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Starting Strength in the Real World


by Capt James Rodgers | April 13, 2021

A criticism of the Starting Strength method is that its approach is dogmatic, that it does not account for individual differences, and that its rigorous application of standards for the execution of programming of the lifts constitutes some sort of a belief system, not an optimized approach to achieving a certain end.

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by Phil Meggers, SSC | April 06, 2021

You’re a new lifter, but you’ve done your homework. You’ve read The Blue Book and watched the videos, so when it comes to setting up for your deadlift, you’re prepared, and you know the five step setup...

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by Nick Delgadillo, SSC | March 30, 2021

There’s a tendency for new or inexperienced coaches to see problems where they don’t exist, or to try to solve a problem using an unrelated piece of instruction due to a misunderstanding of the fundamental issue. An example of this is a disproportional fixation on a lifter’s elbow position once the bar is moving in the press.  

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by Chase Lindley | March 23, 2021

There is a lot of talk on when and how to start specializing the upper body movements. The question of “When can I do ‘X’ exercise like ‘Y’ lifter does?” consumes a new lifter’s brain like a pack of wolves devouring a elk calf. These types of questions become tiresome...

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by Mark Rippetoe | March 16, 2021

Ah, the age-old question. Which is better? The decision to wear sweat pants or shorts depends on what you're doing under the bar today, the temperature where you're training, and the appearance you want to create.

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