Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. The second edition, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, sold over 80,000 copies in a competitive global market for fitness education. Together with Practical Programming for Strength Training 2nd Edition, they form a simple, logical, and practical approach to strength training. Now, after six more years of testing and adjustment with thousands of athletes in seminars far and wide the country, the up to date 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 found in SS:BBT3. And at the same time as 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 far and wide the world have used the simple biological principle of stress/recovery/adaptation on which this method is based to enhance their performance, their appearance, and their long-term health. With over 150,000 copies in print in three editions, Starting Strength is a very powerful method available to be informed among the finest way to train with barbells — a very powerful way to enhance your strength, your health, and your life.
— Why barbells are among the finest tools for strength training.
— The mechanical basis of barbell training, concisely and logically explained.
— All new photographs and improved illustrations of the entire lifts, and the biomechanics in the back of 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 among the finest program for long-term progress.
— Completely indexed.
— The most productive method in existence for anyone beginning a strength training program.