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Starting Strength in the Real World


by Carl Raghavan, SSC | July 09, 2019

I’ve heard this story a hundred times. You probably have too. My client walks into the gym looking confused and a little scared. “This guy came up to me while I was squatting and told me I need to keep my head up or I’ll slip a disc! Is that true? Is my back about to snap in half?!”

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by JD Shipley | July 03, 2019

Attend a Starting Strength Seminar and you’ll hear one of the most common questions strength coaches are asked. In fact, it’s so common, you’ll often hear it get pointed out by the coaches for those attendees that want to ask, but are too embarrassed because they already know the answer. “I want to get my [father, mother, wife, sister, brother, loved one, etc.] to train, but he/she just won’t listen to me. What can I do to get them to train?”

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by Mark Rippetoe | July 02, 2019

Nick Delgadillo is responsible for inventing what may be the most effective cue for correcting an unlocked lower back ever devised. In a video released on this website on March 7, 2019, he describes a method for cueing the lumbar extension for the deadlift start position that works better than anything I've ever used. In fact, I use it myself now when I pull.

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