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Starting Strength in the Real World


by Phil Ringman | December 01, 2016

I began running nearly 50 years ago. I was in 7th grade. I didn't want to play football because you could get hurt, and I wasn't very good at basketball. Baseball was not available in my junior high, and soccer was not an option in 1967. That left track. So I started running, and began a junior high and high school track and cross country career that was mediocre at best...

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by Gene Banman | October 13, 2016

I had a set of biases; you might even say some chips on my shoulder, when I started lifting for the first time at age 61. Then I thought, “I’ll take up Starting Strength training, but it better not interfere with my sports!”

Now I know that it’s the weight training itself which is allowing me to continue with my Sports.

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by Darin Deaton, DPT, SSC | August 18, 2016

Despite a background in strength coaching and training as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, I was challenged by the pragmatic method of teaching the barbell lifts used by Starting Strength. I immediately saw the potential of the basic barbell lifts for treating patients. Reading The Squat, or How I Learned to Stop Leg-Pressing and Use My Ass changed my conceptual view of the squat and eventually the deadlift...

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by Nick Delgadillo, SSC | July 21, 2016

I had an active 63-year-old guy referred to me by a member at the gym.  He had the history of shoulder pain and knee issues that are to be expected for this demographic, but as a self-proclaimed cardio junkie, Dennis was in pretty good physical condition. He’d never done any serious strength training and spent most of his time exercising on a bike, in spin class, or running...

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