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Starting Strength in the Real World


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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by Inna Koppel, SSC | February 25, 2020

The essence of coaching is communication, and a good coach can help the client interpret instructions quickly and react to them. Between the internal understanding by the coach and the reception and integration of this understanding by the client lies effective teaching – a dynamic process that facilitates learning.

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by Mark Rippetoe | February 18, 2020

A fairly common error when learning to power clean occurs when the teaching method has not been followed carefully. A few people attempt to catch the clean at the top with their knees in complete extension, in what is essentially a standing position.

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by Mark Rippetoe | February 04, 2020

If you waste the chalk by slapping your chalked hands together, creating a dramatic, histrionic cloud of airborne dust, drawing further attention to yourself as you yell at the bar before your work set, you are being a douchebag.

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