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 John Petrrizzo
“It was not until graduate school that I realized how much barbell training would continue to help me as I moved forward in both my education and future career. If you understand how humans move lots of joints and muscles, through large ranges of motion under a load, for basic movement patterns such as the squat, deadlift, and press, it makes figuring out and understanding other biomechanical questions that arise much easier. If you can then apply that biomechanical knowledge to how humans adapt to progressively increasing stress over time, it solves a lot of the problems faced by strength coaches and rehabilitation specialists every day.”
"I don't need to do squats. I run!" Have you ever heard this? I have. The question: does running give you adequate leg development, so that you can concentrate on your biceps?
Rip demonstrates how he rehabbed his shoulders after a rotator cuff repair and Mumford Procedure while also clarifying shoulder anatomy and the actual function of the rotator cuff.
Rip discusses the development of Starting Strength, the future of powerlifting, and overtraining in this episode of Ask Rip.
February 13 Training Camp (Deadlift & Clean) : Farmington, MI
February 27 Training Camp (The Squat) : New York, NY
March 11-13 Starting Strength Seminar : Houston, TX
March 12 Training Camp (The Squat) : Atlanta, GA
March 13 Training Camp (Press & Bench Press) : Baltimore, MD
March 19 Training Camp (Press & Bench Press) : Lansing, MI
March 26 Training Camp (Deadlift & Clean) : Atlanta, GA
April 8-10 Starting Strength Seminar : Brooklyn, NY
April 9 Training Camp (Deadlift & Clean) : Chicago, IL
May 6-8 Starting Strength Seminar : Westminster, MD
June 10-12 Starting Strength Seminar : Wichita Falls, TX