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Strong Enough? Thoughts from Thirty Years of Barbell Training Perfect Paperback – November 28, 2007
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If "Starting Strength" is the next best thing to having a lifting coach beside you in the gym, "Strong Enough?" is the next best thing to having a beer with him afterwards.
There is an enlightening dissection of Silly BS from a variety of medical and fitness sources, more excellent quotations of the great minds you should read, and you can find out just how much weight training is related to the topics on Art Bell. Some stories are quite touching too, and you get some insight into the kinds of things that can be learned through the years by someone who cares to keep their eyes open, ears attuned, and sense of humor never too far away. Interspersed between and within the articles are pictures that span the three decades of Rippetoe's career, from intense competition lifts to other scenes from the gym and life, including the author's mother in the 75-79 master's age group setting an impressive state record. I'm looking forward to the calendar, personally... no word on its release date yet.
Add this book to your shelf for a thought-provoking read when you can't get into a heavier tome.
Dr. Ken Leistner
Coach Rippetoe is able to provide a wealth of information that is both advanced enough for the academic as well as being clear and concise enough for the general public. He does a fantastic job of conveying the importance of weight training, and doing so properly. Along with this, he's got quite the sense of humor. More times than I can count I found myself laughing along with a passage as I was reading.
Strong Enough? is a rare find in this world of popular "fitness" magazines and bodybuilding rags that preach the same tired (and largely ineffective) routines time and time again. I find myself reading along and thinking to myself, "I've told people this same information so many times! Why don't they get it?" It's refreshing to find someone willing to set the topic of weight training straight for a change.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Similar information to Starting Strength book, but I do enjoy his "say it like it is" style and appreciate his sarcasm.Published 1 month ago by Robert Overstreet
Holy crap!!! My bench went up 20 lbs just by reading the table of contents. I am a former vegan yoga instructor and I felt STUPID after reading this book!!!!!!!!!!! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Mark Rippetow is as entertaining as he is knowledgeable on a variety of subjects. As a personal trainer of 20 years, I learn more reading his books than all other fitness authors... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tim Gadde
Rippetoe is the KING of lifting. If you've never touched a barbell check out "Starting Strength", but this is a great followup on the philosophy of training.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
This isn't really written as a book per se, rather it is a series of articles combined in book form. Very insightful and educational reading this book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by David Phisker
Great book, you can never get too much Rippetoe. Let's his humor show through here, and as a fellow old person, I can relate. Read morePublished 6 months ago by don
Ripptoe covers some great points within exercise science and philosophy. Easy and entertaining read with insight into the benefits of strength training. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Øystein Kåsa
Awesome read from one of the bastions of the strength community! Pulls no punches and offers great insight on how to strip away the nonsense and get strong!Published 9 months ago by Edward J. Maciag