Articles | the gym


Jim Steel | April 03, 2024

Excuses are everywhere, and of course we are all guilty of using them in many aspects of life. Even me.

What is inexcusable, in my opinion, is making excuses about why you can’t get your training in.

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Mark Rippetoe | April 01, 2024

April 1, 2024 is the 40th anniversary of the Wichita Falls Athletic Club. I thought I'd tell you about it.

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Carl Raghavan, SSC | March 27, 2024

It’s not just a kickass Jackie Chan movie. Who am I? There are 5 types of trainees (credit to Andy Baker here, who brought this idea to my attention). Lifters, closet bodybuilders, pros/athletes, “Don’t weaken,” and special pops. However, there’s a little more than meets the eye here: it’s not about simply putting everyone neatly into a box...

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Jim Steel | June 27, 2023

Where I grew up in Maryland, back in the '70s and '80s, football and basketball were king, and baseball was an afterthought, something you played when it wasn’t football or basketball season. So my friends and I played baseball for the Adelphi Boys and Girls Club in the late spring and early summer to kill some time before the “important” sports were played...

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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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