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Starting Strength in the Real World


by Inna Koppel, SSC | March 31, 2020

On Monday, March 16th, Woodmere Fitness Club was shuttered by Governor Andrew Cuomo in an attempt to reduce transmission and “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 cases in New York. Along with every other small business except services deemed essential – supermarkets, hospitals, pharmacies – our business was shut down with little warning.

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by Carl Raghavan, SSC | March 24, 2020

One of the biggest mistakes in the fitness industry – and it’s one I’ve seen time and time again – is over-expansion. If a gym is successful, opening more locations may seem a logical next step, but too often expansion robs the gym of the elusive original quality that made it successful in the first place.

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by Sean LeDonne | March 10, 2020

Of course it won't. And why would it? Golf is a game of finesse for dainty men of leisure, right? And if golfers are to perform exercises, they should focus on toning their core, correct? Surely there is no place for the barbaric vertebrae-displacing squat, unless you feel like seeing your neurosurgeon in his office and not in his natural habitat, the driving range.

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by Jim Steel | March 03, 2020

"[T]he best part of having training partners is the camaraderie. I grew up playing team sports and having a bunch of guys who are all shooting for the same goals, like winning a football game, is pretty special to me. In the case of powerlifting, everyone is pushing towards getting as strong as they possibly can get."

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