Mark Rippetoe | August 23, 2023

Modern Man is the direct descendant of animals that lived on the African savanna millions of years ago. Yes, animals, since they weren't yet people, with cell phones and imaginations and heroes and appetites for expensive whiskey. Their concerns were much more basic, and almost entirely concerned with survival – waking up the next day, finding something to eat occasionally, and not being eaten yourself. Being hungry and injured was part of this pre-people existence, and you had to deal with it as best you could.

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Carl Raghavan, SSC | August 01, 2023

Being a strength coach is much more than simply shouting “Knees out!” As SSC Shelley Wells told me: “We are more than just cues.” Coaching is a multifaceted role that involves upholding standard practices, guiding trainees towards their strength goals, and continuously expanding one's knowledge. In this article, we will look to explore various aspects of what being a great strength coach entails, including the challenges faced by new coaches.

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Jim Steel | July 26, 2023

I decided that it was time to really push the squat poundage and see where I could end up. I had always run a lot, both for football and for fun. I wanted to find out how strong I could get by just lifting and eating and not tapping into my recovery with all the running.

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Mark Rippetoe | July 12, 2023

A long time ago, the light was turned on for me: there is a difference between “Science” and “Professional Research.” I wrote a paper about the concepts that formed the basis for Practical Programming for Strength Training – the idea that programming complexity must increase as the level of training advancement progresses

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