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Starting Strength in the Real World


by Niki Sims, SSC | April 07, 2016

A warm-up should not be a workout, but it is a very important part of a training session. It literally warms up muscles and associated connective tissues by increasing their temperature, and it prepares the neuromuscular system for the task ahead...

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by Nick Delgadillo, SSC | March 17, 2016

A loud minority of Internet Fitness Experts (IFEs) are busy proliferating the idea that the squat is of limited use and, in some cases, downright dangerous.  Some assert that the squat is an advanced movement, potentially requiring upwards of 60 corrective exercises for the fixing of movement deficiencies before actually learning it.  Others dismiss it completely since they’re not interested in being powerlifters, muscle-bound, or injured, while some just want to focus on aesthetics and more quad development, or any number of other reasons they can find to avoid squatting…

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by Beau Bryant, SSC | March 10, 2016

Starting Strength Coach Beau Bryant takes Dan, a 72 year old new client with no prior strength training experience, through a modified teaching method for The Squat.  In this first training session, Beau teaches Dan how to squat and then makes corrections in real-time as he works through his first three work sets.

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