Jim Steel | September 27, 2023

Basic, raw strength has always appealed to me, a sort of casual super-strength that someone who is really “raw strong” can display without needing a bunch of stuff to help them. I always thought that it would be super cool to be able to walk into any gym wearing a shirt, shorts, and shoes, and lift heavy weights. No straps, wraps, sleeves, or belt needed.

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Mark Rippetoe | September 20, 2023

The mechanics of pulling a barbell off the floor have been discussed rather thoroughly in the Blue Book...[including] the difference between snatches, cleans, and heavy deadlifts. There are profound mechanical differences between the lifts that involve balance, back angle, and acceleration, and as a result the three lifts produce different training effects. It behooves the coach to understand these things so that training the pull can be accomplished efficiently.

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Steve Ross, SSC | September 06, 2023

As a personal trainer in an industry-standard machine-based gym, it takes a long time to a build a barbell clientele on your own, and most trainers will never get to a sufficient number. When you start as an apprentice at a Starting Strength facility and the clients are already there, all you have to do is show up and learn. 

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