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?’”
"Not a single [trainee] has ever said “I just want to tone my arms.” They’ve come to me because they know what it takes to get strong, and they know I have been tested on both my knowledge of the Starting Strength material, and my actual ability to coach the lifts"
What I have to share is a view of the man who probably influenced strength training more than anyone else of his generation. The success of those of you who followed his programs helped to cement his legend status.
October 10 Training Camp (The Squat) : Winston, GA
October 16-18 Starting Strength Seminar : Seattle, WA
October 17 Training Camp (Deadlift & Clean) : Winston, GA
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
January 15-17 Starting Strength Seminar : Los Angeles, CA