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.
Tommy Suggs coaches Matt Wanat on the Olympic Press.
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."
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