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Starting Strength in the Real World


by Nick Delgadillo, SSC | June 22, 2017

A lot of you are experiencing quite a bit of pain right now that is the result of too wide a grip. Having your hands too wide necessitates overextension of the shoulder (elbows way up) and excessive forward pressure by the hands into the bar to hold the bar in place, because the wide grip artificially shortens the forearm and reduces support from the elbow up to the bar.

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by Emily Socolinsky, SSC | June 01, 2017

As a former dancer (20+ years of dance, ballet and modern), I did not understand the true nature of what “getting stronger” meant. It took me twenty years to finally start training with a barbell. Strength made the biggest difference when I returned to dance. Not physical therapy when I was injured. Not endless hours of cardio. Barbell training. I knew this was something that all dancers were missing. But how could I convince my fellow dancers to do this?

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