Mean Ol Mr. Gravity
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Mean Ol' Mr. Gravity: Conversations on Strength Training

Mean Ol' Mr. Gravity is a compilation of Q&A posts from Mark Rippetoe's StrengthMill forum. Edited for brevity, efficiency, clarity, accuracy, and taste (in a loose sense, sorry), MOMG adds to the information available in Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training and Practical Programming for Strength Training by tailoring it to the individual through his responses to questions posed by actual humans regarding their own training. It preserves the coarseness, humor, and candor that have become Rip's trademark style.


A Question.

Goombahboy: Hey Rip, why would you make a book out of a bunch of posts that are already available on the web? What could you possibly have been thinking?

Mark Rippetoe: An excellent question. I have no idea, other than the fact that a book like this makes an excellent bathroom companion.  The reading-kind of companion. Information and humor in small, easily managed chunks. Conveniently digestible pieces, as it were. Well, you know what I mean.

Bozo1988: Yeah, what were you thinking?  I mean, I know there's a lot of information here, I know that all of the really stupid stuff that would waste my time while reading it online has been removed, and that the videos posted on the board don't load very fast in a book format anyway, but why a book?

Mark Rippetoe: Look, just read the damn thing, okay? You'll be fine.


Better than a preview:  see Mark Rippetoe’s Q&A on the Starting Strength Forums.

Product Details:
Paperback: 364 pages
Publisher: The Aasgaard Company; December 2009
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0-9825227-1-4
Product Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"

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Milkfan (IL) - September 5th 2010
This book has taken content from Mark Rippetoe's forum and organized it around various subjects (injury, sports-specific training, etc.)

Starting Strength and Practical Programming are excellent books if you are looking for specific training advice and information, and Strong Enough? is a wonderful collection of his essays on the topic of strength training. He is smart and articulate and funny - a combination rarely found in any author, much less one who writes on the subject of weight training.

If you are a fan (as I am) you will want to buy this book. It is frequently funny and very informative.