Articles | strength & health


Jim Steel | July 27, 2016

It’s noon on a Sunday and I am irritated as hell. I got up around 5am and let my Labradors outside to play fetch with them, and then I drank some coffee and then rode the exercise bike for 30 minutes, which didn’t do a damn thing for my disposition except make me sweat a little. The irritation level went up a few degrees after that waste of time. Then I wrote some lifting programs on the computer. And then I got more and more irritated as the morning went on. I knew the problem... 

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Austin Baraki, MD, SSC | July 20, 2016

Pain: everyone has felt it, whether they train with barbells or not. It’s part of the human condition to feel aches, pains, and tweaks of the neck, back, shoulders, knees, ankles, and just about everywhere else...

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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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Emily Socolinsky, SSC | May 11, 2016

If I was happy, my eating problems were not a priority and neither was my body. If I was unhappy, my eating problems would surface, and I would fall to pieces. Did this mean constant around-the-clock checking in with myself? Absolutely. But this is how eating disorders manifest themselves. You want control over some part of your life, and you always have complete control of what you will and won't eat.

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Austin Baraki, MD, SSC | March 02, 2016

“The ability to keep our balance is a skill that most people take for granted…unless you’re getting old, weak, and frail…let’s take a look at balance: what it means, how it works, how we can improve it, and how to recognize silly wastes of time in ‘balance training.’”

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