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Strong Enough? Thoughts from Thirty Years of Barbell Training Perfect Paperback – November 28, 2007
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- Publisher : The Aasgaard Company (November 28, 2007)
- Language : English
- Perfect Paperback : 204 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0976805448
- ISBN-13 : 978-0976805441
- Item Weight : 11.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.98 x 0.51 x 9.02 inches
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Its style is more conversational and less dry and Coach Rippetoe covers some of the topics often misunderstood and that misunderstanding obviously touches him deeply: barbells for women, elderly and kids, barbells for modern Western world sedentary citizens, barbells and sports.
It was an interesting and entertaining read and his second book did not disappoint. His language would make even a TV set instruction an entertaining read. I'll be sure to come back.
Only complaint is I'm still confused about his comparisons regarding high school lifting, pro lifting, American lifting, and international lifting. I'm sure there is a clear and concise point there but I didn't feel like he made it.
Other than that single issue, fabulous book!
This being my first book of his, I am not familiar with the others. Regardless, this is an enjoyable read and although some of the descriptions on form are somewhat dry, that's acceptable. He freely admits and warns us gentle readers. Bully for the author!
Being a collection of essays, the book covers different subjects. As an instructional, it's worthy. As motivation to do squats, deadlifts, and presses (not seated), it's wonderful. Most importantly, he writes in an educated and direct style. If he were writing about cooking, you could detect that he lifts.
If you don't squat or deadlift, you will be insulted by this book. And that's OK because Rip won't care.
It's refreshing to read the musings of someone who's obviously done his homework, lifted hard, and managed to carve an interesting existence doing something he clearly enjoys.
I hope to get a visitor's workout at Wichita Falls Athletic Club and hopefully, meet Rip!
If you like lifting and you like the other books than you will probably enjoy this book just as much.
If you like Rip, buy it. If you're on the fence about Rip, it might convince you to join the dark side, or you may be turned off. Either way, it's worth the read, if only to get you off of the fence.