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Starting Strength in the Real World


by Caleb Krieg, SSC | October 04, 2018

Someone like Mike needs a long-term solution to a long-term problem. Strength training not only helps to immediately improve health and body composition, it is a building process, adding muscle that will not only make every pound lost more valuable, but also changing the body in ways that will help lose fat and maintain a healthy body composition in the long run.

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by Phil Ringman | September 13, 2018

I’ve lifted weights for about five years, but I was a runner for 51 years.

I ran four marathons at a time when only a few hundred people showed up, instead of the thousands we see today. I was a “middle of the pack” runner, but in recent years I have been winning age group awards in 5k and 10k races, mostly because few other 60+ year old men show up. I wasn’t fast, but I was durable enough to outlast many of my peers.

But things changed a few months ago.

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by Carl Raghavan, SSC | September 06, 2018

We had a Strength Meet at this year's Starting Strength Coaches Association Convention. It was so much fun, and a real honor to lift with my Starting Strength comrades. This competition was only for coaches, and since there are fewer than 130 of us worldwide I always relish the chance to ask questions, hang out, and learn from any coach I speak to.

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by Brooke Haubenstricker, SSC | August 16, 2018

"Kim had been a client of SSOC previously, but had to cancel her membership after only a short time for financial reasons. She thought that after running her novice linear progression with SSOC she would be able to coach herself, supplemented by the Starting Strength books and free online resources. It ended up being much more difficult than she had anticipated[.]"

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