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.
The Tragic Death of the Military Press in Olympic and World Championship Competition, 1928-1972
by John D. Fair
“For most of the twentieth century, the press was the standard means by which the strength of an athlete, especially in weightlifting, was measured. “How much can you press?” was the usual question directed by friends and fellow athletes to any young man who started training with weights… by the end of the century that the new query became ‘How much can you bench press?’”
September 19 Training Camp (Press & Bench Press) : Chicago, IL
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
November 13-15 Starting Strength Seminar : Hampton, VA
December 3-6 : Bullets & Bourbon
December 11-13 Starting Strength Seminar : Wichita Falls, TX