Why I Chose This Strength Certification
In this article, I’ll pull back the curtain on the Starting Strength program. The program is the distillation of the work of coach Mark Rippetoe, author of the well-known book, Starting Strength. Coach Rippetoe bases his approach on over three and a half decades as a competitive powerlifter, Olympic weightlifting coach, and gym owner. Many in the fitness community also know him from the years he ran the Barbell Certification for CrossFit. The certification program he has developed describes itself as “a systematic approach to the classic barbell training method of improving Strength – the most critical characteristic of successful athletes and healthy useful people.”
Essentially, Starting Strength consists of two key elements:
- The Moment Model, a structured approach to the evaluating, teaching, and cueing the barbell lifts.
- A programming approach for general strength training which can be adapted across ages, experience levels, disabilities, and goals.
The Moment Model
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