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.
Video from the Starting Strength Coaches Association Conference, October 2012.
Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, FACEP, SSC is Attending Physician at Detroit Receiving Hospital Emergency Department, and Associate Director of the Cerebral Resuscitation Laboratory at Wayne State University. His research is focused on molecular mechanisms of brain injury and repair after cardiac arrest. He is a Starting Strength Coach, a Krav Maga Practitioner, and a 3d Dan and certified instructor of Tang Soo Do. He’s old and creaky, but he’s still trying to get stronger, and buys his acetaminophen and aspirin by the crate. He can be contacted at GreySteel.org.
September 19-21 Starting Strength Seminar : Westminster, MD
September 27 Training Camp (The Squat) : Oakland, CA
October 3-5 Starting Strength Coaches Association & Conference : Wichita Falls, TX
October 10-12 Starting Strength Seminar : Brooklyn, NY
October Iron Fest : North America
November 7-9 Starting Strength Seminar : Champaign, IL
December 5-7 Starting Strength Seminar : Wichita Falls, TX