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Your First Two Weeks of Strength Training: What to Expect-Mark Rippetoe

“After two weeks on an effective strength program, people of normal body composition will display more muscle mass. This will appear as larger muscles above the knees, a change in the appearance of the legs, arms, and shoulders, and more prominent chest muscles. Look closely and you’ll see it. It’s noticeable, even if it’s not dramatic, and it is proof that the previous two weeks have been productive.

You should be sleeping better. Your appetite will have increased, and you should eat more and better food in response. You posture will have improved, probably without your noticing it. Your gait will be more positive, and your physical presentation will be better than before you started. These are all good things, and they happen within the short span of two weeks — six workouts. If you approach the process correctly. Try it and see for yourself.”


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“Running vs Weight Training: Still a mystery to the mainstream media”-Mark Rippetoe

Strength training is a much more powerful tool than running and aerobics for the modification of carbohydrate metabolism.

Strength training is scalable: it can be precisely administered at the proper level for each person. It is precisely increasable: the loads used can be adjusted upward as gradually as necessary to force a beneficial adaptation. And it is chronically therapeutic: strength can increase as a result of training for many years, and the health benefits that accrue from accumulating strength can continue to accumulate as well, long after the benefits from running and aerobics have stopped.


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“Strength is Not Specific”

“The current fad in modern strength and conditioning is to make the exercises look like the sport in which you plan to use the strength while performing. This has kept lots of collegiate and professional athletes from performing at a higher level.”

“This is not complicated. Strength is the basis of training for most sports. Strength is force production – the ability to move heavy weights. Practice is the repeated execution of a movement for precision and accuracy. Practice is sport-specific, and strength training is strength-specific. Squats, deadlifts, and presses build strength in the weight room, and practice is best done on the field.”


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Strength Training at Age 92 With Mark Rippetoe

Again, still amazed by this guy Mark Rippetoe and his great writing and inspiration on strength training.

Some time ago i posted about Gus, http://wp.me/p43zCo-8t and now here is some update on her advance in strength training.

She is 92 years old!!!!!!


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Mark Rippetoe: A Very Simple Mathematical Truth For Successful Strength Training

“Few things could be simpler: use a few exercises that work as much of the body at one time as possible, find out how strong you are now on these exercises, and next time you train, lift a little heavier weight.”



It’s worth reading the comment section as well as Mark Rippetoe is there ready to reply to all questions.



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Mark Rippetoe: Strength and Prevention of Injuries

“Strength is protective against injuries, since working at the edge of your ability is where you get hurt. Strong muscles make stable joints, and the knees, shoulders and elbows of an athlete who can correctly squat 500, press 275, and deadlift 600 pounds are much less prone to injury than the same joints on an athlete whose strength coach thinks that balance balls and light weights are a better way to train.”


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Strength Training – It’s Never Too Late

Very motivating and emotional video.

Worth watching these 3:39 minutes.

Go Gus!!! 🙂


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