Articles | military

Mark Rippetoe | June 30, 2017

It is fashionable these days to appear concerned about what is currently interpreted as “inequality.” Inequality can be accurately defined as any diversity in the outcomes of any human endeavor deemed to be the potential subject of an op-ed piece in the New York Times, the Washington Post, or Yahoo News. As such, what I am about to say will be ignored by these outlets, both because it appears to promote “inequality” even though it does no such thing...

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CJ Gotcher | January 20, 2016

"Opening up the combat arms to women will be a difficult adjustment...but we can help prepare for them with effective physical training; developing stronger, faster, and more resilient candidates who can excel at the standards in their pipeline schools."

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Adam Lauritzen, SSC | December 09, 2015

"The reality is that in order to win, someone has to go somewhere and physically stop the enemy from doing whatever it is we disagree with, and this will be dependent on the strength of the individual combatant. In every modern conflict, singular acts of valor occurred, which demonstrate an ever present need for our troops to be individually strong."

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LtCol Mac Ward, SSC | October 02, 2014

"On my last deployment I trained 15 Marines and Sailors in the proper use of barbells, and I did it with a simple Starting Strength protocol. For approximately 7 months, these folks performed the squat, bench, deadlift, press, and clean 3 days a week. We incorporated the prowler to keep conditioning high, we incorporated weighted chins, and dips for some."

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Lt. Col. Ryan Whittemore | January 10, 2013

"When I received word that I had been selected to lead the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program at the University of Rhode Island (URI), I knew I would finally have my chance to make an impact.  I could finally put my money where my mouth is, and train future Army officers using the strength-based approach of which I had been a proponent."

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