Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. No other book on barbell training ever written provides the detailed instruction on every aspect of the basic barbell exercises found in this book. 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 quality of life. Starting Strength is your complete guide to developing strength — the foundation of athletic performance and the key to long-term health.
It explains the mechanical basis of barbell training. Complete, easy-to-follow instructions for performing the basic barbell exercises: the squat, press, deadlift, bench press, power clean, and the power snatch. How the human body adapts to stress through recovery, and why this is the foundation of the development of strength and lifetime health.How to program the basic exercises into the most effective program for long-term progress, and much more.