This podcast is all about fitness, dieting, encouraging each other, discussing theology, and of course....BACON. You can connect to us via our Facebook group and e-mail any questions and suggestions to our e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org. Our website is baconbiblesbarbells.com.
Nov. 20, 2017
Today we are talking about food and food prep - macros, tracking calories, what to do about the holidays, reverse dieting, how does flexible dieting work, have we tried keto...all this good stuff! Have a happy thanksgiving and enjoy those calories! Links mentioned in the show: Calorie King Avatar Nutriton IIFYM
Nov. 13, 2017
Today we are discussing the doctrine of providence. What is Providence? WLC 1:18 What are the works of providence? A. God's works of providence are his most holy,(1) wise,(2) and powerful preserving(3) and governing(4) all his creatures; ordering them, and all their actions,(5) to his own glory.(6) (1)Ps. 145:17 (2)Ps. 104:24; Isa. 28:29 (3)Heb. 1:3 (4)Ps. 103:19 (5)Matt. 10:29,31; Gen. 45:7 (6)Rom. 11:36; Isa. 63:14 Does anything happen in this world that is outside the providence of God? Can we “read Providence”? Biblical examples of Providence, good and bad: Bad: Job’s friends; Disiples in John 9 Good: Joseph, Paul What difference does understanding the doctrine of Providence make?
Nov. 6, 2017
It's member interview week and this week we are interviewing Kent Mosher, pastor of Table Church as well as a strength athlete. He's currently squatting more than Dave (big accomplishment) and finishing up his undergrad. Some of the topics we discussed were: What drew you to powerlifting? You’re a pastor? Does lifting heavy help with sermon prep? (I haven’t asked Everett this yet...feel happy) Do you think a pastor is disqualified from ministry for being fat? What are your best lifts? What are your current strength goals? What is your future “perfect world” strength goal? As a gym member, what pet peeves do you have? Do you have a home gym? How close is Portlandia to Portland?
Oct. 30, 2017
Johnny Layne is the USPA VP for the RAW division and runs a crazy amount of powerlifting meets as a meet director on the east coast. We were honored to pick his brain about the future of powerlifting as well as how he got involved in the USPA and what the USPA is all about. Some of the topics covered included: USPA - what is it’s history and makes it special? Why is it better than the USAPL? What rivalry is there between the USPA and the USAPL? What drew you to strength sports? What drew you to the USPA? What is the Layne Performance Center? What are your best lifts? What are your current strength goals? What is your future “perfect world” strength goal? As a gym owner, what pet peeves do you have? What is the best thing about being a gym owner? What is the worst thing about being a gym owner? What are some of the coolest things you’ve seen working all these powerlifting meets? What would you tell to a new lifter who is looking to break records and be the next Ray Williams? Questions from the group: Why should I lift USPA instead of other lifting federations? Ask him about West Virginia and our bench pressers!! (Which I am not a good one!) Why is it a requirement for the lifter to take off the thumb strap when wearing wrist wraps?
Oct. 23, 2017
Austin Baraki Bio - Starting Strength Staff Coach is a resident physician in Internal Medicine at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas. He received his doctorate in Medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia and his B.S. in Chemistry from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He became interested in strength training after completing a 15-year competitive swimming career through the Division 1 collegiate level, and is now a competitive powerlifter and strength coach for clients of all ages with Barbell Medicine. He now practices telemedicine through SteadyMD. Some the topics covered included: What got you into swimming? What got you into strength training? Are there any crossovers between your years as a swimmer and powerlifting? Why Starting Strength and not some other thought center around powerlifting like JTS, Westside, RTS, or 5/3/1? Is it the certification process that appealed to you? HRT and PL - will the USAPL ever allow athletes on HRT to compete and potentially be apart of the IPF? Do other countries have to be as strict in testing their competitors as the US (thinking of the Icarus movie)? - The link to the article Dr. Baraki mentions can be found here. Separate question - I know you had a seminar talk regarding testosterone and strength training (perhaps not posted on youtube yet) - are there significant differences in strength being at a test level of 290 vs a test level of 900 ng/dL (both considered to be normal levels of testosterone in a non-obese adult). Questions from the Facebook group: What one thing should you look for before hiring a strength coach? Who's smarter him or Jordan Feiganbaum? Where do you see the future of powerlifting being the next 10-30 years? Besides "the bridge" what intermediate programs do he thinks are useful?
Oct. 16, 2017
With the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation we are going to discuss this time in history in more detail. Some of the topics covered include: What was the reformation? Who started it? Why is it relevant? Lets talk about some of the things we reformed from Indulgences Merits of the saints The Pope’s authority over purgatory And some of the things we reformed to The 5 solas Sola Fide, by faith alone. Sola Scriptura, by Scripture alone. Solus Christus, through Christ alone. Sola Gratia, by grace alone. Soli Deo Gloria, glory to God alone.
Oct. 9, 2017
This episode we go over an indepth article on periodization for powerlifters by Dr. Mike Israetel which can be found at the Juggernaut Training Systems website here. We cannot say enough great things about this guide. Dave learned the difference between micro, meso, and macrocycles. Everett and Janine debate over phase potentiation and Janine reads excerpts from her copy of Periodization Training for Sports by Bompa and Carrera. There are a number of helpful visuals you won't get in the podcast so please do check the link out above. Enjoy the show!
