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πŸ₯Š Mark Thompson finishes a new personal record deadlift of 425 pounds. ----------------------
⏳ Mark started training a few years ago and has made steady progress ever since. Even with a late start in his 40's, he's got plenty of years of gains left to come! ----------------------
#strengthtraining #deadlift #fitness #evanston #startingstrength
πŸ₯Š Mark Thompson finishes a new personal record deadlift of 425 pounds. ---------------------- ⏳ Mark started training a few years ago and has made steady progress ever since. Even with a late start in his 40's, he's got plenty of years of gains left to come! ---------------------- #strengthtraining  #deadlift  #fitness  #evanston  #startingstrength 
πŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈMaggie deadlifting 270 lbs for three reps. ---------------------
🎞 She had a hard enough time with less than half this weight not long ago. A fractured knee cap from high school kept her in pain for years after the injury. Squats and deadlifts were at first very difficult, but persistence paid off and her knee is better than ever!
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#fitness #strengthtraining #evanston #maindempstermile #womenwholift
πŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈMaggie deadlifting 270 lbs for three reps. --------------------- 🎞 She had a hard enough time with less than half this weight not long ago. A fractured knee cap from high school kept her in pain for years after the injury. Squats and deadlifts were at first very difficult, but persistence paid off and her knee is better than ever! ----------------- #fitness  #strengthtraining  #evanston  #maindempstermile  #womenwholift 
πŸ’ͺ At 74 years young, Leah Rogers decided she wanted to get stronger. She's always been active and even competed a few triathlons. In an effort to combat both the aging process and Parkinson's disease, she squats, presses and deadlifts adding a little weight to the bar each time she trains. πŸŽ₯ Shown here is an easy set of three reps with 40 lbs on the bar. She has lots of progress to come -- she's a great example that it's never too late to develop your strength!

#strengthtraining #evanston #startingstrength #fitness #Chicago #maindempstermile
πŸ’ͺ At 74 years young, Leah Rogers decided she wanted to get stronger. She's always been active and even competed a few triathlons. In an effort to combat both the aging process and Parkinson's disease, she squats, presses and deadlifts adding a little weight to the bar each time she trains. πŸŽ₯ Shown here is an easy set of three reps with 40 lbs on the bar. She has lots of progress to come -- she's a great example that it's never too late to develop your strength! #strengthtraining  #evanston  #startingstrength  #fitness  #Chicago  #maindempstermile 
πŸ₯ž Sweet title shot for the latest edition of #AskRip from the Starting Strength seminar hosted last month here at Kratos Strength. ------------------
πŸ₯ƒ Topics include Rip and Reynolds talking about whiskey...again. More on the Starting Strength YouTube channel. ------------------
πŸ‘‰ @startingstrength @fewspirits @maindempstermile #startingstrength #strengthtraining #few #bourbon #whiskey #spirits #gains #barbell #evanston #northshore #chicago #maindempstermile #kratos #hashtag #temperance #nofluffallbuff #thankyouforreading
πŸ₯ž Sweet title shot for the latest edition of #AskRip  from the Starting Strength seminar hosted last month here at Kratos Strength. ------------------ πŸ₯ƒ Topics include Rip and Reynolds talking about whiskey...again. More on the Starting Strength YouTube channel. ------------------ πŸ‘‰ @startingstrength @fewspirits @maindempstermile #startingstrength  #strengthtraining  #few  #bourbon  #whiskey  #spirits  #gains  #barbell  #evanston  #northshore  #chicago  #maindempstermile  #kratos  #hashtag  #temperance  #nofluffallbuff  #thankyouforreading 
πŸ‘‰ Dimitri @dtsak137 is getting back into heavier training after a solid performance at the @usstrengthlifting Fall Classic. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡· Honoring his Greek roots and the country's weightlifting dynasty of the 1990's, he's looking to improve his snatch and clean & jerk over the next few months. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
πŸ‹οΈTonight he worked on power cleans with a bunch of singles at 230 lbs -- a personal best for him with plenty strength left in reserve.
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πŸ₯žWant to improve your weightlifting skills? Then shoot us a message and come train with us!
