Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of
fitness books. The second edition, Starting Strength: Basic
Barbell Training, sold over 80,000 copies in a competitive global
market for fitness education. Along with Practical Programming
for Strength Training 2nd Edition, they form a simple, logical,
and practical approach to strength training. Now, after six more
years of testing and adjustment with thousands of athletes in
seminars all over the country, the updated third edition expands
and improves on the previous teaching methods and biomechanical
analysis. No other book on barbell training ever written provides
the detailed instruction on every aspect of the basic barbell
exercises found in SS:BBT3. And while the methods for
implementing barbell training detailed in the book are primarily
aimed at young athletes, they have been successfully applied to
everyone: young and old, male and female, fit and flabby, sick
and healthy, weak and already strong. Many people all over the
world have used the simple biological principle of
stress/recovery/adaptation on which this method is based to
improve their performance, their appearance, and their long-term
health. With over 150,000 copies in print in three editions,
Starting Strength is the most important method available to learn
the most effective way to train with barbells -- the most
important way to improve your strength, your health, and your
-- Why barbells are the most effective tools for strength
-- The mechanical basis of barbell training, concisely and
-- All new photographs and improved illustrations of all the
lifts, and the biomechanics behind them.
-- Complete, easy-to-follow instructions for performing the
basic barbell exercises: the squat, press, deadlift, bench press,
power clean, and the power snatch.
-- Revised instruction methods for all six lifts, proven
effective in four years of seminar, military, and group
-- How the human body adapts to stress through recovery, and why
this is the foundation of the development of strength and
-- How to program the basic exercises into the most effective
program for long-term progress.
-- Completely indexed.
-- The most productive method in existence for anyone beginning
a strength training program.