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.
Author: Mark Rippetoe
Paperback: 204 pages
Publisher: The Aasgaard Company (November 28, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 9″ x 6″x 0.4″
Alexander Hill –
This may be the closest thing Mark Rippetoe ever makes to an auto-biography. If there is one overall thing I can take from this book it’s that Mark doesn’t find his life as interesting as I do. I listened to this book on repeat through audible while performing my menial duties as a physical laborer, and I enjoyed hearing how Mark made a career of lifting.
From young boy working in his fathers cafe, geologist trying to make his way into the oil industry, young man learning from Bill Starr about proper squat depth. This was an interesting look into the life of a man who I’ve listened to for his no non-sense advice for years.