Nick Delgadillo and Mark Rippetoe

People periodically ask some version of, “What is the best refutation of Starting Strength?” While this is definitely a silly-ass question, it brings up the chance to discuss the “first principles” of the Starting Strength Method. They are 1.) the application of the basic physical science of the Moment Model of Barbell Training, and 2.) the stress/recovery/adaptation phenomenon of the General Adaptation Syndrome. Taken together, they form an approach that results in strength improvements for everyone with whom it is used.

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