Starting Strength: A Simple and Practical Guide for Coaching Beginners

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Aasgaard Company, 2005 - Weight lifting - 244 pages
Starting Strength offers a unique approach to coaching barbell weight training and is written by experienced coaches and sports scientists who designed it specifically for training beginners. Learn how to effectively and safely coach the basic core lifts and their programming in an easy to do, step-by-step process. Featuring the most heavily illustrated exercise chapters in print, Starting Strength shows the reader not only how to teach the lifts, but how to recognize and correct the technique errors common to all novice lifters. The book includes sequential animations of each exercise performed correctly, along with practical interpretations of coaching theory, and the anatomical, physiological, and mechanical principles of training. It will help prepare coaches and personal trainers to be more effective strength and conditioning professionals.

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If you could allow only one book about strength training in your library, this is the ONE. Incredible useful info about squat, press, clean, bench and deadlift. No nonsense no wasted dead trees, great style.

About the author (2005)

Mark Rippetoe is the author of Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, Strong Enough?, numerous magazine and journal articles, and the co-author of Practical Programming for Strength Training. He has worked in the fitness industry since 1978, and has owned the Wichita Falls Athletic Club since 1984. He graduated from Midwestern State University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in geology and a minor in anthropology. He was in the first group certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as CSCS in 1985, and is a USA Weightlifting Senior Coach, CrossFit Coach, and USA Track and Field Level I Coach. He was a competitive powerlifter for ten years, and has coached many lifters and athletes, and thousands of people interested in improving their strength and performance.

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