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Starting Strength in the Real World


by Adam Skillin, SSC | January 18, 2018

When he was 16 years old, Joe Zirkle shattered his vertebra in a bad car accident. His most significant injury was a severe compression to the spine, known as a burst fracture, at L2.

Repairing his spine required doctors to fuse 5 vertebrae together...

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by Chris Kurisko, SSC | January 11, 2018

Arya fell down while I was trying to get her into the right bottom position. She was uncoordinated and rather weak, and she just lost her balance and fell down as I was trying to get her hips back and her back angle correct.

“It happens all the time,” I said.

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by Nick Delgadillo, SSC | November 16, 2017

Chase Lindley, long time WFAC lifter, intern, and future coach, walked out the heaviest press most of us have ever seen at the 2017 Fall Classic. After pressing 308 lbs for his second attempt press, he called for 330 lbs for his third attempt but wasn’t able to lock it out. He may have been a little too ambitious, considering the 624 lb PR squat he had done earlier in the day, but his disappointment was understandable since he pressed 325 lbs ten days prior to the meet during training.

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by Nick Delgadillo, SSC | October 05, 2017

Bre trained normally up to the surgery and was told by her doctor that after surgery, she should immobilize the shoulder for a few weeks other than during physical therapy, that she shouldn’t load it for 8-12 weeks, and that it could take up to two years for her to “get back to where she is now” in terms of her strength training. He never inquired about what she actually does in the gym or current training loads.

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