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Starting Strength in the Real World


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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