The riddle of steel
This, predictably, caused quite a few of Rip's more liberal readers to shit bricks in the comments section. The rhetorical beatdown that ensued was nothing short of epic.
All of these antics and the highly amusing resulting drama unfortunately distracted from the main point of Rip's article, which is that there is simply no faster, more reliable, more thoroughly battle-tested method of making oneself strong and resilient than through powerlifting using a program like Starting Strength or one of its many derivatives.
Powerlifting, at its core, amounts to three things: