Monthly Archives: February 2015

Why Olympic Weightlifters Don’t Do Low Bar Squats

The popularity of the low bar squat has reached epic proportions. In many commercial gyms, Starting Strength zealots occupy the squat rack for 45 minutes in order to do weird bar bends with the back almost horizontal to the ground. I am very familiar with similar training because once upon a time, I was one […]

Are Olympic Weightlifters on Steroids? Of course, they are.

Undoubtedly, the rise of weightlifting is connected directly to the advancement of anabolic steroids. The better the pill, the higher the record. In this post, I presented you material revealing the early use of anabolic steroids by Bill March of York, Pennsylvania, and Louis Riecke of New Orleans. Of course, their rivals from the Soviet […]

Starting Strength vs. P90X: Retrospective and Random thoughts

I spent the last two days reviving old memories from the beginning of my journey in the land of muscle construction. I did an online search for two legendary muscle scholars – the creator of P90X Tony Horton and the author of Starting Strength Mark Rippetoe. Those two have sold millions of books and DVDs which makes them […]