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 Todd Peters
“It was Thursday, October 29th, 2008 and I had evening no-gi practice at my local Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu club. My neck had been sore for a few weeks, but anyone who has spent any amount of time training in a grappling sport knows that this is nothing new – you do your neck bridges and get stronger, then next time you get thrown you won’t tweak your damn neck. What I didn’t know was that this time there was a bomb waiting to go off inside my head…”
Video: Injuries and Barbell Training, Part II
Presented at the Starting Strength Coaches Conference, October 4, 2014, Wichita Falls, TX.
December 21 Training Camp - Deadlift & Clean : London, England
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 31 Training Camp - Deadlift & Clean : Reno, NV
February 6-8 Starting Strength Seminar : Houston, TX
February 27-March 1 Starting Strength Seminar : Seattle, WA