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    Default You Don't Need to Run | Starting Strength Radio #77

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    Mark Rippetoe discusses running and why getting stronger is a better use of your time.



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    Question--and this is something of a silly hypothetical but: in the video you guys assert that SS is the best method for gaining strength. Suppose you had a group of 18-22 year old healthy untrained males, like a set of boot camp recruits. You had complete control of their time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You could control their diets, their recovery, and their training. They don't have to do a bunch of marching around, all they have to do is train, eat, sleep, and whatever else you direct. Your mission is to get them as strong as possible as fast as possible.

    Would you train them using the SS novice linear progression, i.e., 3X a week, 3 sets of squats, 3 sets of a press, 1 set of deadlifts, etc.? And just use their youth, lack of other time and energy demands, and perfect diet and recovery to add weight to the bar more rapidly than most trainees can? Or under these special circumstances would more sets, exercises, or training days/week allow more rapid progress than the standard SS NLP?

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    They would use the NLP as described in the books.

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    Reminds me of Jim Steel comparing his own 2x daily workouts to his high school friend Carlo, whose philosophy was "Crush the weights, rest and eat":

    Experiences in the Iron Life | Jim Steel

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    In some of the branches, recruits ship out and are stuck for weeks waiting for basic training to start. It's not 3 months, usually, but I've heard of 6-8 weeks being fairly common depending on the needs of said branch. During this time, recruits are in a bit of a holding pattern - not getting stronger. Then basic training starts and they do all the pushups, sit-ups, runs, etc., the military requires. Imagine the fighting force we'd have if every recruit did an NLP for 2-3 months before Basic training started?

    I also find it comical in this TED talk how the general says that cracks in the femoral head occur a lot in basic training (from all the running and marching) and cost the Army a lot of money. Obesity, he says, is a national security issue. It's a good talk, but maybe femoral heads wouldn't crack if trainees' didn't run so much and had much denser bones from having run an NLP before basic training started.

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    Will Chase be providing another video of his new insane PRs? Those are inspirational.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchless View Post
    Will Chase be providing another video of his new insane PRs? Those are inspirational.
    In a Strength Club stream he said he's aiming for a 405 press in a November meet. We'll surely get a video from that. Chase Press - YouTube

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