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Excellent book for training, however I must have received an end of print line copy. Faded text and hard to see photo graphs, Rips book is superb, just not my copy. This is my second copy and the 1st is better print
All the information is already available online, there's even improved programs that uses this as a starting point. Maybe 3 stars at best but I recently searched some information in the starting strength forums and found some Mark Rippetoe posts, the posts are in a herniated disc thread (I have the same injury) that someone posted looking for a second opinion, unfortunately Mark was very rude to him showing the worst of toxic masculinity, probably it would've been better if he didn't responded at all, other users followed Mark behavior and did the same. At least there were good people who had similar experiences and shared their advice.
I'll never buy, read or watch anything from Mark Rippetoe ever again, I can't trust someone who is so unprofessional.
Not sure why there is sexist language in a book coming out in 2017. If you want to mock someone for wearing gloves during a deadlift, you don't need to tell them to ensure that it "matches their purse." This is a ridiculous language for today's times. Surely you can come up with a better insult than than relating a male to a female in 2017.
Although the book is full of great detail how to perform many movements, and has A LOT to offer...Suggesting that anyone look down while squatting is point blank both wrong and irresponsible to many amateur lifters.