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Strong Enough? : Thoughts from Thirty Years of Barbell Training
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  • Average Rating 4.86/5 Stars.
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Strong Enough? Thoughts on Thirty Years of Barbell Training

There are lots of things about weight training in general and barbell exercise in particular that can only be learned by spending way too many hours in the gym. And honestly, unless you are a gym owner, this is a really weird way to spend 75 hours a week. Mark Rippetoe has been in the fitness industry since 1978 and has owned a black-iron gym since 1984. He knows things about lifting weights and training for performance that most other coaches and professionals have never had a chance to learn. This book of essays offers a glimpse into the depths of experience made possible through many years under the bar, and many more years spent helping others under the bar.

 

 

  
Product Details:
Paperback: 204 pages
Publisher: The Aasgaard Company (November 28, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0976805448
Product Dimensions: 9" x 6"x 0.7"

 

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An Easy Lift for Lifters
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B Revell (TX) - September 14th 2010
If you are reading this review, you are likely a serious lifter. Thus, try this book and you will enjoy "Rip's" pontifications on the major lifts, specific form, some very humorous observations on health habits, etc.

This being my first book of his, I am not familiar with the others. Regardless, this is an enjoyable read and although some of the descriptions on form are somewhat dry, that's acceptable. He freely admits and warns us gentle readers. Bully for the author!

Being a collection of essays, the book covers different subjects. As an instructional, it's worthy. As motivation to do squats, deadlifts, and presses (not seated), it's wonderful. Most importantly, he writes in an educated and direct style. If he were writing about cooking, you could detect that he lifts.

It's refreshing to read the musings of someone who's obviously done his homework, lifted hard, and managed to carve an interesting existence doing something he clearly enjoys.