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Post by DBID » Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:13 pm

Recieved the book yesterday and it is outstanding. I am not done with it yet, but the squat chapter is awesome.

Highly recommended.

http://www.startingstrength.com

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Post by Trip » Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:16 pm

please elaborate

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Post by DBID » Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:49 pm

Trip wrote:please elaborate
It covers the squat in minute detail. Everything from stance, bar position, shoes, and every facet of the movement. It is written from the point of view of a coach and tells you what to look for and how to cue it out of an athlete. Very informative and enlightening.

The book also covers BP, DL OHP and PC in the same detail.

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Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:49 pm

Starting Strength is the next best thing to having a coach there showing you what to do.

Rippetoe and Kilgore's book also provides an outstanding reference to help teach and coach other people the lifts.

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Post by stosh » Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:31 pm

Doughster,

You begin to trouble me. You slammed people for posting review comments of YRG after only a few sessions, yet you say this book is awesome a day after getting it. Jeez.
A novice is someone who keeps asking himself if he is a novice. An intermediate is someone who is sick of training with weak people and an advanced person doesn't give a shit anymore. - Jim Wendler

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Post by DBID » Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:30 pm

elrodjr wrote:Doughster,

You begin to trouble me. You slammed people for posting review comments of YRG after only a few sessions, yet you say this book is awesome a day after getting it. Jeez.
Not the same as passing judgement on a fitness system after 3 days. The book is excellent. I could tell that after just a few pages. To judge a fitness system requires months of practice at the least.

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Post by Schlegel » Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:58 pm

I've seen so many positive, and I mean VERY positive reviews that I've decided to put this at the top of my to-buy list. Plus, it's what, less than $30?
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