Articles | the gym

Joseph Rodriguez | May 03, 2023

I am a firefighter and an apprentice coach at Starting Strength San Antonio. My fire shift work schedule is 24 hours on and 48 hours off. Due to this schedule I occasionally have to train at the firehouse in order to complete all of my workouts for the week. Training in the firehouse weight room can be slightly difficult because workouts are frequently interrupted by one or two runs, but it is always a lot of fun...

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Jim Steel | March 29, 2023

I was done with my deadlift training for the day and was at hanging around the gym watching my buddy Troy train one of his clients. I train Troy myself and enjoy watching him torture his clients with some of the stuff I have taught him.

A teenage kid approached me...

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Inna Koppel, SSC and Jacob Pearce, SSC | March 22, 2023

"The military is really high and really low," recounted Starting Strength Coach Jacob Pearce, formerly an infantryman in the United States Army's 101st Airborne Division. "You don't get this nine-to-five job where everything is the same every day, right down the middle. You get these great best days of your life, followed by the worst days of your life."  

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Steve Ross, SSC | March 14, 2023

My business partner and I opened Brussels Barbell in the summer of 2021, making it the first ever Starting Strength Affiliate Gym in Europe...Our motivation for opening the gym in Brussels was two-fold. Firstly, we wanted to create a place where people could cut through the bullshit and specifically train for strength. Secondly, we wanted to spread the Starting Strength method as much as possible. 

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Capt James Rodgers | March 01, 2023

The kettlebell is a common piece of gym equipment. For most of you, your ongoing experience with kettlebells is tripping over them while making your way to the squat rack or the platform. Except for novices, they do not have much value when it comes to getting stronger, since barbells are the superior tool for strength training due to their ergonomics and incremental loading. This prompts the question: what can you do with the set that you bought during COVID, still sitting in your garage in pristine condition?  

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