Author: Scott Hambrick

21 Feb #151 – Matt & Scott Answer Your Questions: Q&A #8

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8719298/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/558153" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]Starting Strength Coaches Matt and Scott are back with another round of Q&A, answering listener-submitted questions from Instagram, Facebook, and email.   In today's podcast they answer: Do you ever recommend single leg exercises?...

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18 Feb #150 – The M.E.D Toolbox Pt. 2: Managing Recovery with the 4-Day Split

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8677991/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/558153" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]In the second installment of the Minimum Effective Dose Toolbox series, Matt and Scott address a problem unique to intermediate trainees: what do you do when recovery becomes an issue? Based on the SRA episodes...

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14 Feb #149 – The M.E.D. Toolbox #1: How to Add Stress To Your Program

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8637338/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/558153" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]By now, Matt and Scott have made a logical case, founded on the Stress-Recovery-Adaptation model, for increasing stress in order to continue progressing beyond the novice phase of training advancement. Moreover, they have argued that...

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11 Feb #148 – Warm-ups: How To Do Them, Without Overdoing Them

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8584328/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/558153" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]They may seem trivial, but warm-ups are an important part of the strength training process. Unfortunately many people either fail to do them properly (or at all), or they overdo them, missing the point that...

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07 Feb #147 – Motivation Over Discipline

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8547530/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/558153" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]Over the last few years the "discipline" movement has gained full steam. From retired special forces like Jocko Willink and David Goggins touting the benefits of waking up at 4:00am, to Mr Money Mustache calling...

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04 Feb #146 – SRA Continued: The Myth of Active Recovery

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8504318/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/558153" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]Matt and Scott continue their discussion of the Stress-Recovery-Adaptation model with an exploration of the recovery aspect. Plenty of articles on the web tout the benefits of "active recovery," but is there really such a...

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31 Jan #145 – Training IRL: How Training Habits Change With Life

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8463950/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/558153" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]Matt and Scott take a moment to reflect on how their lives have changed after the whirlwind year that was 2018, and how their training has evolved along with them. For even the most dedicated...

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28 Jan #144 – Rethinking SRA and Post-Novice Programming

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8408405/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/558153" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]What began as a conversation between podcast recordings, turned into an interesting discussion about the nature of progress during the post-novice and intermediate training phases and the limitations of the SRA model as we currently...

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24 Jan #143 – David Keesling, Consigliere Extraordinaire

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8374856/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/558153" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]When Scott sold Data Storage, Inc. -- as told in episode #142 --  things didn't go perfectly smooth. As with any decent sized small business, various legal matters arise in the course of regular operations....

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21 Jan #142 – Farewell DSI: Scott’s Sells Data Storage

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8329190/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/558153" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]On December 28th of 2018, Scott sold Data Storage, Inc., a small business he started over twenty years ago and has operated since. Scott discusses the details of how the sale went down, why he...

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