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Starting Strength in the Real World

by Andrew Lewis, SSC | October 10, 2023

Newer coaches may find it helpful to see the same squat from multiple vantage points simultaneously. It’s important to move around the lifter during the set and understand how a correctly performed squat looks from different angles. It also helps to pick out and correct deviations from the model faster.

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by Jim Steel | September 19, 2023

It’s okay to cry when you miss a lift or even have a shitty workout. I’m telling you, it's okay. There are only a few occasions when it is okay to cry: When you lose a championship football game, when your dog dies, any movie where the dog dies (not the cat), or when you miss a lift or have a shitty training session. That’s it.

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by Mark Rippetoe | August 29, 2023

The “Olympic Press” – the form of the overhead press we teach – uses a lot of whole-body movement to drive the bar overhead. It is essentially a “throw,” since it depends on momentum generated by the dynamic movement of the hips and legs to start the bar up off the shoulders. 

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