Oct. 2, 2017
EPISODE 100! We are delighted to have James Deffinbaugh and Laura Anderson to give us a recap on how the ASM 105kg and Strongest Woman in the World events went. Day 1 Log Clean and Press for reps - 60 secs WT Men 105k - 325 Fatback Farmers - 60 sec., Athlete will carry farmers walk implements 30 feet perform and 4 Deadlift reps with the farmers implements, then carry 30 more feet to finish line and perform 4 more Deadlift reps for time. Athlete will be given a down call on deadlift. 105k - 340 Keg Over Bar 60 secs WT Men 105k - 320 Arm over Arm Pull TBD Axle Deadlift for reps WT Men 105k - 675 For James tiebreaker - one-arm farmer's handle hold for max time AT 300lbs Questions for Laura - the log press and farmers (? she got 2nd on farmer’s) were the two that kept you from gold. How close were you to getting more points on both events (1 rep for log press, 1 second faster on farmers)? https://www.strongmancorporation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Scoresheet-Olympia-2017-Final.pdf Questions for James - how heavy was the arm over arm, how heavy do you usually train at the gym? Sean Demarinis tore his quad on the farmers. How big of an upset was that?
Sept. 25, 2017
Today's episode we discussed the visible and the invisible church...and no this has nothing to do with H.G. Wells. Some of the discussion points that were covered included: Understanding the Visible/Invisible church distinction In Scripture In History As regards the Reformation Errors when it comes to this distinction The invisible church IS the visible church The visible church IS the invisible church The visible and invisible are two different churches How do we account for churches that are not faithful? Impure vs pure How impure before it is no church at all? Here’s the question for debate - What does the modern visible church today look like and how close is that to what it should look like? What things would be different? What is the role of the local church? What is the social gospel? What is the invisible church? How does that differ from the visible church? Westminster Standards. Chapter 25, "Of the Church," states: "The catholic or universal church, which is invisible, consists of the whole number of the elect, that have been, are, or shall be gathered into one, under Christ the Head thereof; and is the spouse, the body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all. The visible church, which is also catholic or universal under the gospel (not confined to one nation, as before under the law), consists of all those throughout the world that profess the true religion; and of their children: and is the kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ, the house and family of God, out of which there is no ordinary possibility of salvation" (sections 1, 2).
Sept. 18, 2017
This week we discuss an article from Greg Nuckols website, Stronger By Science. This article was originally penned by Dr Mike Zourdos who has an extensive impressive history in powerlifting as well as a long list of educational credentials. When it comes to load progression, many of us have done a few of these strategies without even being aware of it. Some of the ways to progress in load I've heard go as follows: If work is below an 8 RPE, progress up by 2.5% for that week and see how next week feels, repeat until at 8 RPE...new cycle of training changes things up on a monthly basis so you shouldn’t hit an 8 RPE until near week 4 of each training cycle. This was presented by kizentraining, as well as by Jake Noel. Another progression strategy I’ve seen is more linear - follow plan and at week 3 do an amrap for squat and bench and based on number of reps your working 1rm will go up and your linear percentages will change with that new number. DL changes based on speed of bar that is tracked by coach or can be tracked personally,. From the article: Surely, we all look to continuously increase the load we are lifting, but how are we supposed to do this? What strategies can you use to dictate load progression? How much should you increase load each week? Are different progression strategies appropriate for experienced and novice lifters? There are 3 strategies for load progression: These strategies are: An arbitrary progression Autoregulatory Progressive Resistance Exercise Rating of perceived exertion (RPE) progression Arbitrary progression - Great for novice or intermediate lifters as the progression tends to add weight quickly. However, just because you can add 10kg, doesn’t mean that you should. When a novice individual increases load too fast, this causes a constant increase in volume, and in the short-term, moderate volumes may be preferable for both strength (2, 3) and hypertrophy (3) to high volumes. Therefore, I see no reason for a novice individual to adapt to a higher training volume early on, especially if there is no guarantee that extra benefit will occur. Further, it is likely that a novice individual is still making great strides to improve their technique on multi-joint lifts (i.e. squat, bench press, deadlift, etc.), thus rapid load progressions could increase injury risk when technical mastery is not yet achieved. Therefore, in novice to intermediate lifters, it may be a successful strategy to prescribe an excellent load with a simple 2.5kg progression increase. Final Word: An arbitrary progression from week to week cannot be used universally since rate of strength adaptation is individual; however, it could keep novices from progressing too much too soon by stipulating they stick to a simple 2.5kg weekly load increase. Autoregulatory Progressive Resistance Exercise (APRE) - This is what I’m currently using with this training block. Pros - as long as you are using a % increase of load this is a good model as it is based on how many reps you can achieve based on last week’s (month’s) numbers (which are based on the previous week/month). Cons - that AMRAP might be over what you can usually do due to excitability and you knock out 10 reps when you usually could only knock out 8, which can lead to progressing in too much load and missing reps down the road. Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) - RPE 10 - no more in the tank, 9 - 1 rep, 8 - 2 reps...you can utilize RPE for load progression (lower RPE = more reps x sets). This can be done looking at last training session or looking at an average RPE based across all sets. Pros - it doesn’t get much more individualized than RPE. Cons - is the RPE accurate? How long does it take for a lifter to know for sure? Noobs might think they are at a 7 RPE when they are much closer to a 9. Final Word: Load progression with RPE has distinct advantages in that it individualizes progression not only for the lifter but also across different days of the week (if different repetition zones are used within a week); however, this strategy is predicated on the lifter providing accurate RPE values.