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?’”
Results from the 2015 Starting Strength Fall Classic are now available for your perusal...the data have been sliced and diced in a number of different ways to allow interested people to see how competitors fared both within their own meets and nationally. Thank you to everyone who participated. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
November 28 Training Camp (The Squat) : Vancouver, Canada
December 3-6 : Bullets & Bourbon
December 6 Training Camp (The Squat) : Baltimore, MD
December 6 Training Camp (Press & Bench Press) : New York, NY
December 11-13 Starting Strength Seminar : Wichita Falls, TX
January 9 Training Camp (Squat, Press, Deadlift) : Brisbane, Australia
January 10 Training Camp (Squat, Press, Deadlift) : Brisbane, Australia
January 15-17 Starting Strength Seminar : Los Angeles, CA
January 16 Training Camp (Squat, Press, Deadlift) : Sydney, Australia
January 17 Training Camp (Squat, Press, Deadlift) : Sydney, Australia
January 23 Training Camp (The Squat) : Lansing, MI
January 23 Training Camp (Squat, Press, Deadlift) : Melbourne, Australia
January 24 Training Camp (Squat, Press, Deadlift) : Melbourne, Australia
February 5-7 Starting Strength Seminar : Santa Cruz, CA
February 13 Training Camp (Deadlift & Clean) : Farmington, MI
March 11-13 Starting Strength Seminar : Houston, TX
March 19 Training Camp (Press & Bench Press) : Lansing, MI