Glochid Edition – Starting Strength Weekly Report January 8, 2024


January 08, 2024


Glochid Edition

On Starting Strength



  • Subscriber Perks, Arguing With Rip, and Recovery Needs –
    Rip answers questions live from Starting Strength Network subscribers and fans.


  • The Nature of Coaching Cues by Mark Rippetoe –
    If a lifter I’m coaching lets his knees slide forward at the bottom of a squat, I have to correct this critical error. I am the coach, and my job is correct movement instruction…


  • Opportunities to Keep Living Big –
    Tammy and her son Jacob Tenace discuss how he persuaded Tammy to begin strength training at Starting Strength Tampa. She had reservations, but soon saw increases in strength and decreased pain from arthritis and fibromyalgia.


  • Goals 105: What Now? by Carl Raghavan –
    At long last, the day has arrived. You stand there overwhelmed with pride at how strong you’ve become. After conquering your strength goals, you ask yourself…


  • Age is just a Number –
    Discover how John trained in a black iron gym instead of peacefully walking in the park. This video will immerse you in John’s mindset transformation when he embraced vigorous physical training by incorporating weightlifting into his weekly routine.
  • Weekend Archives:

    How to Talk to Your Friends and Family About Strength Training by Andrew Lewis –
    It can be frustrating to try to help friends or family members start lifting. It’s obvious that strength training will help them improve their lives and health, but…
  • Weekend Archives:

    Bodybuilding Mythology by Mark Rippetoe –
    Bodybuilding – especially for novices – is primarily concerned with one’s own perception of one’s appearance. Only for the more advanced competitor does bodybuilding become concerned with other people’s (the judges) perception…


In the Trenches

will morris discusses modifications to the deadlift for rehab
Starting Strength Coach Will Morris discusses modifications to the deadlift for rehab purposes during the Rehab, Injury, and Pain Management Camp held at Starting Strength Katy this past weekend. [photo courtesy of Nick Delgadillo]
inna koppel coaches jeannine through her squats
Jeannine Cahill, with a history of herniated discs, receives coaching from Inna Koppel to refine her squat technique and master correct bracing for maintaining spinal stability. [photo courtesy of Inna Koppel]
robert campana squats at the new york squat camp
At this past weekend’s New York Squat Camp, Robert Campana squatted 315 x 5 x 3 with Chris Palladino. [photo courtesy of Inna Koppel]
cam prepares to pull 270 for a set of five
14-year-old Cam sets up to pull 270 for a set of 5. He joined Starting Strength Cincinnati to get as strong as possible in preparation for his first season of high school football next year. [photo courtesy of Luke Schroeder]
addi at the bottom of a 102.5 squat
Addi squats 102.5 lb for triples on Friday evening at Testify Strength & Conditioning in Omaha, NE. Addi trains at Testify along with her dad, Jeremiah, and older sister, Aubrey. [photo courtesy of Phil Meggers]
dylan working through the power clean teaching method
Dylan Penka, shown here working through the power clean teaching method, has recently deadlifted 315 pounds. Dylan began training at Starting Strength Columbus two months ago and has made awesome progress. [photo courtesy of Jarret Beck]
remah locks out a deadlift at starting strength boston
Reemah’s new deadlift PR of 135 lb for a triple at Starting Strength Boston was immediately followed by a victory dance. [photo courtesy of Stephen Babbitt]
group photo at the katy rehab camp
Attendees and coaches at the first Rehab, Injury, and Pain Management Training Camp held at Starting Strength Katy last weekend. The next event will be held February 3 in Chicago. [photo courtesy of Nick Delgadillo]

Get Involved

Best of the Week

From the mouths of babes

Jason Donaldson

This evening, my nine-year-old son was trying to encourage his younger brother to overcome his fear of the dark, which was keeping him from helping take out the trash. One of his arguments was that I was in the house, and so they were safe from anything in the dark. Then he said this:

“Daddy had to train really hard to get that strong…

“If you want to be strong, you have to be brave and work out.”

Rip, seven and a half years ago, their daddy was not strong. I was fat, weak, and chronically jacked up. No longer. (Well, still a bit fat…)

Thank you. I am unspeakably grateful to you and to this community you’ve gathered.


Best of the Forum

height and long arms regarding bench press grip width

DorPwnz

I am about 195cm with long arms, (duh) and my question is like this : should I grip like in the recommendation or grip wider like I do now? The recommendation is just before the ring inner ring. I put my pinky on the outer ring as the barbell in my gym has both an internal and outer ring for each side of the bar. This is where I don’t have to “compress” myself (the scapular retraction is not influenced) I’ve been doing it with pinkies on the inner ring and even hit new PRs but now the pinkies on the outer ones feel much more comfortable. Alrighty then? Can I keep it that way?

Mark Rippetoe

Fine with me. Do you understand why we recommend the width we do? There’s a very specific reason.

DorPwnz

Vertical forearms at the bottom.

Mark Rippetoe

You can take it from there.





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