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 Colin Webster
“He remained able to literally uproot small trees, and one time I was doing deadlifts with 450 lbs., and he wandered in. I asked him a question about squats, and he proceeded to heave the weight up onto his deltoids and carry it over to that same crappy squat rack I wrote about earlier and set it down on the rack, so he could get under it and show me. I usually say he power-cleaned the weight, but really it was more of a sheer heave, since he had trouble with regular movements at that point, having several herniated discs in his back, a torn right rotator cuff, calcified feet and a heel that was literally in two pieces from having been broken and never allowed to heal properly. He played most of his career like that.”
Andy Baker discusses the strength and conditioning for swimmers.
How can you apply linear progression to a swimmer? What changes? What are special challenges? What nutritional strategies are appropriate?
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 24 Training Camp - The Squat : Lansing, MI
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
February 28 Training Camp - Deadlift & Clean : Lansing, MI
April 17-19 Starting Strength Seminar : Brooklyn, NY
May 15-17 Starting Strength Seminar : Westminster, MD