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Starting Strength in the Real World


by Chris Northern | December 13, 2018

Logan, who was a couple months shy of his 15th birthday at the time, hadn't had much experience in the weight room yet. As I had become more and more familiar with the Starting Strength methodology, I wanted to apply it to a true novice. Logan's youth and lack of experience made him the perfect candidate.

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by Nick Delgadillo, SSC | November 22, 2018

The press is the most ego-crushing of the basic barbell lifts. The combination of the long kinetic chain and the fact that the relatively small muscles of the shoulders and arms are doing the job of locking the bar out, while nearly every other muscle in the body stabilizes the position and the load, makes for a lift that’s technically challenging and difficult to progress long term.

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