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Starting Strength in the Real World


by Darin Deaton, DPT, SSC | September 27, 2018

In some cases the lifter has to modify the execution of the lift to accommodate the “major” points of the performance of the model, lest the Perfect be the enemy of the Good. It is only after careful thought, diligence in coaching the standard version, and a determination that a modification is actually necessary that a modification should be allowed.

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by Mark Rippetoe | September 20, 2018

“JUST PICK IT UP OFF THE FUCKIN' FLOOR!!! GRIP IT AND RIP IT!!!! ARRRGH!!!!!” is the extent to which the deadlift is coached in some high school weight rooms, gyms, and garages around the world. I'm sorry, but this level of simplicity is insufficient, and yelling does not compensate for a lack of detail. Such advice will usually produce every possible incorrect position, including a badly miss-taken grip.

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by Mark Rippetoe | August 09, 2018

Perhaps the most overused and annoying term in the limited vocabulary of inexperienced coaches, it was first used by CrossFitters who were trying to impress other CrossFitters with their mastery of the secrets of human movement.

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