Episode 79: Fatigue, Coaching, and Athlete Decision-Making ft. Dr. Austin Baraki

Kevin hops back on the mic this week with Dr. Austin Baraki of Barbell Medicine. The pair discuss fatigue, powerlifting coaching, and how athletes make decisions through their differing viewpoints.

Dr. Austin Baraki is a practicing Internal Medicine Physician, competitive lifter, and strength coach located in San Antonio, Texas. Originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia, he completed his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the College of William & Mary, his doctorate in medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

After a 15 year career as a competitive swimmer through the collegiate level, he discovered the barbell and began training for strength and competitive powerlifting. He  also coaches individuals ranging from beginners of all ages to national and internationally competitive athletes, including 2018 63kg open USA national champion Sam Calhoun.

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Artist: MELLViNS
Track: Way Down Below

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