The Starting Strength Channel | assistance lifts

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Ray Gillenwater, SSC | September 21, 2023

SSCs Ray Gillenwater and John Dowdy demonstrate the bench press with a close grip. The close-grip bench press is used as an assistance exercise, particularly if you have shoulder problems or are following an intermediate or advanced training program.

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."

Ray Gillenwater, SSC | August 24, 2023

Starting Strength Coach Ray Gillenwater explains why and how to add partial movements like the rack pull when your deadlift progress slows down.

Steve Ross, SSC | May 11, 2023

Starting Strength Coach Steve Ross explains how paused squats can help fix common squat errors like getting onto your toes, losing thoracic extension, and knee slide.

Andrew Lewis, SSC and Adam Martin, SSC | November 24, 2022

Starting Strength Coaches Andrew Lewis and Adam Martin demonstrate how to use the rack to press for deconditioned lifters.

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