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The Book I Recommend for Strength Training

My first recommendation for a book, if you are starting a strength training routine, is the one authored by a legend: Mark Rippetoe.

Buy it! 🙂

Before I begin my review, I would like to tell everyone that my knowledge in weight training is average and I don’t read books of this sort often. In fact, this was the first weight training book I have bought in my entire life and I reckon it will be the last since Mark Rippetoe’s “Starting Strength” manual does wonders at educating trainers of all skill levels. If anyone out there would like to start (strength) training out there but has no clue, this would be the first book I would recommend them to read.

Simply put, it needs to be read by everyone before they dive into this website for more information. The book does an excellent job at teaching rookies the various lifts and what NOT to do. For coaches and trainers, it is a valuable tool on how to properly coach their students and what to look for when rookies perform lifts. The book goes as far as providing diagrams and charts on the efficacy and proper execution of each exercise.

If you are interested in buying the book, you can purchase it through the official Starting Strength homepage or through Amazon.

Please note that the above review is an opinion not endorsed by Mark Rippetoe, Lon Kilgore or The Aasgard Company. The outgoing links, such as the one on “” and/or “” have nothing to do with this site.