Articles | programming


Mark Rippetoe | June 08, 2016

If you operate a gym, or if you are a uterus-bearing individual who trains and plans on having kids, this topic will be of interest. Pregnancy and training are discussed in the Q&A at almost every Starting Strength Seminar, and the questions that are asked are very important, both from the standpoint of the mother and the gym owner.

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Marie Kunkel, Nicholas Racculia, PhD, SSC, and Jerome Wisneski, SSC | April 20, 2016

Our primary observation is not doing the program as written seems to hinder progress...time on the program, special snowflake status, artificially high initial squat weight, stuck too quickly, excessive warmups, bastardization of the program...

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Mark Rippetoe | January 29, 2016

"Training is not about today. It is about the process of going from where you are now to here you want to be later, for the purpose of meeting a specific performance goal. . . During a training cycle, each individual workout is important only because of its place in the whole process."

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CJ Gotcher, CSCS, Pn1, SSC | January 20, 2016

"Opening up the combat arms to women will be a difficult adjustment...but we can help prepare for them with effective physical training; developing stronger, faster, and more resilient candidates who can excel at the standards in their pipeline schools."

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Mark Rippetoe | December 30, 2015

"I get asked about this a lot: what do I do when I get stuck? Go to an intermediate program?  I’d rather ask this question: Why are you stuck when you shouldn’t be? And then I always ask these 3 very important questions, in this order..."

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