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#weightlifting #strengthtraining #eleiko #greece #kratos #evanston #adidas #chicago #gainz #nofluffallbuff #clean #jerk #snatch #startingstrength #strength #power #mdm #maindempstermile #progress #northshore #northwestern #nu #hashtag
πŸ‘‰ Dimitri @dtsak137 is getting back into heavier training after a solid performance at the @usstrengthlifting Fall Classic. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” πŸ‡¬πŸ‡· Honoring his Greek roots and the country's weightlifting dynasty of the 1990's, he's looking to improve his snatch and clean & jerk over the next few months. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” πŸ‹οΈTonight he worked on power cleans with a bunch of singles at 230 lbs -- a personal best for him with plenty strength left in reserve. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” πŸ₯žWant to improve your weightlifting skills? Then shoot us a message and come train with us! β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #weightlifting  #strengthtraining  #eleiko  #greece  #kratos  #evanston  #adidas  #chicago  #gainz  #nofluffallbuff  #clean  #jerk  #snatch  #startingstrength  #strength  #power  #mdm  #maindempstermile  #progress  #northshore  #northwestern  #nu  #hashtag 
A couple weeks ago we held a @usstrengthlifting meet at our gym. One of our competitors, Ann, deadlifted 200lbs on her final attempt. She is 76 years young and has been training with our colleague Dr. Jonathan Sullivan in Farmington Hills, MI. @abcnews picked up the story and there has been nothing but praise for Ann and her coach.
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Dr.Sullivan uses the same model as we do to teach people the barbell lifts. As this video is proof, anybody who is willing can learn the lifts and get strong. 
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If you’re interested in learning more visit our website or send us a message
#startingstrength #greysteel #barbell #powerlifting #kratosstrength #chicago #chicagofitness #evanston #USSF #gym #strongwomen #rogue #eleiko #getstrong #northshore #seniors #strength #rogue #strengthtraining #womenwholift #wilmette #winnetka #kratos #gainz #dontquit #keeppulling #hashtag #illinois #stronger
A couple weeks ago we held a @usstrengthlifting meet at our gym. One of our competitors, Ann, deadlifted 200lbs on her final attempt. She is 76 years young and has been training with our colleague Dr. Jonathan Sullivan in Farmington Hills, MI. @abcnews picked up the story and there has been nothing but praise for Ann and her coach. # Dr.Sullivan uses the same model as we do to teach people the barbell lifts. As this video is proof, anybody who is willing can learn the lifts and get strong. # If you’re interested in learning more visit our website or send us a message #startingstrength  #greysteel  #barbell  #powerlifting  #kratosstrength  #chicago  #chicagofitness  #evanston  #USSF  #gym  #strongwomen  #rogue  #eleiko  #getstrong  #northshore  #seniors  #strength  #rogue  #strengthtraining  #womenwholift  #wilmette  #winnetka  #kratos  #gainz  #dontquit  #keeppulling  #hashtag  #illinois  #stronger 
Come join our women’s strength classes on Tuesday & Friday mornings! People of all ages and expertise levels are welcome to join. If you have any questions send us an email or message us! #strongwomen #womenwholift #strengthtraining #evanston #evanstonfitness #gym #barbell
The calm before the storm...
The calm before the storm...
Cullen finishes up his latest program with a 545 pound squat. Standing at 6'5", the bar has a long way to travel but that hasn't been a problem for Cullen. He's another perfect example of how a simple combination of consistency and effort add up to big numbers. Photo cred @chicagonewf. @cetbo89 #startingstrength #strength #gainz #progress #chicago #squat #barbell #evanston #barbell #kratos #northshore #bike #rogue #strengthtraining  #giant #lifting #respectthedepth #gasstationready #hashtag
Cullen finishes up his latest program with a 545 pound squat. Standing at 6'5", the bar has a long way to travel but that hasn't been a problem for Cullen. He's another perfect example of how a simple combination of consistency and effort add up to big numbers. Photo cred @chicagonewf. @cetbo89 #startingstrength  #strength  #gainz  #progress  #chicago  #squat  #barbell  #evanston  #barbell  #kratos  #northshore  #bike  #rogue  #strengthtraining  #giant  #lifting  #respectthedepth  #gasstationready  #hashtag 
Last week was full of PR's!
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Nate is having a good run on his novice LP. He pulled an easy set of 5 at 315 and is continuing to progress, we are excited to see where his LP ends.
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Andrew squated 225 for 3 sets of 5. Not too bad for a guy who will be turning 59 in 6 weeks. Andrew squated 65 lbs day 1 and has seen great improvement in his overall health and quality of life as he has gotten stronger.
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Good work guys! 
