3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Best first book, cornerstone for the duration,
This review is from: Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training (Paperback)
This book does a great job of helping people get a good start lifting free weights. If you've been wasting your time curling in the squat rack and using 27 different machines each workout this is your way into actual strength training. Rip spends most of the book on painstakingly detailed descriptions of the most important lifts - 56 illustrated pages on the back squat alone! This is fantastic material for beginners and for people looking to clean up their form. You'll learn quite a bit about the logic behind these movements along the way and the book includes a walk-through of the popular Starting Strength routine.
I really don't understand why Amazon.co.uk doesn't sell this book themselves. It's been out since 2007.