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.
The Tragic Death of the Military Press in Olympic and World Championship Competition, 1928-1972
by John D. Fair
“For most of the twentieth century, the press was the standard means by which the strength of an athlete, especially in weightlifting, was measured. “How much can you press?” was the usual question directed by friends and fellow athletes to any young man who started training with weights… by the end of the century that the new query became ‘How much can you bench press?’”
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Presented at the Starting Strength Coaches Conference, October 4, 2014, Wichita Falls, TX.
December 5-7 Starting Strength Seminar : Wichita Falls, TX
December 13 Training Camp - The Squat : New York, NY
December 13 Training Camp - The Squat : Dublin, Ireland
December 14 Training Camp - The Squat : Dublin, Ireland
December 14 Training Camp - Deadlift & Clean : Dublin, Ireland
December 20 Training Camp - The Squat : London, England
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 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