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Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training DVD
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(5 out of 5 with 14 votes)
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Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training DVD

NOTE: Our DVD is available at no cost via YouTube. We're selling the remaining stock of DVDs to those who'd prefer to have a disk copy.

The first book of its kind, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training provides detailed instruction in the five basic barbell exercises. This companion video adds to the impact of the book by demonstrating the correct technique for the squat, press, bench press, deadlift, and power clean as performed by athletes under the direction of Mark Rippetoe. See the most important barbell exercises correctly executed, along with corrections of the most common problems encountered in learning them.

 

 


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Format:
DVD
Region 0 (PLAYS IN ALL REGIONS)
NTSC
Digital Sound
Dolby
Full Screen
Run Time: 2 hr 27 min


Audio track is split into right and left tracks, if your system is stereo, you must make sure that both channels are being played.
 


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Learn to Perform the Big 5 Lifts Correctly
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George Byrne (WI) - September 13th 2011
I wish that I had seen this DVD before I lifted a barbell the first time in 1964. The big 5 lifts are covered by taking the viewer step-by step through the deadlift, squat, bench press, press, and power clean. Actual male and female students execute the steps in the lifts and the lifts themselves under the direction of Mark Rippentoe. These students have a variety of physical structures and varying abilities. Corrections to errors are made promptly, calmly, and rationally. The DVD is worth [...read more]
You will not regret
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V...g... (Memphis TN) - September 22nd 2010
The 4 lifts - squat, deadlift, bench press and overhead press are much more complex than it might seem. I was doing strength training with machines for 3 years but few months back I realized that free weights are much better. Unfortunately free weights are much more difficult but they are definitely worth it.

These 4 lifts are the best exercises one can do and this DVD will teach you how to master the technique for these and "clean". Sure you can watch some videos over [...read more]
Man & Woman Alike; This DVD is for You!!
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S Siemer (Tucson, AZ) - September 22nd 2010
No matter what your body type, this DVD is for you. It details from multiple angles, each move; and with an array of different sized men AND women. I personally have never been great with trying to imagine just what is being explained in a book. With this DVD I saw and heard the moves explained and was able to follow along in my own living room with a simple stick until I was able to get the form down.

The DVD is a must for anyone into weights. If you are a veteran or a novice, t [...read more]
Excellent Intro to Barbell Lifting
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S Francis () - September 22nd 2010
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a DVD full of Rippetoe instructing barbell lifts is pure gold. Read Rippetoe's book Starting Strength to get the gritty details. Watch the DVD to bring it all together. You'll see Rip coaching and correcting several different lifters on the squat, deadlift, press, bench press, and power clean.

The DVD uses mutiple camera angles for a clear presentation of key aspects of each lift. Footage of different lifters is integrated to provide a cohe [...read more]
Great DVD for the begining fitness enthusiast
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A Cloud (OH) - September 22nd 2010
This DVD was very helpful. If you are considering learning the "how to" or just improving your form on the 5 basic compound exercises that are instructed within, it is a fantastic choice. Not having a trainer in my gym, I found this DVD gave me someone to instruct me, and good visual information that made me feel more confident and actually helped me improve my lifts.

DVD production quality was sup par, but the actual content made up for it tremendously.
A clinic on barbell training
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R Carbello (Birmingham, AL) - September 22nd 2010
Coach Rippetoe puts on a clinic right in one's living room. The beauty about this DVD is that coach Rippetoe explains and shows the students (10+) the correct movements for the various barbell exercises but he also corrects the students until they are all using the right technique for the particular exercise. He uses beginning and intermediate level students. This mix of students is extremely helpful to one's learning.

The part that makes this DVD so wonderful is that after I watc [...read more]
Excellent Addition to your Bodybuilding Library,
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Norwichgrad (PA) - September 22nd 2010
I bought the book about a year ago. The book was very informative. This DVD is an excellent complimentary tool to the book. Some people learn from reading books, while some learn from watching videos. I happen to be the guy who learns by watching.

The quality of the video is top notch. You can probably get bits and pieces of Mark Rippetoe's instructions on youtube, but even youtube has its limitations. This DVD is complete insofar as the topic it covers - ranging from squats to de [...read more]
Unbelievable
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H Perera (Danbury CT) - September 14th 2010
I've never written a review on amazon before, and for all I know I probably never will again. The Starting Strength DVD has forced my hand into action.

I'm a huge fitness enthusiast, and have a good sized library of various training resources. Without a doubt this is the single best fitness related purchase I have ever made. If you want to learn to squat, deadlift, bench, press, and clean this DVD (and perhaps the Starting Strength book) is the only resource you'll need.
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Really Great Video
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D. Nox (Mississippi) - September 5th 2010
I hadn't worked out in over 20 years. I wanted to get back into lifting but wanted to learn the correct methods.
I'm older now and didn't want to hurt myself with bad technique. When I first popped this into my DVD player I said "what the....".
It's just the basic weight lifting moves. Bench, squat, press ect.
Then I listened to what the trainer was saying and realized that was all that mattered.

I realized that what I had been taught years ago by t [...read more]
This and SS are Must buys IMO
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Mcfadden (Scotland) - September 5th 2010
I've all three of Mark Rippetoes products, Pratical Programming for Strength Training, Starting Strength and this very DVD and i'd say that this DVD helped me more than the books. I'm not knocking the books, SS is excellent and a must buy along with this DVD in my opinion and PP is abit more advanced but is applicable to a much wider range of lifters, athletes from many different sports.

Watching Rip teach the PC to old guys, girls from scratch showed me how simple it really was ( [...read more]