#startingstrength #fitness #gym #evanston #barbell #hipdrahve #deadlift #squat #chicago #chicagofitness #kratosstrength #powerlifting
Last week was full of PR's! # Nate is having a good run on his novice LP. He pulled an easy set of 5 at 315 and is continuing to progress, we are excited to see where his LP ends. # Andrew squated 225 for 3 sets of 5. Not too bad for a guy who will be turning 59 in 6 weeks. Andrew squated 65 lbs day 1 and has seen great improvement in his overall health and quality of life as he has gotten stronger. # Good work guys! #startingstrength  #fitness  #gym  #evanston  #barbell  #hipdrahve  #deadlift  #squat  #chicago  #chicagofitness  #kratosstrength  #powerlifting 
Huge congrats to Kratos Strength's own Akzhol Alymbek Uulu for sweeping the silver medals at the IPF Junior World Championship! He finished with a 584 lb squat, 358 lb bench press, and a 556 lb deadlift. He had a near perfect performance: his only missed attempt was a 603 lb deadlift which would've secured the overall gold medal and a world record total. He performed to the best of his abilities and left nothing on the platform!
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@theipf @startingstrength @pwr_kgz @lifter_93 #strength #powerlifting #ipf #squat #benchpress #deadlift #total #worlds #startingstrength #gainz #kyrgyzstan #ΠΊΡ‹Ρ€Π³Ρ‹Π· #ΠΊΡ‹Ρ€Π³Ρ‹Π·ΡΡ‚Π°Π½πŸ‡°πŸ‡¬ #πŸ‡°πŸ‡¬ #hashtag #evanston #Kratos #Chicago #chicagofitness #power #northshore #northwestern #gym #chicagogym #fitness #2pac #wutang #medals #beach
Huge congrats to Kratos Strength's own Akzhol Alymbek Uulu for sweeping the silver medals at the IPF Junior World Championship! He finished with a 584 lb squat, 358 lb bench press, and a 556 lb deadlift. He had a near perfect performance: his only missed attempt was a 603 lb deadlift which would've secured the overall gold medal and a world record total. He performed to the best of his abilities and left nothing on the platform! . . . . @theipf @startingstrength @pwr_kgz @lifter_93 #strength  #powerlifting  #ipf  #squat  #benchpress  #deadlift  #total  #worlds  #startingstrength  #gainz  #kyrgyzstan  #ΠΊΡ‹Ρ€Π³Ρ‹Π·  #кыргызстан πŸ‡°πŸ‡¬ #πŸ‡°πŸ‡¬ #hashtag  #evanston  #Kratos  #Chicago  #chicagofitness  #power  #northshore  #northwestern  #gym  #chicagogym  #fitness  #2pac  #wutang  #medals  #beach 
Big day for Mary Beth and Amy as they both reached their first plate milestone -- 135 pounds! Both of them have spent the past couple months working on getting stronger and slow, steady progress is paying off. More to come from these awesome ladies!
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#strength #startingstrength #womenwholift #gainz #barbell #evanston #chicago #fitness #chicagofitness #northshore #wilmette #winnetka #kenilworth #kratos #maindempstermile #progress #fitspo #strong #greysteel #rogue #hashtag #evanstonil
Big day for Mary Beth and Amy as they both reached their first plate milestone -- 135 pounds! Both of them have spent the past couple months working on getting stronger and slow, steady progress is paying off. More to come from these awesome ladies! . . . . #strength  #startingstrength  #womenwholift  #gainz  #barbell  #evanston  #chicago  #fitness  #chicagofitness  #northshore  #wilmette  #winnetka  #kenilworth  #kratos  #maindempstermile  #progress  #fitspo  #strong  #greysteel  #rogue  #hashtag  #evanstonil 
Best of luck to Akzhol as he departs for the IPF Junior World Championships! He's ready to take on the best lifters in the world and bring home some medals. He competes Tuesday at 10am in the -59kg class -- you can watch the livestream on the International Powerlifting Federation's website. .
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@lifter_93 @pwr_kgz #strength @theipf #startingstrength @startingstrength #evanston #chicago #powerlifting #worldchampionship #chicagofitness #fitness #benchpress #deadlift #squat #kyrgyzstan #barbell #winnetka #wilmette #juniors #northshore #eleiko #rogue #titan #ΠΊΡ‹Ρ€Π³Ρ‹Π· #ΠΊΡ‹Ρ€Π³Ρ‹Π·ΡΡ‚Π°Π½πŸ‡°πŸ‡¬ #πŸ‡°πŸ‡¬ #gainz #weightlifting #strong #hashtag
Best of luck to Akzhol as he departs for the IPF Junior World Championships! He's ready to take on the best lifters in the world and bring home some medals. He competes Tuesday at 10am in the -59kg class -- you can watch the livestream on the International Powerlifting Federation's website. . . . . @lifter_93 @pwr_kgz #strength  @theipf #startingstrength  @startingstrength #evanston  #chicago  #powerlifting  #worldchampionship  #chicagofitness  #fitness  #benchpress  #deadlift  #squat  #kyrgyzstan  #barbell  #winnetka  #wilmette  #juniors  #northshore  #eleiko  #rogue  #titan  #ΠΊΡ‹Ρ€Π³Ρ‹Π·  #кыргызстан πŸ‡°πŸ‡¬ #πŸ‡°πŸ‡¬ #gainz  #weightlifting  #strong  #hashtag 
Ben pulls 225 for πŸ–πŸ»
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Ben came to us 3 months ago from about 45 minutes away to get coaching on his lifts. He had complained about some back and wrist pain. After a couple 1-on-1 sessions he decided to join our evening group training.
