Starting Strength: Barbell Training
The Starting Strength Method
The Starting Strength method involves teaching, coaching, and progressively overloading the most effective compound exercises; the squat, bench press, press, deadlift, and complementary accessory movements. Strengthening these basic human movement patterns is the optimal way to achieve strength, muscle, vitality, and overall health and function. This simple, hard, and effective approach works for all age groups due to its basis in science, anatomy, physics and physiology.
Anyone can get a client sweaty and sore doing random workouts with no rhyme or reason. Starting Strength is a training system which involves carefully manipulating variables over the long term for a quantifiable increase in strength.
Strength is critical to our existence and interaction with our environment. It is the production of force against an external resistance. Competitive football, mowing the lawn, or playing with your kids, all these activities require force production. Our ability to produce force declines as we age, but strength training can reverse this process.
Strength is the most important physical adaptation we can acquire because it increases all fitness attributes like power, mobility, endurance, co-ordination, and balance. While training specifically for these attributes doesn’t necessarily make us stronger. Getting stronger will improve performance in any given sport. It improves our body composition, increases muscle mass, insulin sensitivity, bone density, joint integrity, tendon strength, and overall physical function.
Barbells are the single best tool to get stronger. We train normal human movement patterns like putting something up over head, squatting down, and picking objects up off the floor. You can use more weight with barbells than dumbbells, kettlebells, or any other type of exercise, which is why they are superior to these modalities in terms of building strength. They are incrementally loadable with as little as a half pound, to hundreds of pounds for the most serious athletes, so all age groups can benefit. They involve flexibility, balance, and skill, unlike machines.
Start Strength Today!
Sessions at Kur are completely private, devoid of any crowds and distractions. No need to be intimidated or having to hunt down equipment. We have everything necessary to achieve your goals including a power rack, 500+ pounds of weights, multiple barbells, chin up bar, dumbbells, and more.
New to Kur? Fill in your intake form before you arrive: Fitness Waiver Form