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 Rob Miller
“Recently it occurred to me that physical adaptation to athletic training follows a predictable pattern that depends not only on a consistent commitment to continued improvement, but an intelligent approach to that commitment that not all training methods possess. This article is the story of my synthesis of this pattern into a concept I call The Map.”
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.
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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
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