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Starting Strength- Complete Guide

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2009/01/30 04:34:45 (permalink)

Starting Strength- Complete Guide

Guide to Novice Barbell Training, aka the Official RIPPETOE-STARTING STRENGTH FAQ

This PDF contains a complete guide to Mark Ripptoe's Starting Strength Programme.
 
It is a great programme for both beginners and intermediates IMO. It is also proven, with decades of use and evaluation by thousands of trainers.
 
PDF (for free and easy download): http://www.mediafire.com/?fmuoizglbmz
 
It contains the following (143 pages worth!)......
 
 
I. Introduction
**A. Purpose, Scope, Target Audience
**B. Why Should I Do This Program?
**C. Program Basics
**D. Credits
**E. The Original Threads

II. The Exercises
**A. The Main Exercises
*****
1. The Squat
*****2. The Bench Press
*****3. The Deadlift
*****4. The Power Clean
*****5. The Press
*****6. The Row
**B. Accessory Exercises
*****
1. Abdominals
*****2. Arms
*****3. Dips
*****4. Back extensions
*****5. Pull-ups/Chin-ups
**C. Other Questions

III. Programming
**A. The basics
**B. Stalling and Resetting
**C. What to do after Rippetoe
*****1. Basic Rippetoe Adjustments
*****2. Advanced Rippetoe Adjustments
*****3. Other Intermediate type programs
**D. General Questions
*****1. How much weight should I use?
*****2. What about sets and reps?

IV. Nutrition and Supplements
**A. General Questions
**B. Chubbies
**C. Skinnies
**D. Athletes

V. Cardio Questions

VI. Routine-Specific Questions

VII. Will This Program Meet My Goals?

VIII. General Weight Training Questions
 
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Full credit goes to Kethnaab on BB.com (absolute legend) - he compiled all of this, not me.
 
And to ThePointMan for putting it all into a PDF.
 
Here's the original:
( http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=998224 )
 
I just thought it would be a great addition to the Training forums.
 
So, there you go! Enjoy!
post edited by Jake - 2009/01/30 04:42:18

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    littlest hobo
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    Re:Starting Strength- Complete Guide 2009/01/30 23:52:37 (permalink)
    Thanks for posting this sounds like a fantastic program, Infact I liked the look of it so much I just went and tried to get the book " starting strength" but can't find it on Amazon or Ebay. Anybody know where I might find a copy? Cheers!!
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    Re:Starting Strength- Complete Guide 2009/01/31 00:36:39 (permalink)
    I literally nearly cried when I found this excellent article. Starting strength was simply the best growth period of my lifting career and when I couldn't find the evolvements I trudged on with it without seeing gains for many a month.

    Now my body isn't used to it (i've been doing different routines for ages now) that means I can go back to it from the start with the potential to progress my training with the core of the workout still intact. This is literally the best news i've had in some time. Thanks very much for posting this excellent article. If you're not on roids, try this out!
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    Re:Starting Strength- Complete Guide 2009/01/31 07:45:33 (permalink)
    littlest hobo

    Thanks for posting this sounds like a fantastic program, Infact I liked the look of it so much I just went and tried to get the book " starting strength" but can't find it on Amazon or Ebay. Anybody know where I might find a copy? Cheers!!


    No problem my friend.
     
    You can order the book here: http://www.pullum-sports.co.uk/books-and-magazines/books/starting-strength-basic-barbell-training-by-mark-rippetoe-lon-kilgore/prod_472.html

    Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
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    Re:Starting Strength- Complete Guide 2009/01/31 16:37:00 (permalink)
    Jake

    littlest hobo

    Thanks for posting this sounds like a fantastic program, Infact I liked the look of it so much I just went and tried to get the book " starting strength" but can't find it on Amazon or Ebay. Anybody know where I might find a copy? Cheers!!


    No problem my friend.
     
    You can order the book here: http://www.pullum-sports.co.uk/books-and-magazines/books/starting-strength-basic-barbell-training-by-mark-rippetoe-lon-kilgore/prod_472.html


    Gah!! There out of stock at the moment But thanks for the heads up on where to buy it, just have to wait till they re-stock it.
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    Re:Starting Strength- Complete Guide 2009/02/04 19:38:50 (permalink)
    Bump.

    Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
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