Articles | strength & health


Jim Steel | August 14, 2019

I was thinking the other day about what it felt like to be big as hell and pretty damn strong. I may be a used up fifty-something has-been now, but in the old days I did okay for myself in powerlifting. I remember like it was yesterday...

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Mark Rippetoe | August 07, 2019

The production of force against an external resistance is the way all living creatures interact with their physical environment. Even plants do this, albeit very slowly. This ability has been in development for at least 3 billion years, and it's time to embrace it as a unifying characteristic of life. Even the tiniest scrap of your successful physical existence (your tenure in Hospice does not constitute any aspect of this) is predicated upon your ability to move, and this ability is predicated on the production of force by your muscles.

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John F Musser, SSC | July 17, 2019

Let’s go for a quick tour, there's something I want you to see. We've talked a bit about it, but it helps to lay eyes on. No, I promise, it won’t take long. We can take my truck.

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Ryan Blom | July 10, 2019

If you lift weights, you should understand the stress/recovery/adaptation process. Your body will go through it whether you understand it or not. Squats and deadlifts don’t cause you to get big and strong, recovering from them does. However, your muscles aren’t the only thing that is changing and adapting; it’s all of you – physically, mentally and emotionally. Starting Strength changed me and made me “harder to kill” (The Red T-shirt).

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