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 Marty Gallagher
Jim Steel defiantly displays the final finished product: onstage at Miami.
Photo courtesy of John Hawley, www.musclepapa.com
“I had deadlifted 700 pretty easily in July at this 250 bodyweight, so I felt strong and I felt I was on a physical roll. I felt that if I could, on the spur of the moment, shift gears and devote 60 perfect days to this impulsive bodybuilding effort, that I could actually get my bodyweight down and show some of the muscles I knew I had… “
October 3-5 Starting Strength Coaches Association & Conference : Wichita Falls, TX
October 10-12 Starting Strength Seminar : Brooklyn, NY
October 11 Training Camp (Deadlift & Clean) : Santa Cruz, CA
October Iron Fest : North America
November 7-9 Starting Strength Seminar : Champaign, IL
December 5-7 Starting Strength Seminar : Wichita Falls, TX