Dr. Nick D’Agostino is a Starting Strength Staff Coach and a Doctor in Physical Therapy. Coach Marvin had the pleasure of working with Dr. Nick for almost 2 years during his injury rehabilitation and then in a coach-lifter relationship.
During this time, Coach Marvin realised that Dr. Nick’s practices in physical therapy is something that is different from anything that he could find in Singapore.
Let’s listen to this conversation with Dr. Nick as he discusses his method of practice in physical therapy!
How dangerous is it to lift with “POOR FORM”?
Should we do it anyway?
Let’s try to understand the role of maintaining a rigid back when we are lifting!
There are 3 support points in the bench press: shoulders, glutes, and feet. However, the role of the feet in supporting the movement is often underused.
Here, Coach Marvin reminds us of “Bud Light”, a cheesy way to remember to keep your butt light on the bench.
tting up for your first rep on the deadlift is pretty straightforward and has been discussed many times in the Starting Strength space. However, how do you ensure that the subsequent reps are set up properly?
Here are 2 cues from Coach Marvin to solve this issue.
How do you load your bar for deadlifts safely and efficiently?
What tools do you need?
Here are some tips and tricks to make it easier to load and unload your bar for deadlifts!
Coach Marvin was in the SEA News Today Morning Show! Check out their conversation about the benefits when older adults strength train.
Sandy was experiencing pain in her left knee due to arthritis, which greatly impacted her quality of life. She couldn’t run, climb up stairs or walk her dog. Every step she took was excruciating. Sandy decided to do something about it started training. As she got stronger, her knee pain decreased. Now, Sandy can run up and down stairs and walk her dog without experiencing knee pain.
It’s an anabolic steroid and helps build muscles, right? So why shouldn’t everyone start taking it? What can go wrong? Learn and understand what testosterone really is and what it does. The ugly side of testosterone can be quite unpleasant – find out why from Dr Sanjay Doshi it’s important to treat low testosterone correctly.
Do you have lower back pain that’s getting in the way of you enjoying your time in the saddle?
If you’re an avid cyclist, this might sound familiar to you. You’re enjoying the ride, feeling the wind in your face and clocking in the miles. About 30 minutes in, you start to feel a little dull ache in your lower back. As you keep going, that little ache gradually gets more pronounced.
If you’re above the age of 30, it’s certain that you have experienced or are currently experiencing lower back pain.
Martin had to travel extensively as part of running a successful patent law firm and spent at least 30 hours a month on planes. Back then, he flew business class not because he wanted to but because he had to – flying economy would cause him to suffer from excruciating pain for the next few days.
Strength is an essential component of life and a determining factor of how you spend your golden years – being physically independent and doing the things you love or bring wheelchair-bound.
This simple test that you can do at home will tell you the state of your physical strength.
Progress stalling after your novice phase ended? Constantly getting stuck and not sure which post novice program will work for your situation? Coach Shaun talks about some strategies to move from your novice phase into intermediate.
Get these 3 reminders checked off before you deadlift and you’ll be in the optimal pulling position on every rep.
Patricia talks about her experience of being diagnosed with osteoporosis and beating it with barbell strength training and eventually being able to deadlift double her bodyweight.
The hip bounce movement used in The Press 2.0 can be tricky for some lifters. Here’s a useful way to think about the movement.
Strength, the most important physical attribute. We talk about strength and its importance in our day to day lives.
Steven Miller talks about his experience starting strength training after 60.
Coach Marvin talks about healthy ageing using a simple but effective solution – strength training with barbells.