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Starting Strength in the Real World


by Mark Rippetoe | February 05, 2019

For reasons I cannot understand, our recommended eye gaze direction for the squat – looking down at the floor in front of you – is controversial. This is odd, because looking up at the ceiling (apparently the Right Thing To Do) results in your neck being placed in extreme overextension.

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by Nick Delgadillo, SSC | November 22, 2018

The press is the most ego-crushing of the basic barbell lifts. The combination of the long kinetic chain and the fact that the relatively small muscles of the shoulders and arms are doing the job of locking the bar out, while nearly every other muscle in the body stabilizes the position and the load, makes for a lift that’s technically challenging and difficult to progress long term.

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