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Practical Programming for Strength Training, 2nd edition Paperback – September 1, 2009
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- Publisher : The Aasgaard Company; 2nd edition (September 1, 2009)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 204 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0982522703
- ISBN-13 : 978-0982522707
- Item Weight : 15.7 ounces
- Dimensions : 7.01 x 0.51 x 10 inches
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The book discusses almost every aspect of weight training that you could ever need to read about. It deals with programming for three different levels of trainers. It discuss what happens to muscles during exercise and how they grow and adapt. What rep ranges have what effects on muscles, is included as well. The amount of material covered and covered well is just too vast to list here.
The book is not dry at all, so you don't have to be an academic to read it.
I did not have any problems with the Kindle formatting and at $10 this book is a steal.
The only thing the book does not do is explain how to do the lifts. For that excellent explaination you need Starting Strength (also $10), which is also essential reading and should be read first.
Immediately after you finish it, you should read Practical Programming to prepare yourself for the intermediate level you'll soon reach after leaving the novice level of Starting Strength.
I have been lifting for over a decade and i still find the information in here to be very helpful. I think just about anyone can gain from the organized presentation of thoughts here. Even if you already 'know' everything in the book, Rip's presentation will help reorganize your programming. Its easy to compromise workout after workout and forget that YNDTP!
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Another great publication! I completed reading this yesterday and this is another high quality work from the makers of Starting Strength Basic Barbell Training. This has all you need to plan your training from beginner through to advanced and also to continue at the advanced level. My opinion is that this is a very valuable educational tool written in an easy to understand style, you don't need a degree to make sense of it. My advice to you is to buy Starting Strength AND this book! Read and understand them and use them for reference when required.
I would say this is invaluable for any intermediate athlete starting to take their work in the weightroom seriously.
Si bien se centra en weightlifting, añade algunas notas para aquellos interesados en el aumento de tamaño y masa muscular o los que quieran compatibilizarlo con la práctica de otro deporte, lo que unido a la explicación de las reacciones de nuestro cuerpo consigue que sean fácilmente adaptables.