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In this rebroadcast from the "Military Series" on the Barbell Logic Podcast, Matt talks to Colonel Scott Conway—this time about leadership and resilience, and how strength training and physical training in general—can make people better leaders, managers, and parents and help them better face difficult situations and events. Resources: Learn more a…
 
Matt & Scott discuss fear of the lifts, especially heavy, PR attempts. Different people have different fears of different lifts based on history (repeated failure or past injury) and simply how they feel about the lift. Lots of people, for example, are afraid of heavy squats. There’s something about a heavy bar on your back and that you’re folded o…
 
Men’s style coach Tanner Guzy joins the show to share some tips for improving your style and making sure you are highlighting the physical gains you’ve worked so hard to make in the gym. Tanner offers an online style course for men as well as one-on-one coaching (he even helped Matt frame his baby blues). You can also take a free quiz on his site t…
 
If you’re failing early in LP, you have to ask yourself: are you working hard enough? Some symptoms of not working hard enough might be not uploading your failed sets to your coach & failing reps early in LP (like the first 6 weeks). This often occurs with people who think a lot in their work. No thought will help you move from the bottom of a squa…
 
Scott and Karl finish their discussion of Philip Rieff’s book The Triumph of the Therapeutic: Uses of Faith after Freud. Thanks to Freud, idioms of therapy have successfully invaded the education and religious spheres. Scott says, "If Freudianism is around us and some of his bedrock assumptions are that man is sick because he questions the meaning …
 
It is popular these days to laud discipline and the ability to endure suffering. The problem with this is that it ignores people’s values and preferences. Some people can bear more hardships, but others are drawn to certain types of hardships. Some people--gasp--like running, and many lifters do not. Matt, for example, enjoys waking up early and ge…
 
One of strength training’s biggest benefits is CONFIDENCE. As people grow stronger, overcome difficult things, and build a more capable body, they tend to carry themselves differently and bring confidence to other areas of their lives. Increased capability lends itself to more confidence. You know your body and do more and meet physical challenges …
 
This is a throwback to the early days of the podcast. Matt and Scott discuss the concept of voluntary hardship: what is it and how does it refine us? Life will undoubtedly present difficulties. This is involuntary hardship. Choosing to go through something difficult, however, seems to provide benefits. Essentially, this is delayed gratification: do…
 
Jesse celebrates -- can you believe it?! -- the 500th episode of the You Need a Budget podcast. Nearly 10 years ago, Jesse started this podcast as an experiment. Over the years the mics have been upgraded, the acoustics have gotten better, but the message has remained the same: follow the Four Rules, and make your dollars work for you and your prio…
 
Life comes with difficulties, no matter what we do. Hardship comes voluntarily or involuntarily, but for any hardship our mindset before, during, and after matters: how we approach and process challenging events matter. Hardship--voluntary or involuntary--can refine us and improve our relationships, or it can beat us down and weaken social ties. Ou…
 
Jesse interviews Steve Colon, CEO of Bottom Line, an organization that helps students of color navigate the complex, time-consuming, and high stakes college admissions process. Bottom Line doesn't stop with admissions, either. Through their unique DEAL rubric, they help each student set a plan to graduate within six years, with no more than $31k de…
 
Scott and Karl begin discussing Philip Rieff's book The Triumph of the Therapeutic: Uses of Faith after Freud. Published in 1966, the problems that Rieff saw with an increasingly irreligious view of society have only expanded with time. Rieff asks, "The question is no longer as Dostoevsky put it: “Can civilized man believe?” Rather: Can unbelieving…
 
In this rebroadcast from the "Military Series" on the Barbell Logic Podcast, Matt Reynolds and Niki Sims talk to Colonel Scott Conway, a Marine Officer, who shares his experiences of service, leadership, and combat. Resources: Learn more about Barbell Logic and its pilot study here: https://barbell-logic.com/military-and-first-responders/ Music pro…
 
Today Jesse gives a sneak peak at a new show launching on the YNAB podcast network -- Beginning Balance. Together with his friend and business mentor Mark Butler, a virtual CFO and business expert, they explore the financial issues of small businesses and how to solve them. This is the first episode of Beginning Balance, which will begin airing wee…
 
Brett Bartholomew joins Matt & Niki to discuss the art of coaching: what is coaching and how to do it more effectively. Brett is the author of Conscious Coaching, and you can find out more about Brett & his work here. Consider experience versus exposure. Experience requires skin in the game. You might have exposure to lifting and ideas around coach…
 
Jesse chats with Chanel Reynolds, author of What Matters Most and founder of the Get Your Shit Together website, dedicated to helping people navigate the confusing, difficult, and emotional aspects of end-of-life planning. In 2009 Chanel's husband was killed in a road cycling accident, and she found herself, very suddenly, a widow, a single parent,…
 
Scott and Karl conclude their discussion of Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter International Book 1. The duo talks about what it takes to write an urban fantasy novel with a coherent worldview. There's great value in reading books that aren't "important." Karl says, "It's not high-brow, it's funny, it's a book you can enjoy because as far as I can tell…
 
Looking ahead to the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, Colin and Reed pontificate on the idea of Air Force heritage and how the Air Force institutionalizes it. Resources: Profession of Arms Center of Excellence: https://www.airman.af.mil Music provided by Carlos Rivera. Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlos_r15/ Send inquiries to: carl…
 
Today Jesse is sharing an interview he did with Jaclyn Johnson of the Work Party podcast for her Budget Broadcast Series. Jesse talks about the early days of YNAB, how to get serious with your side hustles, and explains the Four Rules to a new audience. You can find more from WorkParty, including the original interview, here: https://dearmedia.com/…
 
Niki talks to Chewjitsu (aka Nick Albin), a competitive black belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practictioner to discuss BJJ, strength, sports-specific training, & balancing various physical attributes & life pursuits. You can find him here: https://www.youtube.com/user/chewybjj https://www.chewjitsu.net/ Chewie is a strength advocate within the BJJ communi…
 
Jesse chats with Sami Womack, who paid off nearly half a million dollars of debt after hitting financial rock bottom during the birth of her first child. Stuck in a different city on business travel, her husband almost missed a flight home to be at the birth... because they had maxed out all their credit cards, and the last minute ticket was $800. …
 
Scott and Karl begin their discussion of Larry Correia's Monster Hunter International Book 1. Self-published in 2009, this novel kicks off what will soon be a ten-book series. Scott says, "He manages to write about this world exposing these hidden monsters that seems consonant with the world I see." Monster Hunter International ends up being a caut…
 
What do beeps and squeaks, paperwork, and ancient Chinese texts on war have in common? Capt Johnny Snyder understands and regularly uses them all on behalf of the Air Force as an Electronic Warfare Officer. Contact Johnny at j.snyder800@gmail.com. Resources: Offutt AFB flooded by Missouri River: https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/202…
 
Former NFL athlete, husband, father, and coach -- a man of many identities you might say -- Anthony Trucks joins the podcast to talk about how what's holding you back from reaching your goals might just be an identity problem. Anthony runs a coaching program call Make Shift Happen where he helps people to make consistent action toward their goals i…
 
Scott and Karl finish their two-part discussion of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust. The legend of a man selling his soul to the devil seems to have particular resonance at times of moral crisis. Regarding modern Faustians and their insatiable appetite for expansion, Karl says, "It's the idea that this is where fulfillment lies that is the proble…
 
Trigger Warning: The Air Force is not all sunshine and rainbows. In today's episode, Capt Jason Steed shares his experience as a special agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Tune in to learn all about this critical career field and how to get selected. Contact Jason at airforceofficerpodcast@gmail.com. Resources: Officer select…
 
In today's episode of Money Stories, Jesse chats with Abbie Shepherd, a clinical psychologist who recently earned her PhD and is working her first real job after her long journey in higher education. Most people understand that earning a PhD takes a lot of academic rigor, but few realize that it is very taxing on the budget as well. In addition to …
 
Gillian Ward joins Niki Sims to talk weight cuts and Niki's recent experience cutting weight, which Gillian helped her with. Why cut weight, and how do you cut weight if you decide to cut weight? Weight cuts aren't for beginners, and people need to really think about why they want to cut weight. This isn't about sustainable weight loss like we've d…
 
Jesse chats with marketer and entrepreneur Noah Kagan, former Director of Marketing at Mint, former Facebook employee, and currently the owner of AppSumo, a daily deals website which offers entrepreneurs discounted software from top software companies. In a sprawling conversation, they touch on the critical importance of taking action on your ideas…
 
