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 Tommy Suggs
“In my opinion, one of the books of the last century that will be considered as having a great impact on the sport of weightlifting is The Knee in Sports by Karl K. Klein and Fred L. Allman, Jr. The majority of articles and books on weightlifting that have condemned the full squat cite this book as their authority…I liked Karl and we discussed his views on full squats. In fact, I was one of the lifters tested as part of his research. He personally showed me how he recommended weight trainees – specifically athletes – to perform squats.”
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."
February 27-March 1 Starting Strength Seminar : Seattle, WA
February 28 Training Camp - Deadlift & Clean : Lansing, MI
March 1 Training Camp - The Squat : Merrick, NY
April 17-19 Starting Strength Seminar : Brooklyn, NY
May 15-17 Starting Strength Seminar : Westminster, MD
June 5-7 Starting Strength Seminar : Wichita Falls, TX
July 17-19 Starting Strength Seminar : Newport, NC
December 3-6 : Bullets & Bourbon