The Starting Strength System makes use of the body's most basic movement patterns – barbell exercises that involve all the body’s muscle mass – utilized over the longest effective range of motion and loaded progressively, to force the adaptations necessary for increased strength.
Unlike other popular exercise protocols, Starting Strength is a training system – a long-term process designed for getting stronger over time, not a random collection of exercises that just make you hot, sweaty, sore, confused, and tired today.
by John Petrrizzo
“It was not until graduate school that I realized how much barbell training would continue to help me as I moved forward in both my education and future career. If you understand how humans move lots of joints and muscles, through large ranges of motion under a load, for basic movement patterns such as the squat, deadlift, and press, it makes figuring out and understanding other biomechanical questions that arise much easier. If you can then apply that biomechanical knowledge to how humans adapt to progressively increasing stress over time, it solves a lot of the problems faced by strength coaches and rehabilitation specialists every day.”
"Starr pondered progress. How best do we stimulate physical progress when none exists? How do we create momentum out of inertia? What can the experienced athlete do when stagnation sets in? He thought long and hard about how to get better, how to improve... "
June 5-7 Starting Strength Seminar : Wichita Falls, TX
June 13 Training Camp (The Squat) : Springfield, MO
July 11 Training Camp (Deadlift & Clean) : Springfield, MO
July 17-19 Starting Strength Seminar : Newport, NC
August 7-9 Starting Strength Seminar : Lansing, MI
December 3-6 : Bullets & Bourbon