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Mark Rippetoe and stef bradford, PhD, SSC | June 15, 2022

The Program Is Too Simple

“There are only 6 exercises! That can't work. Look at all the other exercises being left out, and all the muscles this program ignores.”

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Mark Rippetoe | May 17, 2022

Getting strong is hard work. It's years in the gym under the bar, moving weights you're challenged by and are sometimes afraid of, but you do it anyway because the goal is worth it. Don't make it harder than it has to be with poorly reasoned assumptions about what is either necessary or permissible.

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Scott Acosta, SSC | April 06, 2022

Chapter seven of Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training 3rd edition is titled “Useful Assistance Exercises.” I like to refer to it as “The Forgotten Chapter,” because a lot of folks don't know it’s there. Perhaps they haven’t actually read the book, which wouldn’t be surprising.

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Carl Raghavan, SSC | March 09, 2022

What am I talking about? Let me tell you a recent true story. A guy at a globo-gym watched me deadlift 5 plates for a triple (220kg/484lbs). He then approached me and said, “What do you do for your traps?” I sagely nodded towards my platform and replied, “I just did it.”

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Mark Rippetoe | March 02, 2022

[T]he mythology that arose over the decades of bodybuilding mis-information will not loosen its grip on the fitness industry. This bears some discussion, since even you may still harbor ideas that soaked into your young brain while you didn't know any better. 

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