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A couple weeks into training Ben had tweaked his back. We reset his weights a little bit and still had him squat. We reminded him that he's not made of glass and his back would get better. The very next session he was feeling better and we added weight to the bar. 
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Ben informed me last week that after his sessions he has been stopping by the local Burger King to get a couple sandwiches. At about 165lbs Ben has been eating a lot in order to gain weight and fuel his workouts. He has gotten much stronger since day 1 and there is no more back or wrist pain.
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Ben also told us last night that this is the first time in 4 years that he has deadlifted 225 for 5 and he told us it was much easier than the last time he did it. We are excited to see Ben's progress as his journey of strength continues!
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@bmanchavez #startingstrength #chicago #fitness #doyourfahves #evanston #gym #barbell #powerlifting #kratos #strengthtraining #strength #strong #kratos
Ben pulls 225 for πŸ–πŸ» . . . . . . Ben came to us 3 months ago from about 45 minutes away to get coaching on his lifts. He had complained about some back and wrist pain. After a couple 1-on-1 sessions he decided to join our evening group training. # A couple weeks into training Ben had tweaked his back. We reset his weights a little bit and still had him squat. We reminded him that he's not made of glass and his back would get better. The very next session he was feeling better and we added weight to the bar. # Ben informed me last week that after his sessions he has been stopping by the local Burger King to get a couple sandwiches. At about 165lbs Ben has been eating a lot in order to gain weight and fuel his workouts. He has gotten much stronger since day 1 and there is no more back or wrist pain. # Ben also told us last night that this is the first time in 4 years that he has deadlifted 225 for 5 and he told us it was much easier than the last time he did it. We are excited to see Ben's progress as his journey of strength continues! # @bmanchavez #startingstrength  #chicago  #fitness  #doyourfahves  #evanston  #gym  #barbell  #powerlifting  #kratos  #strengthtraining  #strength  #strong  #kratos 
Another busy night at the gym. Beginners, seasoned athletes, and people in between all training together with the common goal of just getting stronger. #startingstrength #evanston #chicago #strengthtraining
After some convincing from his wife Bob decided to try barbell training, and at 70 years old this was no easy feat. On day 1 we started by teaching him how to squat by sitting on a box and driving up with his hips. Bob was weak and even standing up with his body weight was tough. 
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After a month of consistent training Bob is now squating with a bar on his back and no box underneath him. Yesterday he deadlifted an easy set of 5 at 95 pounds. Not only is Bob building strength but he has also become more confident in the gym, and is enjoying strength training  more than he ever thought he would. 
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Following Bob's third session he told us, "I really appreciate what you're doing and want to thank you because this is going to be good for me, and you probably don't hear that enough" This is exactly why we do what we do as Starting Strength coaches, we help people get stronger in order to live a longer healthier life.
#startingstrength #barbell #greysteel #evanston #kratos #strong #northshore #gym #strengthtraining #healthy #strength #gains #chicagofitness #squat #deadlift
After some convincing from his wife Bob decided to try barbell training, and at 70 years old this was no easy feat. On day 1 we started by teaching him how to squat by sitting on a box and driving up with his hips. Bob was weak and even standing up with his body weight was tough. # After a month of consistent training Bob is now squating with a bar on his back and no box underneath him. Yesterday he deadlifted an easy set of 5 at 95 pounds. Not only is Bob building strength but he has also become more confident in the gym, and is enjoying strength training more than he ever thought he would. # Following Bob's third session he told us, "I really appreciate what you're doing and want to thank you because this is going to be good for me, and you probably don't hear that enough" This is exactly why we do what we do as Starting Strength coaches, we help people get stronger in order to live a longer healthier life. #startingstrength  #barbell  #greysteel  #evanston  #kratos  #strong  #northshore  #gym  #strengthtraining  #healthy  #strength  #gains  #chicagofitness  #squat  #deadlift