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Coaching Crutches and Wasting Client Money | Starting Strength Radio #229

Mark Rippetoe | September 08, 2023

Rip discusses his article, The Inappropriate Use of the Rack Pull, and how coaches often use modifications to the basic lifts as a crutch instead of learning to fix technique issues.  

"Lumbar flexion needs to be corrected, but correcting it by using a position where it's not actually a problem is not a correction."

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  • 15:32 Comments from the Haters!
  • 26:12 A coach not doing his job
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  • 51:35 You have to have a deep toolbox
  • 1:01:48 A coach should be coaching from a model

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