Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training
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Don't listen to the BS magazines that push fake workouts endorsed by steroid freaks that will say anything for a buck. Don't waste your time with the whole slew of Men's Health products that will have you doing ten thousand reps per week only to make no gains.
If you want to get bigger and stronger, you MUST do several if not all of the lifts explained in this DVD. Nothing builds better legs and butts than squats. The bench press is a staple chest exercise that, when combined with dumbbell presses, builds big, powerful chests. The standing press builds strong shoulders that look like cannonballs. The deadlift is one of the best overall mass building exercises, and it builds your entire back, legs, and traps. The power clean is one of the toughest lifts you can do and works just about every muscle in your body.
This DVD shows you the proper form for all these exercises in amazing detail. This is CRUCIAL because bad form can lead to injuries (but proper form will completely prevent them). Remember, heavy weight lifted with poor form is NOT worth it (while the guys doing it think the heavy weights makes them look cool, their poor form actually just makes them look like idiots).
If you lift weights, you owe it to yourself to buy and watch this DVD. Your workouts--and results--will never be the same again.
P.S. A great book that espouses these concepts but also goes over proper dieting, cardio, and supplementing (and debunks a bunch of BS), is Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body (The Lean Muscle Series). I highly recommend it.
The part that makes this DVD so wonderful is that after I watched the countless corrections and hints given by coach Rippetoe to each student, I unexpectedly caught myself correcting the student's technique towards the end of one of the exercise's presentation. I vividly recall one instance where student was showing a subtle up/down rear-end movement causing his chest to drop at the start of his deadlift. I said to myself, 'chest needs to rise up, not drop', and watched coach Rippetoe address and correct this problem shortly afterwards. This DVD is indeed a clinic on barbell training where the viewer is actively learning.
I hope he makes more DVDs on other barbell exercises. Well done!
The video follows the Starting Strength teaching progressions which I also believe are incredibly helpful to new coaches. If you want to increase your strength coaching skills and you are relatively new to strength coaching you will not regret buying this DVD.
It's a 2.5 hour video broken up into five parts (the five main lifts). Rippetoe spends about a half hour per lift explaining the lifts in his own words and then having multiple students of his perform the lifts. While the perform them he gives running commentary on corrections that need to be made to form and little tips and tricks. I can't recommend this enough to visual learners.
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