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Niki Sims, SSC | August 16, 2017

The Novice Linear Progression (NLP) is very basic. As SSC Brent Carter, who does the programming lecture at our seminars puts it, it’s pumpkin spice lattes and Uggz. As a Novice, you don’t need complexity to get stronger than you are right now. All of you is weak, so you’ll focus on the big lifts to make all of you less weak. 

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Karl Schudt, SSC | August 13, 2017

“Il mio nome é Brian Jones. Ho quarantacinque anni, sei figli, e vivo a Lexington, Kentucky. Faccio il perito assicurativo; nell’Aprile del 2011 mi trovavo su un tetto per lavoro, quando caddi da oltre sei metri di altezza, atterrando in piedi su un pavimento di cemento. Immaginate di schiacciare la palla dentro un canestro posto al secondo piano di una casa e poi ricadere a terra...per farla breve, mi procurai una grave frattura del pilone tibiale in entrambe le gambe.”

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Mark Rippetoe | August 02, 2017

What is the difference between me and the kid at Gold’s with a BA in some version of Physical Education and a piece of paper from the National Strength and Conditioning Association? Besides the 40 years experience, the books, the journal publications, the number of athletes and clients we’ve trained, the seminars I’ve conducted, and the organization of coaching professionals my company has educated, developed, and maintained? In the event the State of Texas passes a law requiring that exercise prescription be administered by a “Licensed Professional,” he can be licensed and I cannot.

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Bill Been | July 26, 2017

As you travel around the online fitness world, or even if you collect more serious discussions in actual published books, it's hard to avoid the conclusion that there's a very strong tendency to complicate things. Numbers of exercises, set and rep schemes, Rate of Perceived Exertion, periodization schemes, therapy babble, "performance gyms" (so Elite!) muddled definitions, the list goes on. It doesn't require a habitually cynical nature to suspect there's a good bit of Bovine Feces being shoveled here.

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