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Starting Strength in the Real World

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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by Emily Socolinsky, SSC | June 01, 2017

As a former dancer (20+ years of dance, ballet and modern), I did not understand the true nature of what “getting stronger” meant. It took me twenty years to finally start training with a barbell. Strength made the biggest difference when I returned to dance. Not physical therapy when I was injured. Not endless hours of cardio. Barbell training. I knew this was something that all dancers were missing. But how could I convince my fellow dancers to do this?

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