The title "Starting Strength" has two distinct meanings. Firstly it is Starting Strength The Book (View On Amazon) by Mark Rippetoe and Lon Kilgore. Secondly it is Starting Strength The Program also by Mark Rippetoe and widely referred to as "Rippetoe's." It is this second meaning of "Starting Strength" that this wiki primarily addresses while acting only as a supplement to "Starting Strength" the book. If you've been hearing about the Starting Strength program and the prospect of increased strength, musculature, bone density and overall wellness is something that you are willing to work hard for, consider this a first step on that path.
I'd recommend you first start by visiting www.startingstrength.com and ordering Starting Strength for yourself from the previous site or Amazon. As I said this wiki is merely a supplement to the book and doesn't contain 1/10th of the information you'll find within its pages. It might take a week or more to get it in the mail, but in the meantime you can get started by running The Starting Strength Program. If you look to the right side of the page you'll see a menu titled, "Getting Started on Starting Strength." After taking a few minutes to read the five articles in the order that they are presented you'll have all the essentials needed to get started on the program. If you'd like a more in-depth understanding of the program feel free to skim the FAQ in its entirety to find most every conceivable answer to any questions you might have.
When your book arrives by mail you'll want to immediately begin your study of its contents to ensure your continued progress on the program. It will guide you not only in how to perform the lifts correctly, but also in understanding how your individual bodyparts can work together as a single unit. The awareness of the distinctive mechanics at play within your body, called biomechanics, will aid you in every single circumstance that your human body is physically called upon, and its application is universal whether it be picking 400 pounds loaded on a barbell up off the floor or a dropped inkpen. Simply put: If the human body had come with an instruction manual that manual would be called Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe.
This companion video to Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training adds to the impact of the book by demonstrating the correct technique for the squat, press, bench press, deadlift, and power clean as performed by athletes under the direction of Mark Rippetoe. See the most important barbell exercises correctly executed, along with corrections of the most common problems encountered in learning them.
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