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… “
...The Strongest Shall Survive went from concept to reality. Bill was the writer, I was a photographer, and the rest is history. Bill compiled his notes and research into the text, and I did a handful of cartoons, and upon completion of each chapter, we would pick an athlete who had acceptable technique and a world of patience, and do the accompanying photographs.
July 11 Training Camp (Deadlift & Clean) : Springfield, MO
July 18 Training Camp (The Squat) : Farmington, MI
July 17-19 Starting Strength Seminar : Newport, NC
August 7-9 Starting Strength Seminar : Lansing, MI
September 18-20 Starting Strength Seminar : Brooklyn, NY
October 2-4 : Starting Strength Coaches Association Conference
October 16-18 Starting Strength Seminar : Seattle, WA
October 24 - 25 : Starting Strength Fall Classic
December 3-6 : Bullets & Bourbon