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 Marty Gallagher
Jim Steel defiantly displays the final finished product: onstage at Miami.
Photo courtesy of John Hawley, www.musclepapa.com
“I had deadlifted 700 pretty easily in July at this 250 bodyweight, so I felt strong and I felt I was on a physical roll. I felt that if I could, on the spur of the moment, shift gears and devote 60 perfect days to this impulsive bodybuilding effort, that I could actually get my bodyweight down and show some of the muscles I knew I had… “
Rip discusses the development of Starting Strength, the future of powerlifting, and overtraining in this episode of Ask Rip.
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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
May 6-8 Starting Strength Seminar : Westminster, MD