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 Todd Peters
“It was Thursday, October 29th, 2008 and I had evening no-gi practice at my local Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu club. My neck had been sore for a few weeks, but anyone who has spent any amount of time training in a grappling sport knows that this is nothing new – you do your neck bridges and get stronger, then next time you get thrown you won’t tweak your damn neck. What I didn’t know was that this time there was a bomb waiting to go off inside my head…”
"I don't need to do squats. I run!" Have you ever heard this? I have. The question: does running give you adequate leg development, so that you can concentrate on your biceps?
Rip demonstrates how he rehabbed his shoulders after a rotator cuff repair and Mumford Procedure while also clarifying shoulder anatomy and the actual function of the rotator cuff.
Rip discusses the development of Starting Strength, the future of powerlifting, and overtraining in this episode of Ask Rip.
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
April 9 Training Camp (Deadlift & Clean) : Chicago, IL
May 6-8 Starting Strength Seminar : Westminster, MD
June 10-12 Starting Strength Seminar : Wichita Falls, TX