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… “
Steve Hill discusses mechanics, starting with the concepts and problems to solve and moving to hands on demonstrations.
Lecture recorded at the Starting Strength Coaches Association Conference, October 2014.
"The type of obsessive/compulsive nature of those drawn to the repetitive and controlled activity of training made them ripe for, as Jan put it, giving a different paraphrase to what I wrote in an earlier installment: the consumption of 'horse flop if they believed it would put another inch on their arms or 20 pounds more on their bench press.'"
April 18 Training Camp - Press & Bench Press : Lansing, MI
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
August 7-9 Starting Strength Seminar : Lansing, MI
December 3-6 : Bullets & Bourbon