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.”
The idea that the amount of weight you can lift is irrelevant to your choice of squat and that lifting more weight in the low-bar back squat is not in fact building more strength, that it is somehow a parlor trick, is simply incorrect.
"No compensatory strategy designed to improve tissue quality can be successful until full proximal and distal origin and insertion functional mobility ramifications and potentialities have been achieved, and work ranges have reestablished predominance, or in the presence of injury, at least receded to manageable levels of discomfort and/or efficacious tolerability."