Austin Baraki, MD, SSC Austin Baraki, MD, SSC is a Starting Strength Coach and Physician specializing in Internal Medicine at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. He received his doctorate in Medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He began strength training after 15-year competitive swimming career through the Division I collegiate level, and is now a competitive powerlifter and strength coach. He works with clients and athletes of all ages, ranging from untrained novices to national-level lifters. He is a member of the Starting Strength Seminar Staff and a regular contributor to the StartingStrength.com website, where he enjoys debunking pseudoscience and writing about strength & health. Articles Diagnosing Silly Bullshit "Balance" Training Aches and Pains Hiding Behind Smokescreens Heavy Lifting and Heart Health Clinical Testosterone Osteoarthritis and the Knee Podcasts Episode 33 - Allied Health and Silly Bullshit Episode 34 - The Special Snowflake Problem Episode 35 - On Pain Videos Easy Doesn't Work | A Review of Morton, et al.