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04-17-2012, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
So you're saying Starting Strength would be a poor platform for sports athletes, right? I'd agree. It's pretty much just a platform for adding a lot of mass, whether that's a good or bad thing.

I would add it's a great companion guide for lift technique, especially the 3rd edition.
Exactly. And the lift breakdowns is why it is still on my shelf, and why I replaced the second edition with the third edition. It is also a great program for someone working out on their own. Especially for the weaker individual who may not be into sports (read: internet dweller.) Like I said earlier, it is the perfect program for the 85-pound weakling (/redditer) tired of getting sand kicked in his/her face IRL. However, it isn't the only option and it may not be the best option long term for someone looking to supplement athletics with strength.

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