How to do the Starting Strength Novice Linear Progression | #1
A detailed explanation of the NLP, how to progress each lift, and how to avoid common errors to get as strong as possible as quickly as possible.
Tech at Starting Strength Gyms | #2
Ray and Ben Gillenwater discuss some of the tech used inside the Starting Strength Gyms and their reasoning behind using it.
Rehabbing a Cervical Fusion | #3
Will Morris DPT, SSC and Ray Gillenwater discuss Ray's injury, the cervical fusion surgery, and how he rehabbed with Starting Strength.
Learning How to Fight | #4
Ray Gillenwater and Nick Delgadillo discuss learning to fight, training, and how to pick the best coach.
Jim's 600 Pound Deadlift | #5
Ray Gillenwater and Starting Strength Denver member Jim Clair talk about how he was the first member to reach a 600-pound deadlift and how consistency in training is one of the most important things you can do.
Email From a Triggered Member | #6
Ray shares an email he received from a triggered member and why we are unapologetic about our views.
How to Become a Coach at a Starting Strength Gym | #7
Ray Gillenwater and Inna Koppel discuss what it takes to become a Starting Strength Coach and current job openings at Starting Strength Gyms across the United States.
Coming Back From a Training Layoff with Andrew Lewis | #8
Ray Gillenwater and Andrew Lewis discuss the optimal way to start training again after a layoff.
Owner of Two Gyms, JD Shipley | #9
Owner of Starting Strength Houston and Katy, JD Shipley, talks to SS Gyms Co-Founder Ray Gillenwater about why he decided to open two gyms, his progression as a coach, and using the barbell to stave off death.
From Olympian to Osteoporosis Patient to Strength Athlete| #10
Alison Bradley shares her experience doing the Starting Strength program to reduce joint pain, improve day-to-day energy, and give her a competitive outlet as she approaches 70 years old.
Pros and Cons of Online Coaching | #11
Ray Gillenwater and Rebecca Skinner discuss the benefits of online coaching and why you should find an online coach if you don't live near a gym.
Stan Efferding on Nutrition, Body Composition, & Overall Health | #12
Ray Gillenwater and Stan Efferding talk about nutrition, recovery, and overall health for strength athletes.
Misinformation about the Starting Strength Program | #13
Ray Gillenwater and Pete Troupos talk about all the misconceptions people have about Starting Strength.
Strength For Young Women | #14
Ray Gillenwater and Courtney Davis discuss misconceptions young women have about Starting Strength and all the positive changes she's had since starting the program.
A Surgeon that Deadlifts 520 pounds at Age 59 | #15
Ray Gillenwater and Owner of Starting Strength Tulsa, David Heon, MD, discuss deadlifting 520 pounds, his weight loss journey, and how strength is the most important thing in life.
An Argument for Optimism | #16
Starting Strength Gyms Co-Founder, Ray Gillenwater explains how the process of training for strength is intrinsically optimistic and why that’s so important in today’s social and political situation.
Strength For Postmenopausal Women | #17
Ray Gillenwater and Inna Koppel talk about all the benefits postmenopausal women have from strength training, training pre/post pregnancy, and female culture evolution.
Preparing for 21 Days Around Everest with Jon Conti | #18
Jon Conti is a cinematographer who documents his extreme hikes around the world. He and Ray are putting together a documentary-style video series to see how doing the Starting Strength program affects his hiking in preparation for a 21-day hike at an elevation of around 20,000 feet.
A Doctor's Opinion on Strength Training for Aging Women | #19
Ray Gillenwater and Denise, a member of Starting Strength Boise, talk about her medical opinion of using Starting Strength as preventative medicine.
How to Open a Starting Strength Gym | #20
Siblings and Co-Founders, Ray, Ben, and Jen Gillenwater explain how to open a Starting Strength Gym. Spoiler: It’s terrible and then it’s great.
Who is Nick Delgadillo | #21
Ray Gillenwater and Nick Delgadillo talk about why Nick decided to work for The Aasgaard Company, what Nick does for Starting Strength Gyms, and some of his many hobbies.
We Are Cash Flow Positive | #22
Starting Strength Gyms has just reached an important milestone: WE ARE CASH-FLOW POSITIVE after four years of intense work. Owner Ray Gillenwater discussed the long road it took to get here, as well as the future plans of the franchise.
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