- RESULTS: TWO MONTHS OF STARTING STRENGTH
Both trainees had never touched a barbell prior to joining Starting Strength
Graham (age 37) gained 13 lbs of muscle in 10 weeks
He's added 135lbs to his deadlift, 100lbs to his squat, 50lbs to his press, and 45lbs to his bench in 10.5 weeks.
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Rhett Was a "Hard Gainer"
He was tired of being skinny and weak
Rhett discovered Starting Strength in 2016. He struggled with lower back pain and self-confidence. After training for 5 years, his squat went from 185lbs to 525lbs, his deadlift went from 295lbs to 585lbs, and his bench went from 185lbs to 405lbs. More importantly than the weight on the bar, Rhett gained 65lbs between these photos. His overall well-being and confidence levels have improved tremendously, and he owes it all to the Starting Strength method.
Patricia was diagnosed with osteoporosis
She REVERSED her diagnosis by improving her bone density
After being diagnosed with osteoporosis, Patricia was given an option from her doctor: start new medication or try strength training to improve bone density. Lucky for Patricia, she lives in Singapore, which is home to the only Starting Strength Affiliated Gym outside of the US. Since Starting Strength, she can now lift 1.5x her body-weight, and her diagnosis has been downgraded from osteoporosis to osteopenia.
Brian fell over twenty feet from a roof
"We were convinced by doctors that life was going to be spent in a wheelchair or behind a walker"
When asked what advice he has for others facing similar challenges, Brian stated, “Never cheat yourself out of the opportunity to improve. We all have a limited amount of days to do this. Use them. I have no doubt that anyone who gets their mind right can accomplish, achieve, and surpass the results that I have seen. Injuries or inactivity with bones and muscles may be the reason you are where you are – your head and your heart control where you can go and what you will be.” Read his detailed case study, here.
Julia took her MMA career to the next level
Strength enabled her to dominate the competition
Julia's strength and conditioning coach introduced her to Starting Strength. She's now stronger than she's ever been, injury free, and is dominating the competition. After putting on spectacular performances in smaller organizations like Invicta FC, Julia got the call from the UFC and took her career to the next level in the world's premiere MMA organization.
Scott was barely able to walk
Due to debilitating back pain
Scott could hardly walk without crutches or drugs. After six weeks he was squatting in the low 200s and deadlifting in the mid 200s. Starting Strength has helped countless people reduce or eliminate their back pain, since a strong back often hurts less than a weak back. Read about Scott's story, here. And read up on the benefits of back strength for back pain, here.