In my last post, I detailed how I have changed my training program to Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength.
I’m also reading the book that outlines the program in great detail. This is a book I’ve got to take my time with, and I’ll definitely have to read it more than once, but it’s very worth the time spent.
Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, 3rd Edition by Mark Rippetoe
— 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.