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Mark Rippetoe | June 09, 2023

Rip explains how our DNA dictates how we adapt to training, why big, strong men command more attention than small guys, and how getting strong improves aesthetics. 

Ray Gillenwater, SSC | June 05, 2023

SSC from SS Austin, Andrea Mates, joins Ray on the podcast to discuss Andrea's career change from teaching to coaching, why strength is essential for motherhood, body image, body composition, and her two pregnancies: one from before she started training and her most recent pregnancy as a strength trainee.

Mark Rippetoe | June 02, 2023

Rip answers questions from Starting Strength Network subscribers and fans.

Mark Rippetoe | May 26, 2023

Rip talks about how other fitness programs want you to focus on aesthetics and training muscle groups. Machines cannot produce enough systemic stress for growth. 

Performance-based training works better for aesthetics than training separate muscle groups on machines. The body works as a system of levers powered by contractile motors, “muscles.” None of the muscles function in isolation from the others. 

Ray Gillenwater, SSC | May 22, 2023

SS Colorado Springs Gym Owner, JD, joins Ray on the podcast to discuss his role as a military leader, his motivation for opening a gym, recovering from a rooftop fall with strength training, and squatting 500 lb in his 40s.

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