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 Karl Schudt
“My name is Brian Jones. I am a forty five-year-old father of six in Lexington, Kentucky. In April of 2011, during the course of my duties as an insurance adjuster, I fell over twenty feet from a roof in North Carolina; landing in a standing position on the concrete drive. Imagine grabbing a rebound from your second floor and coming down with it. Long story not as long – I incurred severe pilon fractures in both legs.” . . . His doctor told him that it wasn’t a matter of whether he would be disabled, but how severely…The doctor told him that he would certainly be crippled for life, and probably wouldn’t be able to walk unassisted. If you were in his situation, what would you do? Would you accept the prognosis, and sit in a chair for the rest of your life?
"Not a single [trainee] has ever said “I just want to tone my arms.” They’ve come to me because they know what it takes to get strong, and they know I have been tested on both my knowledge of the Starting Strength material, and my actual ability to coach the lifts"
What I have to share is a view of the man who probably influenced strength training more than anyone else of his generation. The success of those of you who followed his programs helped to cement his legend status.
October 10 Training Camp (The Squat) : Winston, GA
October 16-18 Starting Strength Seminar : Seattle, WA
October 17 Training Camp (Deadlift & Clean) : Winston, GA
October 24 - 25 : Starting Strength Fall Classic
November 13-15 Starting Strength Seminar : Hampton, VA
December 3-6 : Bullets & Bourbon
December 11-13 Starting Strength Seminar : Wichita Falls, TX
January 15-17 Starting Strength Seminar : Los Angeles, CA