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Starting Strength in the Real World


by stef bradford, PhD, SSC | January 22, 2019

39 lifters arrived at Wichita Falls Athletic Club Saturday, January 19 ready to compete in the 2019 United States Strengthlifting Federation Championship Meet. After turning in their first attempt weights, lifters had time to greet fellow lifters, review their strategy with their coaches, and start settling in for the long day ahead...

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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 Andy Baker, SSC and Renee Mathis | October 18, 2018

On September 1, 2018, something occurred that would have been highly unlikely 4 years ago. My personal training client, Renee Mathis – a 55-year-old teacher and grandmother – entered a Strengthlifting meet and set 3 new personal bests on the Squat, Press, and Deadlift. 

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by Jeff Leonard | October 11, 2018

I have been training folks in my small slice of garage gym heaven for a little over a year now. I’d like to tell you the story of one of my clients, 59 year-old Wendy...We met, had a conversation about what she was looking for, and I explained what would be involved, and we set about the task of getting her stronger.

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