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Starting Strength in the Real World

by Steve Ross, SSC | May 04, 2021

Deadlifts are hard. Anyone who has pulled a sufficiently heavy weight off the floor can tell you about the physical and mental anguish that goes into a limit set of five. But that’s why we do it: hard things are worth doing.

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by Pete Troupos, SSC | October 06, 2020

This is the article that no one asked for, to go along with the seven YouTube videos on the subject, another explanation of a specific aspect of the grip for the squat. But since I get to help an inordinate number of people that have never received formal coaching, through camps, seminars, or forum posts, I see a lot of people making the same exact mistakes.

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by Mark Rippetoe | July 14, 2020

Initiating the upward drive from the bottom of the squat is not merely a good idea, it's the law – even people who have been taught to squat using other methods will always show some hip drive out of the hole if the weight is heavy enough.

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by Nick Delgadillo, SSC | June 30, 2020

[L]et’s cover how to actually get this done...because the concept is simple doesn’t mean it’s easy to do. Unless you practice bending over and staying bent over correctly when you squat over and over again, you will not do it. And even when you do practice, you’ll still have to be reminded every once in a while.

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