Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training Book By Mark Rippetoe (PDF-Summary-Review-Online Reading-Download)


Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training Book By Mark Rippetoe offers a unique approach to weight training with barbells and is written by experienced trainers and sports scientists who designed it specifically for training beginners. Learn how to effectively and safely train basic lifts and their programming in an easy step-by-step process. With the most illustrated printed exercise chapters, Starting Strength shows the reader not only how to teach the lifts, but also how to recognize and correct technical errors common to all novice lifters. The book includes sequential animations of each exercise performed correctly, along with practical interpretations of training theory and the anatomical, physiological, and mechanical principles of training. It will help prepare personal trainers and trainers to be more effective strength and conditioning professionals.

Book Summary
Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. The second edition, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, sold more than 80,000 copies in a competitive global market for physical education. Along with the 2nd Edition Practical Programming for Strength Training, they form a simple, logical, and practical approach to strength training. Now, after six more years of testing and tweaking with thousands of athletes at seminars across the country, the updated third edition expands and enhances previous teaching methods and biomechanical analysis. No other barbell training book ever is written provides detailed instruction on every aspect of the basic barbell exercises found in SS: BBT3. And while the methods for implementing barbell training detailed in the book are primarily aimed at young athletes, they have been successfully applied to everyone: young and old, men and women, fit and flabby, sick and healthy, weak, and already strong. Many people around the world have used the simple biological principle of stress/recovery/adaptation on which this method is based to improve their performance, appearance, and long-term health. With more than 150,000 copies in print in three editions, Starting Strength is the most important method available to learn the most effective way to train with weights, the most important way to improve your strength, your health, and your life.

- Why weights are the most effective tools for strength training.
- The mechanical basis of barbell training explained in a concise and logical way.
- All new photographs and improved illustrations of all elevators, and the biomechanics behind them.
- Complete and easy-to-follow instructions to perform basic barbell exercises: squats, press, deadlift, bench press, power cleans, and power start.
- Revised instructional methods for the six elevators, proven effective in four years of seminary, military, and group instruction.
- How the human body adapts to stress through recovery, and why this is the basis for the development of strength and health for life.
- How to program basic exercises in the most effective program for long-term progress.
- Fully indexed.
- The most productive method out there for anyone starting a strength training program.

Book Review
This book is the best-selling book of its kind because it's packed with the basics of stress, recovery, and the adaptive cycle that anyone can use to build strength. Although the initial strength beginner linear progression program is aimed at those new to strength training with a barbell, detailed information on the main lifters and the case for lifting as a means of getting more out of life for longer makes the book essential reading for learners of any age, gender, or current ability. Along with the Starting Strength website, this book can make a real difference in your life in a very tangible way. Aren't you a novice lifter? You still need to get it for lifting instruction and anatomical knowledge and move on to the equally excellent "Practical Programming for Strength Training" that the author produced with Andy Baker. Between these two books, you can get all the information you need to create and maintain the best physical version of yourself, and for the rest of your life. Valuable factual knowledge.

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About The Author of The Book Mark Rippetoe
Mark Rippetoe is an American strength training coach and author. He has published a number of books and peer-reviewed articles. He has a BSc in geology with a minor in anthropology, but no degree in exercise science. He has several decades of experience as a strength coach, is a former powerlifter, and is currently a gym owner.

Rippetoe was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he now resides. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in petroleum geology from Midwestern State University, where he met his mentor Bill Starr in 1979. He competed in powerlifting from 1979 to 1988, winning the Greater Texas Classic in 1981. He bought Anderson's Gym in 1984, which later became the Wichita Falls Athletic Club. He collaborated with Glenn Pendlay, and international-level Olympic lifting coach and Professor Lon Kilgore, who established the USA Weightlifting Regional Development Center in Wichita Falls. Over the next 30 years, he used the gym to test and refine his training program that would maximize strength gains, ultimately resulting in the Starting Strength program.