Social 3 days ago @bfrazier16 pulling 350 every minute for 12 minutes. Hookin. Do you set up every rep the same? Every rep should look nearly identical if you follow a set up process like all our lifters do. 1. Stance 2. Grip 3. Shins 4. Chest up 5. Drag. The deadlift is not complicated. I watch videos of high level lifters leaving pounds off the bar because they are skipping one of these 5 steps. Don't be that person. #startingstrengthcoach #startingstrength #startingstrengthgym #deadlift #hookgrip #itsnotcomplicated ... See more LIKE LOVE HAHA WOW SAD ANGRY View on facebook 3 days ago Back Pain and Back Strength | Mark Rippetoe This is why we don't panic and cease all activity when someone experiences a bout of back pain. And it's also why we don't waste time doing planks, sit-ups, or any other commonly prescribed "core" work. Every person who walks in our doors learns to move properly and train the back to get stronger. "Some backs that are badly degenerative on the MRI do not hurt, while some backs that are not terribly screwed up hurt all the time, and maybe hurt in places where there is nothing on the MRI that explains the pain. This means that “degenerative disc disease” may be the cause of your back pain, and it also may not be the cause of your back pain. Not everybody with a positive MRI for DDD has pain, and some people with only very mild degeneration are crippled with the pain. This is because back pain is not always explained as damage or inflammation within the structures of the spine. It may have to do with an individual's interpretation of what pain is, which may explain why exercise is often effective in teaching people that pain has a lot to do with perception." https://startingstrength.com/article/back-pain-and-back-strength ... See more There are times when The Conventional Wisdom and The Reality of the Situation are at odds. Our recent presidential election provides a poignant example, as does the idea that running makes you skinny, that little kids always tell the truth, and that we have to pass another law so you'll stop doing t... ... See more LIKE LOVE HAHA WOW SAD ANGRY View on facebook 4 days ago Timeline Photos This morning I had one of those moments that makes you happy to be able to help so many people. Colleen learned to power clean last night before hitting some conditioning. She's been coming to the gym for a while now and has built up a pretty good base of strength. She's worked hard and it shows. "I had to change my truck tire on my sequoia! Used to joke it didnt matter if I knew how to change one, I'd never be strong enough to get lug nuts off or pick up the damn tire! Mine was nothing compared to the gym tires! Just wanted to say thanks..thanks for pushing me everyday..felt strong when i could pick it up & even throw the spare into my trunk!" #happystrengthcoach #startingstrength #westminsterstrengthandconditioning ... See more LIKE LOVE HAHA WOW SAD ANGRY View on facebook 5 days ago Photos from Westminster Strength and Conditioning - A Starting Strength Gym's post Doing the program. Kosty shows how it's done. His goals were to lose some body fat and get stronger. Well, he did it. Flip right to see his starting numbers and body weight. He now squats 390, presses 220 and benches 305. How did your fitness goals go over the spring/summer? If you fell short it might be time to learn how to train. #startingstrengthcoach #startingstrength #startingstrengthgym #rp #traindontexercise ... See more LIKE LOVE HAHA WOW SAD ANGRY View on facebook 6 days ago Timeline Photos Training teaches you many lessons. One of the most important is how to continue your training during an injury. It can be frustrating but those that understand how to continue progress while they heal will never find themselves sitting on their ass complaining about what they can't do. Bev took a fall and suffered a torn rotator. Before jumping into surgery she will continue to train, rehab properly and give her body a chance to adapt and heal. Here she floor presses sets of 5 with 90 pounds pain free. She didn't stop pressing. She found a variation that trains the shoulder musculature without pain. She will continue to squat, press and pull with loads, intensities, volumes and variations that allow her to tap into her body's ability to recover and adapt to new stress. Having watched things like this play out more than once, I'm betting on a full recovery. #startingstrengthcoach #startingstrength #startingstrengthgym #barbellmedicine #barbellrehab #barbellperscription ... See more LIKE LOVE HAHA WOW SAD ANGRY View on facebook 1 week ago This is daria, one of our Westminster Strength and Conditioning team competitors from the Charm City Strongwoman on Sunday. This is 325 pounds she's walking with on her back. I'm not sure I know many other 60 year olds who can complete this task. They're out there but they're the exception for sure. But it doesn't need to be that way. Most people her age watch this and think they could never do that, or they think it's dangerous. The truth is, everyone her age is capable of this. It requires work and consistency. It requires you to train a few times a week for an hour or so at a time but it's doable by everyone willing to put