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Starting Strength in the Real World


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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by Emily Socolinsky, SSC | April 06, 2017

After nearly three years of work, adjustments, set backs but most of all, persistence, Jan rarely walks into a session or departs a session with any hip or back pain. There is the occasional discomfort, but she no longer plagued by constant pain as she was three years ago.

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by Gwyn Brookes, SSC | March 23, 2017

I believe that novice lifters should compete. A competition is a test of performance, and training specifically for a meet requires a lifter to develop a more focused relationship to her training, which can become a very beneficial basis for making the long term commitment to training that every strength athlete needs.

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