Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, 3rd ed

Starting Strength has been called “the best and most useful of fitness books” and has sold over 250,000 copies in a competitive global market for fitness education. Along with Practical Programming for Strength Training 3rd Edition, they form a simple, logical, and practical approach to strength training. After four more years of testing and adjustment with thousands of athletes in seminars all over the country, the new edition of Starting Strength 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.

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Product Details:
Paperback: 360 pages    
Publisher: The Aasgaard Company; 3rd edition, second revision (November 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0-9825227-3-8
Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.8 inches

 

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Hina Askari (FL) - November 14th 2013
I have given away 5 copies of this book away so far. I even sent one to a friend in New Zealand ... cost me a small fortune. I call it my bible. I may not look at it for months or even read it from cover to cover but it is always in my gym bag ... unless of course I have given it away and must buy a new one.

Great Technique Instruction
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Daniel Brady (AL) - January 14th 2013
You learn so much about technique and safety that this book is invaluable. The Starting Strength Program (http://www.sportsscience.co/strength/starting-strength-program-summary/) is relatively simple, but the theory behind it will make you a far smarter trainee.
Starting Strength, 3rd Edition
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Matty K (South Florida) - February 2nd 2012
SS:BBT3 is the bible of Barbell Training, a must have, and if you don't have it, you probably don't know what you're doing.