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Starting Strength in the Real World


by Jen Smith | May 31, 2022

Every squat presents a moment of decision. An inch above depth, the lifter has a split-second to decide between complete and incomplete. He can either do the whole rep, or he can let the bar drop on the safeties; he can do the hard thing or the easier thing...

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by Andrew Lewis, SSC | May 24, 2022

Failure occurs for three primary reasons: giving up, technical failure, and strength failure – each addressed in order of likelihood for a novice. Determining which occurred requires feedback in one form or another. The best feedback is a coach. The next best feedback is a video recording of the set.  

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by Tyler Perkins | May 10, 2022

Behind every man on testosterone replacement, there is a story of wasted money, wasted time, medical quackery, and possibly some unnecessary fondling. So, I would like to share a few of my own experiences that I am sure are common enough among those searching for help[.]

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by Andrew Lewis, SSC | May 03, 2022

Can the average man deadlift 500lb? Yes. Will they? No. An average man has the physical potential to deadlift 500lb, but it takes a lot of elements coming together to make it happen. It's not enough for him to go to the gym three times a week, do the lifts, and go home.

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by Daniel Oakes | April 19, 2022

Nobody mentions it, at least not anybody who isn't perceived as an obsessive freak. It's an awkward, alien, somewhat ugly topic of conversation – makes those involved feel raw and naked. Maybe, as a species, we aren't ready to discuss it seriously yet...

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