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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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Great information and fun to read.
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C.e. Bouldin (Arlington, VA) - September 5th 2010
This book contains great information, is motivational and---with a dry wit that clearly comes from much experience---very funny in places. The style is direct, practical, and easy to read. You'll find yourself reading this stuff and then wanting to head to the gym to try it out.

Finally, this book has some utterly hilarious comments about cyclists and strength training. As a road biker, I agree that the cycling community as a whole just doesn't get why strength training matters. However, after starting to lift at age 52 (and never touched a barbell before) I definitely get it. The cycling improvements are obvious and it works -exactly- as described in this book: You can ride harder, longer because you're working at a lower percentage of your total strength.

With this book, plus Starting Strength, you'll be prepared mentally and physically to use strength training just to be strong, to help in whatever sport you do and to make your life better.