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HARDBACK Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training
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Starting Strength: Basic Barbell  Training, 3rd ed

Starting Strength has been called “the best and most useful of fitness books” and has sold over 250,000 copies in a competitive global market for fitness education. Along with Practical Programming for Strength Training 3rd Edition, they form a simple, logical, and practical approach to strength training. After four more years of testing and adjustment with thousands of athletes in seminars all over the country, the new edition of Starting Strength expands and improves on the previous teaching methods and biomechanical analysis. No other book on barbell training ever written provides the detailed instruction on every aspect of the basic barbell exercises found in SS:BBT3.

And while the methods for implementing barbell training detailed in the book are primarily aimed at young athletes, they have been successfully applied to everyone: young and old, male and female, fit and flabby, sick and healthy, weak and already strong. Many people all over the world have used the simple biological principle of stress/recovery/adaptation on which this method is based to improve their performance, their appearance, and their quality of life. SS:BBT3 is your complete guide to developing strength – the foundation of athletic performance and the key to long-term health.

  • Why barbells are the most effective tools for strength training.
  • The mechanical basis of barbell training, concisely and logically explained.
  • All new photographs and improved illustrations of all the lifts, and the biomechanics behind them.
  • Complete, easy-to-follow instructions for performing the basic barbell exercises: the squat, press, deadlift, bench press, power clean, and the power snatch.
  • Revised instruction methods for all six lifts, proven effective in four years of seminar, military, and group instruction.
  • How the human body adapts to stress through recovery, and why this is the foundation of the development of strength and lifetime health.
  • How to program the basic exercises into the most effective program for long-term progress.
  • Completely indexed.
  • The most productive method in existence for anyone beginning a strength training program.

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Product Details:
Hardcover: 347 pages
Publisher: The Aasgaard Company; 3rd edition (November 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0-9825227-4-5
Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 1 inches


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Fells Guy (MA) - August 31st 2012
I’m Embarrassed when I think back to the people who I have listned to over the years and some of the people I have listened to and some of the real experts who I have not given the respect due. This book has clearly differentiated tan and tank top crowd from the truly strong I mean the kind of men and women you would want at you side when the going was truly getting tough.
as for the hardcover edition worth it is worth every penny there are some books you buy in paperbaqck and some you [ more]
Awesome book, ordered 2 copies
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Michael Loucas (NJ) - January 13th 2012
I ordered the softcover version, it was a great read, lots of very useful information. I have since mailed it to my friend that is in the Airforce, and I'm going to be ordering the hardcover for myself.