Articles | the gym


Jim Steel | April 01, 2020

"You know what is the best part about training these kids? Seeing progress. When coaching college kids, progress can be measured by a twenty-pound gain in the bench press and more weight on the bar in general. With these kids, progress can be measured in different ways[.]"

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Ray Gillenwater, SSC | March 25, 2020

"Every franchise owner that’s opened a Starting Strength Gym has already started looking for their second location or is planning to do so shortly. Every franchise owner that has yet to open their first gym has hired an SSC or is in the process of hiring one...and the number of Starting Strength Gyms is growing quickly, which means the demand for SSCs is growing too.

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Andrew Lewis | January 29, 2020

Most flat benches sold are between 16 and 20 inches tall. A short-legged person may find that they are not able to effectively plant their feet during the bench press and create a tight arch in the upper back –  both of which are desirable. The anterior pelvic tilt created by their short legs might also cause lumbar overextension, and consequently low-back pain.

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Ray Gillenwater, SSC | January 07, 2020

2019 was about proving that there is an unmet need for in-person Starting Strength coaching in major cities across the country. 2020 is going to be about growth: for trainees that lift with us, for gym owners that have invested in us, and in new markets that we are expanding in and to.

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Ray Gillenwater, SSC | December 24, 2019

Like strength training, the beautiful thing about entrepreneurship is that it has principles that are clearly identifiable by those that have experience, and the result of those principles being followed (or not) is blatantly (and sometimes painfully) obvious to see by anyone that’s paying attention. There is no faking it, not for long anyways.

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