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Starting Strength in the Real World


by Bill Hannon, SSC and Mark Rippetoe | August 24, 2017

Imagine if you will a lifter attempting a new 5RM for the press.  The first two reps go great, crisp hip drive and rebound and a vertical bar path produce plenty of bar speed to easily lock the reps out at the top.  Rep three slows markedly, and rep four is a genuine struggle.  Rep five is going to be a real grinder, and the lifter knows it.

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by Nick Delgadillo, SSC | June 22, 2017

A lot of you are experiencing quite a bit of pain right now that is the result of too wide a grip. Having your hands too wide necessitates overextension of the shoulder (elbows way up) and excessive forward pressure by the hands into the bar to hold the bar in place, because the wide grip artificially shortens the forearm and reduces support from the elbow up to the bar.

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by Mark Rippetoe | April 27, 2017

Mark Rippetoe discusses hip drive using the Starting Strength teaching method during a squat training camp held at Wichita Falls Athletic Club.

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