Norther Edition – Starting Strength Weekly Report January 15, 2024

January 15, 2024

On Starting Strength

  • Muscle Magazines – Then & Now –
    Rip shares some classic muscle magazines and talks about their influence, the origins of isolating muscle groups during workouts, and how Starting Strength contrasts with the traditional bodybuilding routine.

  • The Road to 500 by Marty Fox –
    In early 2020, after the gyms shut down, I was approached by a friend of mine to use my squat rack and barbell. I had a pretty modest setup…

  • Intensity by Jim Steel –
    My 11 year old son, Max, just finished his lifting session for the day. “Are you ready to train, Dad?” he asked me earlier. He had to do some pressing…

  • Finish Your Deadlift! –
    Letting go of the bar from the lockout position during a deadlift doesn’t complete the rep. Zohar Yermiyahu shows the correct method for returning the bar to the ground after the final deadlift rep.

  • How to Set Your Back During the Deadlift –
    Starting Strength Coach Steve Ross goes over some different cues to help you set your back during a deadlift.
  • Weekend Archives:

    Train Like Your Life Depends On It: Because It Does by Bryan Glahn –
    With middle age comes an illusion of security. You’ve settled into a career that most likely brings some financial stability. A few kids, a house, and a spouse…
  • Weekend Archives:

    The Deadlift: 3 Reasons by Mark Rippetoe –
    The deadlift may be the simplest and easiest exercise to learn in all of barbell training. You pick up a loaded barbell and set it back down, keeping the bar in contact with your legs the whole way…

In the Trenches

mark rippetoe coaches a deadlift at wfac
Rip coaches Derek during the deadlift platform session at the Self-Sufficient Lifter Camp held at WFAC this past weekend. [photo courtesy of Nick Delgadillo]
bob presses 210 for sets of 5
On a wintry Monday evening at Testify Strength & Conditioning in Omaha, NE, Bob continues his linear progression as he presses 210 lb for 3 sets of 5. Bob trains at Testify along with his father-in-law, Anthony. [photo courtesy of Phil Meggers]
levi prepares to squat a pr set
The excitement before squatting the 3rd set of a new all time PR of 90 lb Great job, Cara Levi, at Be Stronger, Israel. [photo courtesy of Zohar Yermiyahu]
david laws explains how to pick warm-up weights at starting strength austin
SSC David Laws goes over how to pick warm-up weights with a new member at Starting Strength Austin. [photo courtesy of Andrea Mates]

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Best of the Week

Teeth Cleaning

Mark Rippetoe

“Practitioners are urged in this instance to obtain, read, and reflect on the full review. Scale and polish procedures are common in most practices, and practitioners who perform and schedule these should take this opportunity to examine what they believe, in the light of what is known about its effectiveness on a periodic basis. If practitioners draw the likely conclusion that there is no support for any recall regimen based on fixed intervals between scale and polishing that does not include an evaluation of clinical outcomes, then the most important implication of the review will have been successfully transferred. It will then be on their shoulders to complete the transfer into their practices.”

I have always considered regular cleaning at the office to be a business practice for the Hygienist’s portion of the income stream. I know a woman who insisted on having her teeth cleaned regularly, who had to be on antibiotics for 3 days prior to the appointment, since the gums are an excellent pathway to cardiac circulation.


Interesting topic. I haven’t been to a dentist since 2014, despite having a couple of broken old fillings. Fortunately not having any complications.

No fear of going to the dentist, other than my pockets being emptied.

Best of the Forum

Deadlift strength standards please help


I read strength standards and I find them very interesting and useful. But I don’t know in the deadlift standards only the conventional deadlift allowed or the standards based on conventional and sumo deadlift as well?

Mark Rippetoe

Where did you read them? I find them neither interesting or useful.


From the first time. But I don’t know if sumo deadlift is part of these deadlift strength standards or only conventional added in standards?

Mark Rippetoe

I am not responsible for what you read on If it was something we created and found useful, it would be on our website.

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