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Forum: Equipment 12-30-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,137
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
Re: Unauthorized "Starting Strength Bar"

Thanks for your prompt attention to this matter.

Mark Rippetoe
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,137
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
Unauthorized "Starting Strength Bar"

We have been very recently made aware of the availability of a product described as the "Starting Strength Bar" at www.muscledriverusa.com PLEASE ENSURE YOU ANNOTATE ALL LINKS WHETHER WORK AND FAMILY...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-11-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,351
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
Rippetoe needs You

Mark Rippetoe at CrossFit Wichita Falls has an opportunity for a Level I or higher trainer. He needs a competent, responsible person who is willing to relocate to North Texas to develop the CrossFit...
Forum: Community 05-11-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,882
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
Rippetoe needs You

Mark Rippetoe at CrossFit Wichita Falls has an opportunity for a Level I or higher trainer. He needs a competent, responsible person who is willing to relocate to North Texas to develop the CrossFit...
Forum: Community 04-30-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,502
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
3 slots available for the Boston Basic Barbell cert on 5/3-4

All:

Due to cancellations, there are actually 3 places available for this weekend's Basic Barbell Certification at CrossFit Boston, officially marked as Sold Out. Contact me directly by e-mail at...
Forum: Community 04-28-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,186
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
Re: The smaller lessons of CrossFit

Nice list, Brandon. I've posted it here in my gym. Naturally, all profits arising from its presence will be sent directly to you.

Rip
Forum: Exercises 01-25-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,000
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
Re: Rip's low bar argument

Maybe "kill" was too strong a word; I should have said "spank." If you continue to schedule opposite me I may eventually come to the conclusion that you're dodging. But thanks for the brain fodder....
Forum: Exercises 01-24-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,000
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
Re: Rip's low bar argument

Sorry for jumping in so late -- just checked the board, saw this thread, checked my e-mail and I never got Everett's to me about this. I will kill him for you if I can ever get him to come to our BB...
Forum: Exercises 09-14-2007, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 27,850
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
Re: Squat Bar Position - Shoulder Pain

David:

Good question. We don't bail out of low-bar squats because we spot heavy sets here, and I've never done it. But there is an excellent case to made for practicing this movement. Let me know...
Forum: Community 09-04-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,625
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
Kindred Spirit in Denton TX

My buddy Danny Canales is moving his gym, and the Denton paper did a nice story on the business.

The link is safe for home and...
Forum: Exercises 09-03-2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,263
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
Re: Squats/Starting Strength

Matt:

Eliot is right about the video. It's the only way to get an actual opinion of value from somebody that's not actually there. Post it and I'd be glad to take a look.

Rip
Forum: Exercises 08-23-2007, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 27,850
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
Re: Squat Bar Position - Shoulder Pain

I use the low-bar position for a number of very good reasons, none of which matter if you can't actually use it. Shoulder tightness - either bony capsular-type tightness like old guys have, that...
Forum: Exercises 08-21-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,307
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
Re: trap bar squats

Mike:

I have written elsewhere that I though trap bar deadlifts were stupid. The one I had in the gym "walked away" a couple of years ago, and my impression was stale. Your referring to them as a...
Forum: Fitness 07-10-2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,617
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
To clarify: the untrained, novice, intermediate,...

To clarify: the untrained, novice, intermediate, advanced, and elite categories "represent a performance that can reasonably be expected of an athlete at various levels of training advancement using...
Forum: Exercises 04-08-2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,153
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
You are rapidly becoming The Man, Dave. ...

You are rapidly becoming The Man, Dave. Maintain.

Rip
Forum: Exercises 04-06-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,153
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
Andy: It would help, but it appears that the...

Andy:

It would help, but it appears that the purpose of the CFN numbers is to address primarily CF-related parameters, not the lifts per se. And even though it is easy to use a simple bodyweight...
Forum: Exercises 04-05-2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,153
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
It has been my experience, and the observation of...

It has been my experience, and the observation of most experienced coaches, that a trained vertical jump does not improve much over the course of an athlete's career. My guess is that it might...
Forum: Exercises 03-09-2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,689
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
Gabe: This is a valid observation: "Looking at...

Gabe: This is a valid observation: "Looking at research on barbell trajectories during the Olympic lifts as broken down by different countries and genders we see that the U.S. does not typically...
Forum: Exercises 03-06-2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,689
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
Just saw this above by Larry: "Great discussion,...

Just saw this above by Larry: "Great discussion, I usually like to step out of the way during these, but I just read an interesting article by Glenn Pendlay and he argues, at the elite level,...
Forum: Exercises 03-06-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,689
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
Deal, Greg. We'll talk. Tom: "I've seen...

Deal, Greg. We'll talk.

Tom:
"I've seen videos of Rezazadeh doing FS triples with 100#+ more than he can squat clean. Maybe the same overload principle could be (re)used for strength gains."
...
Forum: Exercises 03-06-2007, 03:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,689
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
This is headed in the right direction: "3....

This is headed in the right direction:

"3. Even in consideration of #2, I recognize that loading the quads with greater weight by allowing more PC involvement will help stimulate quad strength...
Forum: Exercises 03-05-2007, 11:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,689
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
I am not more concerned with pulling strength,...

I am not more concerned with pulling strength, front squatting strength, or any specific aspect of either of the two lifts. I advocate the low-bar squat because it enables the lifter to handle...
Forum: Exercises 03-05-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,689
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
This seems to be the sticking point: "i'm not...

This seems to be the sticking point: "i'm not arguing a low bar squat will not deliver strength improvements in the pull, nor in the squat. but i think because of the different hip/back position in...
Forum: Exercises 03-05-2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,689
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
"i'm curious to hear the remainder of your...

"i'm curious to hear the remainder of your position on this though--that is, where in weightlifting programming you see the low bar squat's place."

My position is that since we don't squat as a...
Forum: Exercises 03-04-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,689
Posted By Mark Rippetoe
Greg: "first, the back squat if performed Oly...

Greg:

"first, the back squat if performed Oly style absolutely transfers to the Oly lifts."

This has been an interest of mine for a while now. Here is an excerpt from a thing I'm working on...
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