Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training
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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.
But i sometimes get a bit lost in the details of exercises. I struggled with the Power Clean specifically for ages and am just about happy with it, my problem was i tended to over think it. Watching Rip teach the PC to old guys, girls from scratch showed me how simple it really was (jump with the barbell in hand, rather than simultanous triple extension) and just noticed that my squat could've been better from watching the DVD having thought i had it nailed before. Really recommend this DVD along with SS the book to anyone wanting to but on a bit of muscle and not waste there time at the gym (as i did for ~7yrs).
Sometimes getting lost in it, the visuals as well as watching Rip coach the lifts to Trainees over and over again (might I add they all have different builds, limb lengths and are of different ages), really works as a great companion to how REAL weightlifting is done. I recommend it for NEW trainees and ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO ARE PREPARING TO TRAIN OTHERS!!
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