IMPORTANT REMINDER: the Forums are set up to help people understand and apply the training information in Starting Strength and our other books, article, and videos. They are not a substitute for our books, articles, and videos. Those things are the very first thing you should consult, before asking for assistance.

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. 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. Your post may be moved to a different forum, follow the redirect link to see it.

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 other coaches who have opted to participate here in that capacity. Different coaches rotate in or out over time.

Current moderators
Mark Rippetoe

stef bradford

Nick Delgadillo

Pete Troupos

Andrew Lewis

Hayden-William Courtland

Ryan Arnold

Will Morris

Nick D'Agostino

Robert Santana