Originally Posted by Steven Webster
Starting strength is aggressive overload, which is out of tune with the bodys ability to cope. No-one can carry on adding weight to the bar quickly. At some point you need to stall and stick with a given workload before moving on.
Aggressive for whom? For a novice, it's effective programming since by definition you can recover and "supercompensate" by the next workout. Linear progression does not work past the novice stage as we all know. Or is this what you were saying?