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The cost will be $795. Start your savings plan now. Here's the current version of the official poop:
The Starting Strength Seminar is the first of its type in the fitness industry. The SSS teaches the methods of basic barbell training detailed in Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training and Practical Programming for Strength Training. This method deconstructs the five basic barbell exercises down to their elements in skeletal and muscular anatomy, and then derives a system for performing and coaching them based on the biomechanics of the loaded human body moving in a gravitational framework.
The Starting Strength Seminar is an intensive exposure to all the information from which the Starting Strength system is derived. The 3-day format allows for an in-depth exploration of the theoretical basis of the system, as well as a thorough under-the-bar practical session for each exercise. The basics of coaching, biomechanics, lifting efficiency, and safety are developed into a logical and effective system of barbell training that forms the best possible foundation for any strength and conditioning program.
The Starting Strength Seminar offers two levels of completion. Attendance at the seminar provides an educational experience in barbell training that is absolutely unavailable anywhere else in the fitness education market. Competence in the system will also be evaluated by the staff on the ability of the participant to demonstrate understanding as both athlete and coach in the practical sessions, as well as an online exam that can be taken after the seminar. The attendee that passes the examination and has shown the ability to apply efficient mechanical analysis and to adequately coach the Starting Strength method is granted a Starting Strength Coach certificate.
It is recommended that the candidate come prepared with a background in weight training, a working knowledge of muscular and skeletal anatomy, familiarity with the foundational texts, and a willingness to communicate effectively.
Last edited by Mark Rippetoe; 11-05-2009 at 10:37 PM.
What would it take to get you to Australia to do a seminar here? I don't know how many SS people are here in Oz, but I wonder if there's enough to make it worth your heading over, and if so, roughly what it would cost, what you'd require in terms of facilities etc? We can do some pretty good steaks here, and the beer is good.
Also, I know there's a few Aussies here (and maybe some Kiwis?), maybe a roll call to see how many of us there are? I'm in Melbourne, my gym is the aboc PowerHaus : http://www.powerhaus.com.au/ in Vermont (near Nunawading and Mitcham)