How does it work? Who can participate?
All registered users can post and participate on the Starting Strength forums. In forums that are moderated (all forums except Training Log forums), posts will only show up after they are approved by a moderator. Responses will come from both SSCs and registered users.

Good topics
What makes a good topic depends on the forum. The General Q&A forum is for anything training-related, but especially where the question/s doesn't fit neatly into a more specialized category. Discussion threads for Articles & Videos from Starting Strength are also in this forum. Note that all form checks should be posted in the Technique forum.

Want an answer from a Starting Strength Coach?
  1. Get Verified. Verified users will be first in line, so give some consideration to that before you post. (see Forum Information re verified users)
  2. Stay short and concise. There is a difference between a board post question and a professional consultation. Posts that are too long or detailed, or that require an inordinate amount of time to answer will not released for general input.
  3. Stay respectful and on-topic. Trolls will be wasting their time, as trolls should.
  4. Read the board before you post. It is your responsibility to ensure that your question is not repetitive. You are not paying these guys, and they are not obligated to indulge questions that have been answered 40 times already, that make absolutely no sense, or that are so poorly typed or phrased that they require deciphering and lower the quality of the forum.
  5. Direct all technique or form check questions to the Technique Forum.


Who are the moderators?
Rip & stef, plus the moderators listed at the bottom of each forum.

Current moderators in the Starting Strength section are Brent Carter, Michael Wolf, Robert Santana, Andy Baker, Steve Hill, Karl Schudt, Nick Delgadillo, Nick D'Agostino, and Pete Troupos

Moderators of affiliate and partner forums include Mick Solomons (Starting Strength App) and Jordan Stanton (US Strengthlifting Federation).

Why do some moderators have stickies at the top of some of the forums?
Stickies on individual forums are there to highlight SSC who have assumed primary responsibility for a specific forum due to expertise and interest in that area. Depending on the forum, there may be one, two, or even more SSCs listed at the top. You'll get questions answered by other coaches and input from forum participants, but consider them the lead guys for handling those forums.