Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training
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This is a great video for anyone wanting to understand "BASIC" barbell training. The book is great and much more in depth, however I found the video made the book come alive. For me having both the book and the video was key to greater success. Think about trying to describe lifting technique and anatomy in written form. The video says volumes that words can't describe. For the price of going out to eat you can have textbook lifting form and much greater confidence in your heavy lifting. This is need to know if you care about proper form and injury prevention. I have used this video many times to perfect my technique and to help train my 16 yr old son in the safe, correct way to perform these movements. There is no way I would have convinced him to sit still long enough to read the book. However with a little coaching which I learned from the video we have gained almost instant understanding of some fairly difficult techniques. He has even correctly coached me and corrected my form. The video shows Rippetoe coaching Men and women of different sizes, ages, and abilities. Each person has there own flaws which he shows how to identify and correct. I am a 48 yr old firefighter. I have been lifting off and on for 20 years with no formal training. I definitely needed this book and these movements to help me increase my longevity in a demanding career. Many of my fellow firefighters have learned from this dvd as well.
Thanks Mark. Adding this to your book was exactly what we needed to take the next step forward.
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!
a lot, if you know anything about fitness. well, this DVD is an
amazingly close second place, and easily worth many times
its price. The video goes into depth on every aspect of every
one of the 5 core lifts, and uses 5-6 trainees to cover a huge
swath of the most fundamental errors people make and how
to correct them; or how to mitigate specific physical weaknesses
to accommodate them. Technique is important and it can always be
improved, and this training video is probably the best path forward.
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.