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Starting Strength

Basic Barbell Training, 3rd Edition
Narrated by: Mark Rippetoe
Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
Categories: Sport, Other
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Summary

Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. It has sold over a half-million copies in a competitive global market for fitness education. The updated third edition 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.

And while the methods for implementing barbell training detailed in the audiobook 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 long-term health. Starting Strength is the most important method available to learn the most effective way to train with barbells - the most important way to improve your strength, your health, and your life.

  • Why barbells are the most effective tools for strength training.
  • The mechanical basis of barbell training, concisely and logically explained.
  • 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.
  • The most productive method in existence for anyone beginning a strength training program.
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An eye opener

Having been in the fitness profession for over 20 years as a PT and strength and conditioning coach, hearing the rational for various training modalities the information in this book comes over as the most rational sound. I just wish I'd read it 20 years ago.

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Must read for strength athletes

Any strength athletes, or athlete who requires strength of any kind, is missing a lot, if they have not read this book. All the fundamentals covered in detail in an easy to understand format. Brilliant! Five stars

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Just fantastic

Excellent book. This is perhaps the very best information for the new, intermediate and advanced strength training athlete.

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  • Christopher Kinler
  • 14-11-19

Amazing work! Wish chapters were labeled.

Amazing culmination of a lifetime of learning about the process of gaining and teaching strength. Please label the chapters for reference and re- listening; it's the only ding on a perfect product. Glad Rip narrated so you can clearly hear his disdain when he talks about foolishness.

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  • Joshua Johnson
  • 02-09-19

Great information

Mark is a very intelligent and experienced lifter.

I gave 4-star for overall because this audiobook REALLY needs a pdf for some visual understanding of the positions and postures. The explanations are thorugh but people really do need to see some visual representation to fully grasp it. I found myself referencing Mark on YouTube almost daily while going through the book.

In either case, I would highly recommend it.

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  • Timothy Sy
  • 29-07-19

Worth the wait

Always great hearing rippetoe on audio. Love his podcast and been waiting for the release of the audio book version of starting strength. Audible should get rippetoe to provide audio for more books.

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  • Johnathon O'Day
  • 06-08-19

Information OVERLOAD!

I have been a avid weight trainer for nearly two decades now. However, after years of experience, articles read, and advice from others experienced lifters; Mark Rippetoe has explained more valuable information in his first two chapters than I have acquired in my years in the gym. I will listen to this book at least four more times before I start the program, due to the information overload I have recieved. Great book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-07-19

The BEST!

The best Strength Text Book of all times! Excellent content, clear narration. Nothing less from Rip!

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  • Dr. Unk
  • 03-02-20

Brass Tacks

Rip is one of the best no-BS’ers out there. I love this book. It’s clear, concise and full of concrete information. I highly recommend this book to any fitness trainer or weight lifting enthusiast. Listen, heed & abide.

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  • Jeff Parry
  • 11-01-20

Euclid of barbell training

This here is a classic. The paperback is a must, but you should also listen to this Audible version and not just once. The author narrates and his voice commands a deep understanding of this subject because he has been in the trenches of gym coaching since the seventies. I highly recommend his other books as well.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-11-19

Everyone needs barbell training as their base!

This book is a must read for any human who values health period. Thanks Mark

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-10-19

Changed my life

Read if you really wish to live a better life. The best workout book or life improvement book available.

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  • Jason
  • 11-09-19

All Must Read

Coach Rippetoe does an amazing job organizing and presenting a logical conceptualization on the importance of strength for the purposes of performance and health. His arguments demystify the concepts of training. If you have a body and respond to stress, you should read this book.