Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training

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Aasgaard Company, 2007 - Weight lifting - 320 pages
Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training is the new expanded version of the book that has been called "the best and most useful of fitness books." It picks up where Starting Strength: A Simple and Practical Guide for Coaching Beginners leaves off. With all new graphics and more than 750 illustrations, a more detailed analysis of the five most important exercises in the weight room, and a new chapter dealing with the most important assistance exercises, Basic Barbell Training offers the most complete examination in print of the most effective way to exercise.

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Ok, I have wasted 15 years of on and off training, following workouts that merely throw you random exercises, for the sake of variety and design for steroid abusing freaks.
Yes, I owned the
'Arnold Schwartzenegger, Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding' and from day one, I found mistakes and misinformation, but it was not until I read SSBBT (about a year later) that dawn on me that I had purchased what amounts to garbage. So I disposed of it, of course, in the garbage. Can't live with the guilt of sending another novice down the crooked road.
Thank you Mark Rippetoe for helping me break that idiotic cycle.
Anyone novice, and over 90% at the gym are novice OR anyone starting to workout again, NEEDS to pick up and read this book from cover to cover. DO NOT just follow the workout template, READ THE BOOK.

About the author (2007)

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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