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Practical Programming for Strength Training

As announced in August, the 3rd edition of Practical Programming is due out soon.  You can pre-order your copy now. Excerpts presented on the Starting Strength Podcasts can be accessed here.  Edition notes are published (and updated) on the Print Editions page.

If you're looking for the last few print copies of the second edition, see Amazon.com or other resellers.

 

Practical Programming for Strength Training, 2nd edition

Practical Programming offers a different approach to exercise programming. Based on a combined 70+ years of academic expertise, elite-level coaching experience, and the observation of thousands of novice trainees, the authors present a chronological analysis of the response to exercise as it varies through the training history of the athlete, one that reflects the realities of human physiology, psychology, and common sense. Practical Programming explains the differences in response to exercise commonly observed between athletes at the novice, intermediate, and advanced levels, explains these differences in the context of the relevant science, and presents new training models that actually work for athletes at all levels of experience. Complete with new, innovative graphical representation of cutting edge concepts in exercise programming, Practical Programming has become a standard reference in the field of exercise and human performance. 

Product Details:
Paperback: 204 pages
Publisher: The Aasgaard Company; Revised 2nd edition, October 2010
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0-9825227-0-3
Product Dimensions: 7″ x 10″

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John Petrizzo (NY) - July 25th 2011
Simply put, this is the best book I have found in regards to planning strength training routines for athletes of all levels. Mark Rippetoe and Dr. Kilgore have a knack for making the complexities of programming easily digestible to the average reader. The problem with most texts in this field is that they do a better job of confusing the reader than educating them. Not this book. In my opinion, Practical Programming in combination with Starting Strength are the two most significant contribut [...read more]
Must-have book
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P Finch (Dunstable, Mass) - September 14th 2010
This is the best book I've read on planning strength training programs. If you exercise for strength, you need to have this book.

However, while I thought this was a great book by the standards of the field, the lack of references really irked me. What's fact and what's opinion? It's hard to tell. Rippetoe often implies things are scientifically supported (and from other reading I have a pretty good idea about which of his points are supported), but he doesn't give you the refere [...read more]
A classic for every exercise enthusiast
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R Jacobs () - September 14th 2010
Strength training is fast becoming recognized as the most important factor in overall health and fitness. Athletes have long known this, yet many coaches are woefully lacking when it comes to teaching strength.

This book is the answer. The concepts laid out in Practical Programming are revolutionary in their simplicity. The authors have a solid scientific base for their philosophy, and back it up with years of experience making people strong. Good for all levels and physical perf [...read more]