transmutation or intensification phase, the volume is moderate and the intensity is moderate and increased.  This means total stress is high and fatigue will exist.  The lifter tends to not feel great toward the end of this, and a deload allows some fatigue to dissipate.

The realization or peaking phase peels back volume but the weights are heavy.  Some fatigue is still present, and there is a balancing act between peaking too early and not removing the fatigue prior to the peaking.  Lifters may worry about their performance during this time.  This phase both allows for practice of heavy singles and allows fatigue to dissipate toward the end to peak performance.  

GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE!

Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh

Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/

Connect with the hosts

Connect with the show

Educational emoji reaction

Educational

Interesting emoji reaction

Interesting

Funny emoji reaction

Funny

Agree emoji reaction

Agree

Love emoji reaction

Love

Wow emoji reaction

Wow

Are you the creator of this podcast?

Verify your account

and pick the featured episodes for your show.

Listen to Barbell Logic

RadioPublic

A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed
https://barbelllogic.libsyn.com/radiopublic

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens