#246 – Getting Started #3: Mastering the Big Four (Squat, Press, Bench, Deadlift)


In Getting Started #2, Matt and Scott discussed the big picture of getting strong, which occurs by lifting progressively heavier weights over time. Since this is Barbell Logic, you guessed it… we accomplish this progressive method of strength training using barbells.


Though there are thousands of different exercises we could do in the gym, barbell training comprises just four exercises, the so-called “Big Lifts.” These compound movements — the squat, press, deadlift, and bench press — should make up 90% of any athlete’s strength program, regardless of their level of advancement.


Matt and Scott explain why these lifts are simple, hard, and most importantly, brutally effective at building strength.


Have a question about training? Send a question to Matt and Scott! Email us at questions@barbell-logic.com and we’ll answer your question on an upcoming Saturday Q&A!



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