Rachel Reynolds joins Bekah & Anna Marie to bust some strong moms myths, including toning & tightening, burning belly fat, giving you energy, and confidence. 0:00 Introduction 2:57 Energy to Keep Up with Your Kids doesn’t give you energy, but gives you strength & confidence & calmness it’s a give and take because it also takes energy 6:31 Tightenin…
 
Scott and Karl begin their two-part discussion of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust. Faust is highly successful and well-read yet dissatisfied with his life. As the now-legend goes, this leads him to make a pact with the Devil at a crossroads, exchanging his soul for forbidden knowledge. The duo talks about the relationship between good and evil, …
 
How do you balance all your responsibilities and set a positive example for your kids? Bekah and Anna Marie discuss what they’ve found works for themselves and their clients. It can feel impossible to train while maintaining your other responsibilities. Despite this feeling, training can help bolster your ability to uphold your other responsibiliti…
 
Bekah & Anna Marie take on the elephant in the room when it comes to females lifting: stress incontinence. They provide helpful tips and strategies whether you struggle with this yourself or you are a coach who has clients who struggle with this (whether they tell you or not). To be clear, we’re discussing what happens if you pee when lifting, usua…
 
From patching bullet wounds as an Army combat medic in Iraq to now transporting patients around the globe as a flight nurse, Capt Megan Thieme is all about saving lives. Check out today's episode as she shares her experiences and advice on how to find success in the Air Force. Contact Megan at meganthiemepnp@gmail.com. Music provided by Carlos Rive…
 
Anna Marie & Rebekah tackle pregnancy and lifting. There’s lots of bad information and poor choices people can make in this arena. Recommendations generally used to be against any exercise during pregnancy. Luckily, it’s much more common and acceptable to exercise while pregnant. Modifications and listening to your body will help. Anna Marie became…
 
Rebekah Krieg and Anna Marie Oakes-Joudy discuss their journey to and with barbell training and share what strength has meant to them and to the moms they have trained. Meet your hosts, two strong people, great coaches, and wonderful moms. Anna Marie, like many, found barbells through CrossFit. She naturally gravitated toward strength workouts and …
 
This week, Scott and Karl discuss Jordan B. Peterson's Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life. As the companion volume to 12 Rules for Life, Peterson's new book offers "further guidance on the perilous path of modern life." While Scott and Karl agree these are decent, sensible rules for life, they are not well-grounded and possibly even planted in sa…
 
While there's no way to prepare for being a parent without actually becoming a parent, you can prepare financially for the experience. Chelsea Brennan shares some tips on how to do this, and what kind of difficult conversations you need to have with your spouse and family as part of the process. After a successful career as an equity analyst and he…
 
Money, money, money. Nothing happens in the Air Force without it. In today's episode Lt Col Nathan King explains why that is and how you can become one of or at least be friends with those who control the purse strings. Contact Nate at iamnate78@gmail.com. Music provided by Carlos Rivera. Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlos_r15/ S…
 
Scott Hambrick & Karl Schudt of Online Great Books--Barbell Logic coaches too--discuss Yukio Mashima's Sun and Steel novel with Matt Reynolds. Go to onlinegreatbooks.com and click on Join Now to reserve your spot. Online Great Books can help you with the intellectual side of the voluntary hardship by exposing you to the Great Books of western civil…
 
Jesse chats with productivity master Jeff Sanders, host of the 5AM Miracle podcast. As the title of his podcast suggests, Jeff loves to wake up early, but he doesn't necessarily think you should. Instead, Jeff focuses on setting clear boundaries around your work time, family time, and personal development time (especially physical fitness). Especia…
 
Talent Marketplace is the Air Force's new way for managing officer assignments. The initial concept was developed by Capt Jack Lepird while serving at the Pentagon in his spare time. In today's episode he shares his experience and lessons learned from the process. Contact Jack at jack.lepird@gmail.com. Music provided by Carlos Rivera. Follow on Ins…
 
Matt talks to Niki about a refinement of MED principles and how PRs play into the ultimate goal of improving people's quality of life and reaching & surpassing their goals. At Barbell Logic, we're really oriented toward the vast majority of people who want to improve their quality of life, and strength and the process of getting stronger can help t…
 
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