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 Tommy Suggs
“In my opinion, one of the books of the last century that will be considered as having a great impact on the sport of weightlifting is The Knee in Sports by Karl K. Klein and Fred L. Allman, Jr. The majority of articles and books on weightlifting that have condemned the full squat cite this book as their authority…I liked Karl and we discussed his views on full squats. In fact, I was one of the lifters tested as part of his research. He personally showed me how he recommended weight trainees – specifically athletes – to perform squats.”
We revisit Rip's discussion on how to break the pull into smaller pieces - rack pull, halting deadlift - that can be more easily recovered from than heavy deadlift work. First, the rack pull...
"Conventional deadlifts actually work the back and hips harder, and a mechanical analysis of the two styles will show us why this is the case."
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.
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