After a brief, save one incredible visit to Caffeine and Kilos, 6 month haitus, Barbells and BS is back. For our first episode back in the saddle, we headed down to Emeryville, CA to talk to Max Aita. Max trains Olympic and powerlifters out of Max's Gym, located behind Crossfit Oakland. Max is one of the most knowledgable coaches either of us have ever been around. His experience and understanding of the science behind lifting is second to very few in the strength world. We talked about his time training with the Bulgarian method, the differences between training online and in-house lifters, the difficulties in finding time to focus on one's own lifting as a coach, and what's next for Max's Gym. Please comment on the quality of the sound, we have a new recording set-up and it took...awhile to learn how to use it.