Fortunate to work at a school that understands the importance of subject matter beyond normal curriculum. Being able to teach a class on proper lifting mechanics and the importance of training for almost 2 weeks is incredible. The boys in the class get 10 full days of all things #startingstrength#askrip and #fahves
Body weight rows, #askrip and 80 degree weather...pretty good workout today. Just a heads up, I'm probably going to post more on my personal page for awhile @erinjohnston34 . I get tired of switching accounts. 😜
Our friends at @testosteronenation know what's up.
Simplify the Deadlift
Everything you need to know about the deadlift in one sentence. Really.
by Mark Rippetoe
The deadlift is the most basic, obvious movement in barbell training, the one with the most carryover to everyday tasks and the easiest to learn of all the basic exercises. I can teach you how to perform a perfect deadlift in one (admittedly long) sentence:
You just step up to the bar with a vertical-jump stance width, with toes out and your shins about an inch from the bar, grab it just outside your stance with your knees still straight, then bend your knees forward and out a little bit until your shins touch the bar, squeeze your chest up until your back is flat, take a big breath, and drag the bar up your legs until you're standing up straight.
See? One sentence describes the whole thing. A good instructor can help you with the details of course, but our one-sentence deadlift instruction carries a lot of important information. If it's followed correctly and intelligently, it'll result in a perfect deadlift every time.
Is Rip doing the Conga or explaining about medial epicondylitis?!? #AskRip is back and we're looking for YOUR questions. Submit in the comments and you too can become famous or ridiculed! #startingstrength#Wfac
Our buddy @johnwelbourn has something to tell you about the word "core," which must always be written with scare quotes. When people use the word "core," they're usually referring to the trunk segment, or sometimes specifically to the abs. So just say trunk and abs. Motherfuckers.
You've got questions...apparently lots of really odd questions. That's ok because Rip has the answers. We're taking more questions for our #AskRip series and this time folks, this time our favorite question submission will win a prize. Submit your *non training related* Qs in the comments here, or on Twitter or Facebook. #startingstrength#rippetoe#rippetoeknows#unclerippy#doyourfives
In this #AskRip we find out Rip's true feelings toward @thebarbellresistance, @jordan_thecoach and masculinity. Don't miss it on the @startingstrength YouTube channel. #welookdown#wfac#startingstrength
In case you missed it, the first #askrip video went live on YouTube a few days ago. You asked questions, Uncle Rippy answers. Don't miss this one, featuring questions by the illustrious @johnwelbourn and more! Link in bio for the next few days. #startingstrength#Rippetoe#Wfac