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Strong Enough? : Thoughts from Thirty Years of Barbell Training
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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 read!
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A Cink (Anaheim CA) - September 14th 2010
A really good book. I have to say the book is too advanced for me at my level, but I am still learning a LOT. And the best part is, this book is actually fun to read! I actually find myself really enjoying his style and sense of humor. If you're looking to be educated and entertained - a true rarity - you should really get this book.

I consider it a valuable perspective in today's environment which is so focused on cardio, distance running, pilates, etc. This is just good old fas [...read more]
Why you should be strong
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G Handyside (Farmersville TX) - September 14th 2010
This is an entertaining and informative book. Like this author's previous work, the primary focus is on the correct performance of the basic lifts ( squat, press, deadlift, bench, and clean ).But, this is more than just " nuts and bolts", it is also "hearts and minds".

Rippetoe has thought long and hard about how we should train and why we should train, and his observations on both are enlightening...and somewhat controversial This book is entertaining because [...read more]
An excellent read. A must for anyone who lifts weights.
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T Russell (O'Fallon MO) - September 14th 2010
I've just finished Strong Enough? and I have to say that I found it to be an incredibly informative and entertaining read. I am a practicing Chiropractor and have been involved in serious weight training for over 10 years. I have a background in exercise physiology with a BS degree in Kinesiology and a coaching endorsement from my undergrad university.

My personal philosophies of health include a combination of Chiropractic care with regular weight training exercise. I honestly fe [...read more]
Strong Enough
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J Everett (Moreno Valley CA) - September 14th 2010
I love this book so much I've read it twice back to back. As soon as i finished I started right back at chapter 1 again! I place this book right up there with other classics such as John McCallums "Key's to Progress", Brooks Kubik's "Dinosaur Training", and Bill Starr's "The Strongest Shall Survive".

In fact "Strong Enough" may be the best of the bunch.
Another excellent book
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A Carlquist (Fargo ND) - September 14th 2010
I've read Rippetoes other two books and I actually didn't even know about this one until I found it cruising on Amazon. Excellent book just like the previous ones he wrote. The book is very easy to read and you don't have to have a PhD or have an extensive lifting background to read and appreciate the book. It helps if you do lift weights and want to get better but still anyone can read it. This is a great book to arm yourself against the fitness idiots of the USA that think training should be s [...read more]
Help In Becoming Strong Enough!
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K Leistner (NY) - September 14th 2010
The product description states "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 Mr. Rippetoe has done just that.

His willingness to share the type of information that can only be earned the hard way, by training, competing, and training others to the highest level of success is within these pages and presented in a meaningful and useful manner that reflec [...read more]
Are you Strong Enough? Are you sure about that?
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R Watkins (Joshua TX) - September 14th 2010
"Strong Enough?" is a collection of eighteen articles Rippetoe has written on a variety of topics related to weight-training over the years. Within these articles are anecdotes of events and people that have shaped his opinions and life. Far more informal and conversational than the other books, but still incredibly informative, and running the gambit of inspiring to hilarious, they entertain and inform in Rip's rare style.

There is an enlightening dissection of Silly B [...read more]
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. [...read more]
Awesome read
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Tony... (NY, NY) - September 5th 2010
A great casual read, lots of humor throughout to make it a fast read. A great way to learn about barbell training from another persons vast experience. A great way to cap off Rippetoe's other books (Practical Programing and Starting Strength).
Serious Strength for Serious Lifters
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R.h. Ironman (Indianapolis, IN) - September 5th 2010
If you are serious about your own strength training or you are a strength coach wanting to do the best for your clients, anything written by Mark Rippetoe is a must read.