Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training 3rd Edition
by Mark Rippetoe
Starting Strength Basic Barbell Training is a classic that occupies a special place in the fitness world. With over 80,000 copies sold globally of the second edition, this new edition features improved and more expansive information on the training methodology and biomechanical analysis of barbell strength training. There are excellent illustrations and biomechanical explanations for all lifts. The instructions for performing basic barbell exercises, like squats, deadlifts, bench press, etc. are clear and easy-to-follow. It is meant to benefit everyone: young or old, fit or flabby, male or female, sick or healthy, weak or super strong.
Starting Strength Basic Barbell Training is like a must-have bible for anyone interested in or passionate about strength training.
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Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. The second edition, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, has sold over 80,000 copies in a competitive global market for fitness education. Along with Practical Programming for Strength Training 2nd Edition, they form a simple, logical, and practical approach to strength training. Now, after four more years of testing and adjustment with thousands of athletes in seminars all over the country, this third edition expands and improves on the previous teaching methods and biomechanical analysis. No other book on barbell training ever written provides the 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, male and female, fit and flabby, sick and healthy, weak and already strong. Many people all over the world have used the simple biological principle of stress/recovery/adaptation on which this method is based to improve their performance, their appearance, and their quality of life. SS:BBT3 is your complete guide to developing strength — the foundation of athletic performance and the key to long-term health.
— Why barbells are the most effective tools for strength training.
— The mechanical basis of barbell training, concisely and logically explained.
— All new photographs and improved illustrations of all the lifts, and the biomechanics behind them.
— Complete, easy-to-follow instructions for performing the basic barbell exercises: the squat, press, deadlift, bench press, power clean, and the power snatch.
— Revised instruction methods for all six lifts, proven effective in four years of seminar, military, and group instruction.
— How the human body adapts to stress through recovery, and why this is the foundation of the development of strength and lifetime health.
— How to program the basic exercises into the most effective program for long-term progress.
— Completely indexed.
— The most productive method in existence for anyone beginning a strength training program.