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Starting Strength in the Real World

by Robert Baker | September 14, 2021

This article is about the bare-bones equipment needs for restoring the health, bone density and strength to new and aspiring Master Athletes, those over 40 years old, using the Starting Strength Method – and anyone else interested in a home gym.

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by Carl Raghavan, SSC | September 07, 2021

When I coach, I have no favorites. Of course, that’s a lie. My fiancée is my favorite. I tell her so frequently, without hesitation, especially when in her presence and definitely when we’ve got guests. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. However, when it comes to coaching on the platform, I have no favorites.

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by Andrew Lewis, SSC | August 31, 2021

There is an odd obsession with having the precisely correct song to listen to during a heavy lift. The timing has to be right, the volume has to be right, and the song itself has to be meticulously selected to maximize force production.

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by Alex Pisanello and John Petrizzo, DPT, SSC | August 25, 2021

My name is Alex Pisanello and I am a 35-year-old service-connected veteran.  Over the course of my time in the military, I served in a variety of combat operations including several deployments and suffered numerous permanent injuries as a result...Traditional physical therapy failed to alleviate painful symptoms, restore strength and optimize my ability to function. 

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by Phil Meggers, SSC | August 24, 2021

If you are a new lifter (or perhaps you’re coaching one), you may notice two interesting phenomena regarding your bench press. First, there’s a chance it might be heavier than your squat for your first few workouts, which may seem odd given that your legs and hips are much stronger than your arms and shoulders, and second, your bar path may be rather wobbly at first. Let’s examine these phenomena in turn and also discuss how we can improve these situations.

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