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Matt Reynolds, SSC | February 13, 2019

New complicated programs occasionally work and make you stronger. But the problem inevitably becomes one of information. If the new program worked, what variable or variables made the difference? And if it didn’t work, what should you change in your next program to see progress? This is critical because your response to training won’t look exactly like anyone else’s and changing too many variables makes it difficult to tell what changes caused what results.

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John Davison | February 06, 2019

It was 6.30 in the morning. A cold, dark, drizzly morning. I was sitting in the Departure Lounge at London’s Heathrow Airport waiting for a flight to Dallas. That's Dallas, Texas, 5,000 miles from London, England.

"What the hell am I doing?" I thought to myself; 5,000 miles and a lot of money to hear some bloke off the Internet tell me to push my knees out when I squat.

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John Petrizzo, DPT, SSC | January 30, 2019

The stated purpose of the SSTR was to investigate the effects of a free weight resistance training program on healthy participants between the ages of 18 and 80 by creating an anonymous registry of individuals who were voluntarily partaking in a formalized version of the “Starting Strength Novice Linear Progression” (SSNLP).

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