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.”
"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