2017 Starting Strength Challenge

Press

I am pleased to announce the 2017 Starting Strength Challenge to be held at CrossFit Oakland. The contested lifts will be the squat, press, and deadlift. This is the first time this meet will sanctioned by the US Strengthlifting Federation. At this time, no federation membership cards are required for purchase, however. As with the Starting Strength Fall Classic, this meet will take place in conjunction with eight other gyms across the US.

Here are the details:

Date Sunday, 2 April 2017
Time 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM (approximate end time)
Location CrossFit Oakland Emeryville
1313 67th Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
http://goo.gl/maps/mO5vY
Cost $90
Sign Ups Eventbrite Sign Up Link
Rules Starting Strength Challenge Rules 2017
Singlet Required? Yep!

Your entrance fee assures you a spot in the premiere strengthlifting meet to be held anywhere in Emeryville on 2nd of April. It also gets you a high quality t-shirt that is likely to prominently feature a dinosaur on it. T-shirts from previous meets have become highly coveted items that mark their wearers as individuals possessed of outstanding taste and refinement.

Singlets, long socks, and shoes of some sort are required equipment for the meet. Deadlifts must be done conventionally, with the hands outside of the legs. I will be building upon the tradition of the last several strengthlifting meets, ensuring an efficiently-run and enjoyable competition for both lifters and spectators.

I have room for 46 competitors this time around. Sign up and set some personal records on the platform.

Starting Strength Fall Classic 2016 Details

2016 TRex Fall Classic

The 2016 Starting Strength Fall Classic will take place on Sunday, October 30th at Speed Power Strength in Oakland, CA and I’ve got details for you. Firstly, the anticipated schedule is shown below:

08:00 – Doors Open
09:00 – Attempt Cards Due at Judge’s Table
09:15 – Rules Briefing
09:40 – Warm ups begin, Judges and Spotters Meeting
10:15 – Lifting commences
12:00 – Yep, still lifting
15:00 – Probably getting closer to done
16:00 – Probable awards ceremony

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Starting Strength Challenge Details

Starting Strength Challenge Dinosaur

The 2016 Starting Strength Challenge will take place on Sunday,  April 24th at CrossFit Oakland’s Emeryville location and I’ve got details for you. Firstly, the anticipated schedule is shown below:

07:30 – Doors Open
08:00 – Weigh In Commences by Lot Number
09:15 – Rules Briefing
09:40 – Warm ups begin, Judges and Spotters Meeting
10:15 – Lifting commences
12:00 – Yep, still lifting
15:00 – Probably getting closer to done
16:00 – Probable awards ceremony

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2016 Starting Strength Challenge

Starting Strength Challenge

I am pleased to announce the 2016 Starting Strength to be held at CrossFit Oakland. The contested lifts will be the squat, press, and deadlift. This is an unsanctioned meet. No federation membership cards are required for purchase. However, as with the Starting Strength Fall Classic, this meet will take place in conjunction with six other gyms across the US.

Here are the details:

Date Sunday, 24 April 2016
Time 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (approximate end time)
Location CrossFit Oakland Emeryville
1313 67th Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
http://goo.gl/maps/mO5vY
Cost $85
Sign Ups Eventbrite Sign Up Link
Rules Starting Strength Challenge Rules 2016
Singlet Required? Yep!

Your entrance fee assures you a spot in the premiere strengthlifting meet to be held anywhere in Emeryville on 24th of April. It also gets you a high quality t-shirt that is likely to prominently feature a dinosaur on it. T-shirts from previous meets have become highly coveted items that mark their wearers as individuals possessed of outstanding taste and refinement.

Singlets, long socks, and shoes of some sort are required equipment for the meet. Deadlifts must be done conventionally, with the hands outside of the legs. I will be building upon the tradition of the last several strengthlifting meets, ensuring an efficiently-run and enjoyable competition for both lifters and spectators. The rules are essentially identical to the 2015 Fall Classic, with two small changes.

  1. The excessive layback rule has been dropped for the press. Overextend as you see fit.
  2. For teams, you are only allowed to have one competitor per weight class.

I have room for 50 competitors this time around. Sign up and set some personal records on the platform.

Australian Starting Strength Camps

Carl Squatting While Being Coached by JordanJordan Feigenbaum and I are going to visit Australia this January to hold a series of extended Starting Strength Camps. While camps normally cover one or two lifts, we will be spending approximately eight hours to go over the squat, press, and deadlift at each workshop. The hallmarks of Starting Strength instruction are the excellent quality of coaching and the favorable trainee-to-coach ratio. This tradition is continued with our Australian camps. We will go over the reasons why we teach the lifts as we do and then we will coach you on the platform to reinforce the material. The camps are mix of focused lecture, demonstration, and lifting. We limit the camps to sixteen attendees to make sure that you get plenty of attention on the platform. Every work set on every lift will get coached. You will walk out the door a better lifter than you walked in.

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Starting Strength Fall Classic Oakland Details

Fall Classic Dino

The 2015 Starting Strength Fall Classic will take place on Sunday, October 25th at CrossFit Oakland’s Emeryville location and I’ve got details for you. Firstly, the anticipated schedule is shown below:

07:30 – Doors Open
08:00 – Weigh In Commences by Lot Number
09:15 – Rules Briefing
09:30 – Warm ups begin, Judges and Spotters Meeting
10:10 – Lifting commences
12:00 – Yep, still lifting
15:00 – Probably getting closer to done
16:00 – Probable awards ceremony

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Details for 2015 Oakland Strengthlifting Meet

TRex Black and White

The 2015 Oakland Strengthlifting Meet will take place on Sunday, May 3rd at CrossFit Oakland’s Emeryville location and some details would be of use. Firstly, the anticipated schedule is shown below:

07:30 – Doors Open
08:00 – Weigh In Commences by Lot Number
09:15 – Rules Briefing
09:30 – Warm ups begin, Judges and Spotters Meeting
10:00 – Lifting commences
12:00 – Yep, still lifting
15:00 – Probably getting closer to done
16:00 – Probable awards ceremony

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2015 Oakland Strengthlifting Meet

Deadlift

I am pleased to announce the 2015 Oakland Strengthlifting Meet to be held at CrossFit Oakland. The contested lifts will be the squat, press, and deadlift. This is an unsanctioned meet. No federation membership cards are required for purchase. Here are the details:

Date Sunday, 3 May 2015
Time 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (approximate end time)
Location CrossFit Oakland Emeryville
1313 67th Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
http://goo.gl/maps/mO5vY
Cost $65
Sign Ups Eventbrite Sign Up Link
Rules Oakland Strengthlifting Meet Rules 2015
Singlet Required? Yep!

Your entrance fee assures you a spot in the premiere strengthlifting meet to be held anywhere in Emeryville on the third of May. It also gets you a 100% cotton American Apparel t-shirt that is likely to prominently feature a dinosaur on it. T-shirts from previous meets have become highly coveted items that mark their wearers as individuals possessed of outstanding taste and refinement.

Singlets, long socks, and shoes of some sort are required equipment for the meet. I will be building upon the tradition of the last two strengthlifting meets, ensuring an efficiently-run and enjoyable competition for both lifters and spectators. I have room for 42 competitors this time around. Sign up and set some personal records on the platform.

A Video Worth Watching

I shot the video below in October 2014 while I was attending the Starting Strength Coaches Association Conference. It centers on a 91 year old woman who goes by the nickname “Gus.” She started training with barbells at the Wichita Falls Athletic Club and has realized an increased quality of life, including ditching her walker. Give it a watch.