Artificially Weak Deadlifts, Part 2: The Arms

By Robert Santana MS, RD, SSC & Mark Rippetoe In my previous article, I noted that perceived difficulty is the most common reason for an artificially weak deadlift. Another common reason is that lifters often repeat or reset loads due to an inability to maintain lumbar extension off of the floor. Meanwhile, the squat continues progressing while the lifter continues repeating and resetting the deadlift for several weeks in a row. This results in a squat that equals or exceeds the deadlift. A weak low back is an obvious contributor [...]

October 23rd, 2019|Starting Strength, Strength Training|

Greysteel Journal Club Oct ’19 w. Robert Santana MS, RD, SSC

In this episode, Robert and Dr Johnathan Sullivan address the relative impact of lifestyle and metformin on progression to Type 2 Diabetes, a comparison of an entire spectrum of nutritional strategies, a review of the scientific evidence (and lack thereof) for popular diets, a classic and oft-quoted paper on exercise and ketogenic diets, and the problem of energy measurement data in the nutritional literature.

October 22nd, 2019|GreySteel, Media, Starting Strength|

Barbell Logic: Introducing the SSOC Nutrition Linear Progression

A New Approach to Nutrition Coaching Robert Santana, Head Nutrition Coach and Registered Dietitian at Starting Strength Online Coaching shares a completely different way to approach nutrition; what we call the Nutrition Linear Progression. Your nutritional landscape, whether good or bad, is..., see Full post at Barbell-Logic

January 8th, 2019|Barbell Logic, Media|

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