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Starting Strength in the Real World


by Brent J Carter, SSC | May 21, 2019

There are many things that differentiate Starting Strength from the rest of the fitness industry malarkey. Our methods have been built from a ground-up systems-based approach. Our coaches know what the hell they are doing. Our program produces results year after year for thousands and thousands of clients; theirs do not.

Another example of how we are very different is that you rarely hear our coaches tell a client to use a particular muscle group.

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by Mark Rippetoe | May 14, 2019

It's not usually a problem for people of normal bodyweight, but lumbar overextension – excessive arch in the lower back – is actually a bigger problem than lumbar flexion because of its injury potential. To see the problem, you'll have to look carefully at the vertebral anatomy of the lumbar area.

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