"Starting Strength"  by Mark Rippetoe
Posted: 24 February 2006 04:17 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I recieved my copy of Mark Rippetoe’s book “Starting Strength” last night.
I bought the book with the intention of reading through it and then putting it in the library of books we make available to members of Brand X.  However, after a brief read through of the Deadlift and Clean portion of the book, I’ve changed my mind.  I won’t be lending my copy out.  Rather, I’m encouraging you to purchase your own.  The website is located here:

http://www.aasgaardco.com/store/store.php?crn=199&rn=290&action=show_detail

Do yourself a favor get the book.

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Posted: 24 February 2006 11:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I have already ordered mine and am looking forward to reading it.  All the reviews that I have seen have given this book 5Stars.  He definitely helped me with my deadlift form :shock: , after I worked with him at CF HQ.

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Posted: 25 February 2006 08:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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What is it, a how-to book?

You have a Brand X library?

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Posted: 25 February 2006 01:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Yes, probably the best one I’ve ever seen.  Really worth the money.


I have literally hundreds of M.A. and Training books.  All I do is buy and read which is why I’m such a font (read really boring at parties) of information.

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Posted: 26 February 2006 08:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Does the fact that I enjoy your company mean I’m boring too and just haven’t realized it?

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Posted: 26 February 2006 01:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I am going to buy that.  From what I’ve read about Mark Rippetoe, there is a lot to learn from him.  How long did it take to ship to you?

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Posted: 26 February 2006 01:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Only about a week.

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Posted: 14 March 2006 04:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Who has picked up the book, and what do you think of it?

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Posted: 14 March 2006 07:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Ordered. Will check in after I get it.

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Posted: 15 March 2006 04:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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ordered.

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Posted: 15 March 2006 01:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I can’t wait until I’m done with college so I can read things that I enjoy, are my choice and are useful in my daily life…

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Posted: 16 March 2006 02:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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...I second that!  Havent ordered it yet…but will as soon as I can.

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Posted: 18 March 2006 05:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Got mine, already. That was quick. Beatiful book. I like the little flip movies in the margins. wink

I need this if I am going to have my guys doing any lifts. Also for my own form.

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Posted: 25 March 2006 03:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Ordered through Amazon, they tell me it’ll be here this coming week.

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Posted: 28 March 2006 03:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Got mine. Well-written, detailed and funny. Rippetoe gives good ideas how to allign what you want the trainee to do with the trainee thinks he’s doing.

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