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 Colin Webster
“He remained able to literally uproot small trees, and one time I was doing deadlifts with 450 lbs., and he wandered in. I asked him a question about squats, and he proceeded to heave the weight up onto his deltoids and carry it over to that same crappy squat rack I wrote about earlier and set it down on the rack, so he could get under it and show me. I usually say he power-cleaned the weight, but really it was more of a sheer heave, since he had trouble with regular movements at that point, having several herniated discs in his back, a torn right rotator cuff, calcified feet and a heel that was literally in two pieces from having been broken and never allowed to heal properly. He played most of his career like that.”
"OODA stands for Observe, Orient, Decide, Act...Instead of seeing a bunch of disparate mistakes, the coach that can see the movement as a pattern or as a whole can find the right cue to fix the whole thing, skipping from Observe to Act."
"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"
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