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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 Mark Rippetoe | April 27, 2017

Mark Rippetoe discusses hip drive using the Starting Strength teaching method during a squat training camp held at Wichita Falls Athletic Club.

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by Bill Hannon, SSC | March 16, 2017

If the lifter allows the upper back to flex, the bar position, the effective back segment length, and the moment arm between the bar and hips all essentially become variable, and the biomechanical equation of squatting becomes vastly harder to solve. A flexed upper back represents a loss of control over the interface with one of the two external inputs to the lifter, and this will have a huge impact on the quality and efficiency your squat. 

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