I train with weights for general fitness and to keep at bay a weakness in my back, possibly caused by poor technique 20 years ago. I train at home and I've found this book to be most helpful. It took me some time to escape the vanity of the glossy body-building mags from the States!
The truth is you don't need a ton of gym gear to train properly. I learned quite a bit from this book and have put it into practice. Commonsense does go a long way in weight-training but it can also go out the window in the silly pursuit of quick gains.
Good form is a cornerstone of McRobert's ethos, and time and again there's little of it to be found in mainstream training. For too many the result is frustration and even injury.
McRobert stresses that good form coupled with hard work produces real injury-free results. It's tough going but it's the safest way to get stronger and fitter. I train for general fitness, not to enhance my appearance or for competitions, and I'm happy to use the advice given in this book because it works.