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Rebecca Fishburne, SSC | July 24, 2019

While the attitudes in the commercial gym can be frustrating at times, the cool thing about being an SSC in this setting is that I have an opportunity to translate Starting Strength for people who don’t speak the language, many of whom have never heard of it and have never even considered lifting anything heavy.

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Jordan Burnett | June 19, 2019

It’s easy to fall into the routine of assuming that every deviation from the model can be fixed by using the same tactics and cues for every lifter every single time.

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Nick Delgadillo, SSC | June 12, 2019

In some ways the oral review board can be more difficult than the written exam, especially for candidates who haven’t prepared appropriately. Knowing the concepts – meaning that you are able to follow along at the seminar or with the books, able to write the concepts out, make long forum posts about fundamental concepts, or answer simple questions about them – is different than being able to explain the concepts orally.

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Carl Raghavan, SSC | May 29, 2019

People ask me what it’s like to lift a heavy weight, and this is the best I can do to describe it: a heavy weight is like a loud white noise blaring full blast into your ears. A heavy weight tries to distract you from your technique; it tries to disrupt your focus and composure.

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Jim Steel | April 03, 2019

Times have changed in the strength and conditioning world over the years. I reckon that in a word, you could describe the source of the changes as “access.” In the 80s there was not access to as much information as there is now. Of course there was no internet, with the social media superstars and the keyboard warriors hiding behind the computer typing their uninformed opinions about strength training.

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