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
“t 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.”
Andy Baker discusses the strength and conditioning for swimmers.
How can you apply linear progression to a swimmer? What changes? What are special challenges? What nutritional strategies are appropriate?
December 27 Training Camp - The Squat : Amsterdam, Netherlands
December 28 Training Camp - Deadlift & Clean : Amsterdam, Netherlands
January 3 Training Camp - The Squat : Copenhagen, Denmark
January 4 Training Camp - Deadlift & Clean : Copenhagen, Denmark
January 9-11 Starting Strength Seminar : Los Angeles, CA
January 17 Training Camp - The Squat : Reno, NV
January 17 Training Camp - The Squat : Chicago, IL
January 24 Training Camp - Press & Bench Press : Reno, NV
January 24 Training Camp - The Squat : Lansing, MI
January 31 Training Camp - Deadlift & Clean : Reno, NV
February 6-8 Starting Strength Seminar : Houston, TX
February 27-March 1 Starting Strength Seminar : Seattle, WA
February 28 Training Camp - Deadlift & Clean : Lansing, MI