Articles | programming


Mark Rippetoe | August 10, 2018

So you've finally decided to Be Somebody and start a strength training program. Not a machine-based health spa/corporate gym exercise plan with leg extensions, treadmills, and three-pound dumbbells, but real strength training involving barbells, basic full range of motion movements, and regular incremental increases in load that drive an actual increase in strength.

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Jeremy Wooden | August 08, 2018

In less than a month, I will turn 40. Moments ago, I did something at my local Starting Strength gym that I couldn’t do when I was 18: I squatted 405 pounds for my first ever squat 1RM. I am looking forward to my 40s. I’m looking forward to accomplishing something I’ve never personally witnessed anyone accomplish – becoming stronger at 50 than he was at 40.

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Andrew Lewis | May 23, 2018

The more frivolous the subject, the more fervently people will argue about it. This is especially true about fitness. People get so bogged down in the details that they miss the important overarching concepts – the forest for the trees...The foundation of training must be correct before digging deeper into the details.

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Michael Wolf, SSC | April 18, 2018

Using The Four Criteria as a logical starting point with solid presumptive status, while paying close attention to both how post-Novice lifters in general respond to training as well as how any one specific post-Novice lifter responds to training, gives us with a very useful framework and set of tools to program effectively for continued increases in strength, demonstrated by PRs, over the long lifetime of a lifter.

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Mark Rippetoe | March 07, 2018

The New York Times has a vested interest in maintaining the narrative – not just in politics and popular culture, but in the current medical dogma as well. The Received Wisdom must be defended, even if it’s plainly wrong. The latest wrong thing: the poisonous nature of dietary protein.

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