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 Post subject: Weight Lifting Book
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:51 pm 

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Can anyone suggest one or two good weight lifting books?

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 Post subject: Re: Weight Lifting Book
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:47 am 

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Hi Fantasma,

I love weightlifting. :)

Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe - very, very detailed info on the basic lifts (like 40 pages about squats) - you can preview on Amazon to see if this is what you're looking for

The New Rules of Lifting books are also pretty good, I think. Less detailed, quick to read and they have sample programs in them. You can also preview these on Amazon.

Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: Weight Lifting Book
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:58 am 

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fiddlefaddle wrote:
Hi Fantasma,

I love weightlifting. :)

Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe - very, very detailed info on the basic lifts (like 40 pages about squats) - you can preview on Amazon to see if this is what you're looking for

The New Rules of Lifting books are also pretty good, I think. Less detailed, quick to read and they have sample programs in them. You can also preview these on Amazon.

Good luck!


Ok awesome I saw alot of reviews on Starting Strength, I will get a copy. Thank you.

It is disconcerting to go to the part of the gym where only the guys go though...and I don't like to talk to them and ask questions...

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:17 pm 

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I know, I still hate being the only woman on that side of the gym most of the time. But trust me, if you read Starting Strength, you'll know more than nearly anyone else there.

I've been known to practice at home with a broom when I'm trying something new. Then I don't have to look like such a fool the first time I try it out in public!


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 Post subject: Re: Weight Lifting Book
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:21 pm 
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Not a book but...

There are some great videos online that demonstrate proper technique for all sorts of exercises including weight lifting. Search and you will find.

And before you get too worried about how you look, there are a few professional athletes and at least one Olympian that go to the gym we do. They do some of the kookiest looking things with weights! (We're not talking about anyone famous here...just people who've are or were pros in volleyball, judo, or other non-money sports.)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:01 pm 

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fiddlefaddle wrote:
Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe - very, very detailed info on the basic lifts (like 40 pages about squats) - you can preview on Amazon to see if this is what you're looking for

This +1.

Also grab the DVD.


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 Post subject: Re: Weight Lifting Book
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:00 pm 

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I don't have a dvd player so thanks for the suggestion.

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 Post subject: Re: Weight Lifting Book
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:10 pm 

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Not even a computer with a DVD player in it?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:37 am 

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geoff_tewierik wrote:
Not even a computer with a DVD player in it?


Nope

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:10 am 

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fantasma wrote:
Nope


Not even a computer to which an external DVD player could be attached?


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 Post subject: Re: Weight Lifting Book
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:33 am 

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stannius wrote:
fantasma wrote:
Nope


Not even a computer to which an external DVD player could be attached?


Nope....might get it for B-day...but don't watch dvd's much.

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 Post subject: Re: Weight Lifting Book
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:08 pm 

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for cis-female oriented lifting advice (including proper form pics) check out Stumptuous

http://www.stumptuous.com/


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:01 pm 

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Ms Kitty Cliche wrote:
for cis-female oriented lifting advice (including proper form pics) check out Stumptuous

http://www.stumptuous.com/



I got the book and I must say its a great book. It explains and teaches a lot.Thank you, for the website referral.

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 Post subject: Re: Weight Lifting Book
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:49 am 

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The book is great - my sister gave it to me years ago and it got me into weightlifting. I've never been a big health or exercise fan. Actually, I'm a bit on the pudgy side even now, but unlike the rest of my family, I stopped getting a bigger belly and got bigger muscles. I feel like a superhero when I'm in the weightroom plus there are so many things I can tackle DIY because it doesn't wear me out.

When you start off fat, learning exercise is unfairly difficult, because almost all advice is really geared towards people who are maybe 20 lbs overweight at most. They don't consider that you have to be extra protective of joints etc and that your rest period needs to be longer. Krista does all that and more.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:25 am 

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The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding : The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised [Paperback]
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Author), Bill Dobbins (Contributor)

http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Encyclopedia-Modern-Bodybuilding/dp/0684857219

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