Articles | coaching


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.

Continue reading


Nick D'Agostino, SSC | March 13, 2019

Whether you are a coach or a trainee, you may have experienced working with a very talented coach and learning a lot from them in a short amount of time. Studying their writing and watching their YouTube videos may be helpful, but spending time working with them in person and receiving instruction and feedback boosts the learning experience tremendously. The way these coaches present information leads to long term learning – how are they doing that?

Continue reading


Ray Gillenwater, SSC | March 06, 2019

Four months ago, Rip announced our goal of opening 100 Starting Strength Gyms in five years to become the only national gym chain that offers actual strength coaching to the general public. We’ve been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the model, and wanted to share an update.

Continue reading


Jim Steel | February 27, 2019

You have just graduated from college with a major in kinesiology or physiology of exercise or something similar, you have your certifications in order, and you are raring to go.

Now what?

Continue reading


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.

Continue reading




Starting Strength Weekly Report

Highlights from the StartingStrength Community. Browse archives.