Recommended Reading

The Science and Practice of Strength Training

Science and Practice of Strength Training, Second Edition, shows that there is no one program that works for any one person at all times or for all conditions. This book addresses the complexity of strength training programs while providing straightforward approaches to take under specific circumstances.

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Beyond Brawn

One of my favorites, though it takes a few readings to get it. Its basic, fundamental and one of the first "real" books I ever read. This encyclopedia offers the key to training success. By acknowledging each person's individuality, this book teaches people precisely how to become their own expert personal trainers. Whether readers are male or female, beginners or very advanced, young or not-so-young, want to train at home or in a public gym, this book offers outstanding guidance.

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Starting Strength

Literally the bible of Strength and Barbell Training. Mark Rippetoe offers a simple, logical, and practical approach to achieving your strength goals. A must for all to read.

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Practical Programming

A follow up to Starting Strength and another "must have".

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The Barbell Prescription

This book directly addresses the most pervasive problem faced by aging humans: the loss of physical strength and all its associated problems - the loss of muscle mass, bone mineral loss and osteoporosis, hip fractures (a terminal event for many older people), loss of balance and coordination, diabetes, heart disease related to a sedentary lifestyle, and the loss of independence.

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