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A Master Class,
This review is from: Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training (DVD)
I am a practicing physician in his early 40s who had never seriously done strength training until last August and I have come to the opinion that there is no better investment you can make in your health and fitness than to buy this DVD and Rip's book Starting Strength (2nd edition). I especially recommend the DVD and book for older trainees like myself and women - people whose idea of fitness is doing hours of mind-numbing "cardio" or doing useless isolation exercises on machines trying to "tone."
I have used Starting Strength to guide my weight training over the last eight months and it has changed my life and health tremendously. I just got this DVD and it is awesome - compliments the book perfectly. I read parts of Starting Strength 10-15 times, e.g., about Power clean technique, but seeing the exercise on video cleared up some remaining issues. Very helpful seeing all ages, sizes, and levels of trainee, both men and women. Buy the book and the DVD and you will have a master class right at home for less than my monthly gym membership fee. Learn to do strength training properly and safely - especially how to squat. As Rip sez:
"There is never an absolute answer to everything, except of course that you have to do your squats."
Buy it - use it - get strong. The price is an absolute steal.
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Initial post: Sep 22, 2010 9:56:34 AM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2010 10:05:30 AM PDT
Kris Ducharme says:
If you get a chance, his article in this months magazine is truly enlightening.;)
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2011 12:27:21 PM PDT
H. Stull says:
B. Kline - whenever I'm at the Y in the morning, the weight machines are dominated by white hairs and women. I think he's making more of an observation than a generalization.
Posted on Dec 16, 2011 3:28:44 PM PST
Note that the 2nd edition book of Starting Strength is now updated. See: Starting Strength, 3rd edition
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