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.”
Results from the 2015 Starting Strength Fall Classic are now available for your perusal...the data have been sliced and diced in a number of different ways to allow interested people to see how competitors fared both within their own meets and nationally. Thank you to everyone who participated. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
November 28 Training Camp (The Squat) : Vancouver, Canada
December 3-6 : Bullets & Bourbon
December 6 Training Camp (The Squat) : Baltimore, MD
December 6 Training Camp (Press & Bench Press) : New York, NY
December 11-13 Starting Strength Seminar : Wichita Falls, TX
January 9 Training Camp (Squat, Press, Deadlift) : Brisbane, Australia
January 10 Training Camp (Squat, Press, Deadlift) : Brisbane, Australia
January 15-17 Starting Strength Seminar : Los Angeles, CA
January 16 Training Camp (Squat, Press, Deadlift) : Sydney, Australia
January 17 Training Camp (Squat, Press, Deadlift) : Sydney, Australia
January 23 Training Camp (The Squat) : Lansing, MI
January 23 Training Camp (Squat, Press, Deadlift) : Melbourne, Australia
January 24 Training Camp (Squat, Press, Deadlift) : Melbourne, Australia
February 5-7 Starting Strength Seminar : Santa Cruz, CA
February 13 Training Camp (Deadlift & Clean) : Farmington, MI
March 11-13 Starting Strength Seminar : Houston, TX
March 19 Training Camp (Press & Bench Press) : Lansing, MI