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Starting Strength in the Real World


by Mark Rippetoe | September 22, 2020

Starting Strength is famous for it's dogmatic insistence that 1.) All squats must be done our way, 2.) everybody, without exception, must drink a gallon of milk a day, and 3.) it's okay if Rip is fat. This is all true, to a certain extent. But today, let's confine ourselves to the discussion of the form used in the barbell exercises.

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by stef bradford, PhD, SSC | September 16, 2020

Lifters commonly use too wide a grip in the deadlift and too narrow a grip in the clean. This can happen due to prioritizing comfort, copying other lifters, lax coaching, or rushing during setup. When both errors occur in the same lifter, there's a good chance he's also lost sight of the main focus of each lift and the impact that small differences in technique make as the weight gets heavy.

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by Mark Rippetoe | September 08, 2020

It has come to my attention that some of you people are reluctant to move to the hook or alternate grip as your deadlifts get heavier. You apparently think you'll be giving up grip strength if you do...  

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by Jim Steel | August 25, 2020

I have always craved solitude. While I worked as a strength coach at the University of Pennsylvania for 20 years, I would go for maybe a month or so of working, and I'd start to feel this yearning to get away, for a reset of everything...

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