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Starting Strength in the Real World

by Mark Rippetoe | November 29, 2023

Time is money, as they say. Training takes time, so there is an element of economy to be considered. If you are training for a purpose, e.g. strength – as opposed to social exposure, looking at the girls, talking to your rat-fuck buddies, etc. – the most efficient use of time is a concern, since time is money. For essentially everybody, a barbell strength training program is the most efficient use of time for accomplishing an increase in strength. 

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by Carl Raghavan, SSC | November 08, 2023

My most recent Olympic lifting meet happened a few months before I adopted my current nomadic lifestyle. I thought it would be a storybook ending, and my last chance to bag some nice round numbers as a Physical Culture lifter. But June 11th 2022 brought me face-to-face with unforeseen challenges, highs and lows, and – most importantly – lessons learned, and I would like to share my findings.  

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