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.
(Part 2 of Jim Steel’s Odyssey)
by Marty Gallagher
“The worst part about the whole bodybuilding experience is the diet, for sure. You are hungry all of the time; you are weak all of the time…I suddenly had no patience for anyone who didn’t have the dedication to lose weight. When someone tells you that they just can’t lose weight, and at that very moment you would kill for one spoonful of peanut butter, your sympathy for the less-dedicated goes right out the window.”
"It began with the awareness that my training efforts needed a boost . . . At least the muscle magazines told me this. Of course this wasn’t true, as weight training was in the process of taking me from an undersized 120-pound youngster to a 232-pound collegiate athlete. The training was doing its job . . ."
November 7-9 Starting Strength Seminar : Champaign, IL
November 22 Training Camp - Press & Bench Press : Atlanta, GA
November 22 Training Camp - The Squat : Atlanta, GA
November 23 Training Camp - Deadlift & Clean : Atlanta, GA
December 5-7 Starting Strength Seminar : Wichita Falls, TX
January 9-11 Starting Strength Seminar : Los Angeles, CA
February 6-8 Starting Strength Seminar : Houston, TX