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Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, 3rd edition (2015)

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Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. The second edition, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, sold over 80,000 copies in a competitive global market for fitness education. Along with Practical Programming for Strength Training 2nd Edition, they form a simple, logical, and practical approach to strength training. Now, after six more years of testing and adjustment with thousands of athletes in seminars all over the country, the updated third editio…

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“If I could remove one piece of equipment from every gym, it would be the leg extension machine.” -My Doctor(r/Fitness)

>Machines, on the other hand, force the body to move the weight according to the design of the machine. This places some rather serious limitations on the ability of the exercise to meet the specific needs of the athlete. For instance, there is no way for a human being to utilize the quadriceps muscles in isolation from the hamstrings in any movement pattern that exists independently of a machine designed for this purpose. No natural movement can be performed that does this. Quadriceps and hamstrings always function together, at the same time, to balance the forces on either side of the knee. Since they always work together, why should they be exercised separately? Because somebody invented a machine that lets us?

Rippetoe, Mark (2013-11-07). Starting Strength (Kindle Locations 181-188). The Aasgaard Company. Kindle Edition.

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Paperback

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ABIS_BOOK

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Mark Rippetoe

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3rd

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The Aasgaard Company

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Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, 3rd edition

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“If I could remove one piece of equipment from every gym, it would be the leg extension machine.” -My Doctor

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