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.”
Video: Injuries and Barbell Training, Part II
Presented at the Starting Strength Coaches Conference, October 4, 2014, Wichita Falls, TX.
December 20 Training Camp - The Squat : London, England
December 21 Training Camp - Deadlift & Clean : London, England
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 31 Training Camp - Deadlift & Clean : Reno, NV
February 6-8 Starting Strength Seminar : Houston, TX
February 27-March 1 Starting Strength Seminar : Seattle, WA