Articles | the gym


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.

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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?

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Mark Rippetoe | October 24, 2018

Building our own gym model means we get to do things our way – quite the opposite of the status quo in the gym industry.

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Michael Wolf, SSC | March 28, 2018

The free market directly facilitated the shockingly massive increase in the number of people squatting, pressing, deadlifting, cleaning, and snatching today.

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Mark Rippetoe | January 27, 2017

A serviceable home gym for barbell training need not be a gigantic investment, and in fact should be very simple. A bar, some plates, a rack of some type to facilitate the squat and the pressing exercises, a simple flat bench for the bench press, and a platform for deadlifts is all that is absolutely required. For power cleans and snatches, a few bumper plates are quite useful but not absolutely necessary. 

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