in the work. And it's not dangerous. Daria doesn't carry things like this but a few times a year. 95% of her time is spent squatting, pressing and deadlifting. Adding a little weight to the bar when she can. Getting a little stronger month after month. The result? She can carry 325 pounds on her back. If you can't see the usefulness in the strength required to do such a thing for a 60 year old female you haven't put much thought into the matter. If you could carry 325 pounds on your back can you image how much easier your daily tasks like carrying groceries, walking steps/hills, mowing the lawn, or moving furnature would be? Now is not the time to take it easy. Your body wants to be strong at every age. Do something to make it strong. #startingstrengthcoach #startingstrength #startingstrengthgym #mastersathlete #strongwoman #yokecarry #barbellprescription #barbellmedicine ... See more LIKE LOVE HAHA WOW SAD ANGRY View on facebook 1 week ago Photos from Westminster Strength and Conditioning - A Starting Strength Gym's post Proud of all the ladies from WSC for putting it on the line today at the Charm City Strongwoman competition today. They demonstrated some awesome strength today while raising money for a great cause. Thanks to everyone who came out to support them. These girls train for months to get ready for this. Who's on for next year? #startingstrengthcoach #startingstrength #startingstrengthgym #charmcitystrongwoman #strongwoman #fivex3 ... See more LIKE LOVE HAHA WOW SAD ANGRY View on facebook 1 week ago Timeline Photos We have posted a similar topic in the past but this doesn't hurt to repeat. The general public and unfortunately many "coaches" lack a fundamental understanding of how to train novices. All three of these lifters have completed or are near completing their @startingstrength novice programming. All three of them did the EXACT same program. All three of them had very different goals. One to just get stronger. One to get ready for basic training. One to lose about 50 pounds of body weight and get healthy. All three accomplished their goals. So how did two men gain 20 pounds of muscular body weight each and a female lose 50 pounds of body weight doing the same program of squats, presses and deadlifts? There's a couple pretty simple reasons. Two of them ate in a caloric surplus and the other ate in a caloric deficit. Number one,- as a novice what you do matters far less than how you eat. Eat excess calories and you gain weight. Eat less calories and you lose weight. Number two- as a novice your first priority should be the acquisition of muscle mass. Yes, even if you need to lose weight you should first be focused on gaining muscle mass. This is best accomplished with squats, presses and pulls. Added muscle mass will make everything easier. Even losing body fat. How much conditioning did they do? One of them still hasn't conditioned. He's nearing the end of his novice gains and he will ride that out. One needed to add some in the last couple weeks to prep for basic training. And one added it to keep a caloric deficit without dropping as many calories. Added as needed to keep slow weight loss. This stuff is really not that complicated. You don't need to kill yourself 5 days a week in the gym. No exercising. Have a clear goal and develop a training plan to achieve that goal as efficiently as possible. If you are a novice, just get strong. The last photo credit goes to the great photographer @marybrunstphoto. #startingstrength #startingstrengthgym #weightlifting #powerlifting #powerliftingmotivation #itsnotdifficult #traindontexercise ... See more LIKE LOVE HAHA WOW SAD ANGRY View on facebook 1 week ago Despite ramping up her running mileage for a marathon in November, Emma has been hitting some nice PRs under a bar. A front squat triple PR, 225x2 back squat and a press PR. Her volume has been tapering and she will finish an intensity block during the end of September. Her lifting will taper as she continues to up her running mileage through November. Training. Planned deliberate training. #startingstrengthcoach #startingstrength #startingstrengthgym #marathon #runner #weightlifter #traindontexercise ... See more LIKE LOVE HAHA WOW SAD ANGRY View on facebook 1 week ago Lane Strength and Conditioning When I tell people that I own and operate a powerlifting gym, this is followed with several questions: "What do you do in your gym?" "I teach people how to squat, press, and deadlift. Sometimes they bench press, too." "Oh I can't do that. I'm too old to do that." Pictured above are powerlifters in their 40s, 50s, and 70s. Unfortunately, I didn't have anyone in their 60s in the gym today but they can squat, press, and deadlift, too. The thinking that one should "take it easy" as we age is commonplace today. In my gym, we don't "take it easy" because EASY DOESN'T WORK. Time is going to pass regardless; so why not spend your time getting stronger like Jo, Jacque, and Bernie? #startingstrength #startingstrengthcoach #thebarbellperscription #lanestrength ... See more LIKE LOVE HAHA WOW SAD ANGRY View on facebook « ‹ 1 of 41 › » Load More Something is wrong. Response takes too long or there is JS error. Press Ctrl+Shift+J or Cmd+Shift+J on a Mac.