Training Log | cases

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?

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Starting Strength Weekly Report

Highlights from the StartingStrength Community. Browse archives.