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Mar 31, 2021

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:

  1. The birth of the Alpha Hippie
  2. Why we need to explore the softer side of fitness
  3. What our feet can teach us about performance
  4. Breath work and the parasympathetic nervous system
  5. When you know its time to start training slower


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Mar 29, 2021

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:

  1. Why getting started is so challenging.
  2. Why the best metric for success is showing up
  3. How long it will take before seeing results
  4. Why two years is a good metric for judging progress
  5. Why hiring a coach can eliminate you feel like youre wasting time

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Mar 24, 2021

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:

  1. How has USA Weightlifting started to climb its way to the top
  2. Why is weightlifting such a dirty sport
  3. Is it possible to compete on the world stage as a clean sport
  4. How has weightlifting been affected by pandemic
  5. The insane growth of USA Weightlifting under his leadership


Mar 22, 2021

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:

  1. Why people confuse the clean with a deadlift start position
  2. Hip positioning to optimize first pull
  3. Can you cheat foot positioning to increase speed
  4. How to find the right grip in the clean
  5. Finding your mid foot and balance

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Mar 17, 2021

Armen Hammer has been doing CrossFit for more than 10 years and has been producing content around the CrossFit Games since 2012. You can find his coverage, commentary, and analysis on YouTube on ArmenHammerTV and his various podcasts including Scale As Needed on iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere else you can find...