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Practical Programming for Strength Training

There is a difference between Exercise and Training. Exercise is physical activity for its own sake, a workout done for the effect it produces today, during the workout or right after you’re through. Training is physical activity done with a longer-term goal in mind, the constituent workouts of which are specifically designed to produce that goal. Training is how athletes prepare to win, and how all motivated people approach physical preparation.

Practical Programming for Strength Training 3rd Edition addresses the topic of Training. It details the mechanics of the process, from the basic physiology of adaptation to the specific programs that apply these principles to novice, intermediate, and advanced lifters.

–Each chapter completely updated
–New illustrations and graphics
–Better explanations of the proven programs that have been helping hundreds of thousands of lifters get stronger more efficiently
–Expanded Novice chapter with the details of 3 different approaches to the problem of getting stuck and special approaches for the underweight and overweight trainee
–Expanded Intermediate chapter with 18 separate programs and 11 detailed examples
–Expanded Advanced chapter with detailed examples of 9 different programs
–Expanded Special Populations chapter with example programs for women and masters lifters training through their 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s
–Day-to-day, workout-to-workout, week-by-week detailed programs for every level of training advancement
–The most comprehensive book on the theory and practice of programming for strength training in print

Printed in a new larger format for better display of the programs, PPST3 will be an important addition to your training library.

3 Replies to “Practical Programming for Strength Training”

  1. Highly Recommended for a Solid Understanding of How to Conduct Strength Training and Why I really enjoyed Practical Programming for Strength Training because it answers many of questions I was left with after reading Rippetoe’s Starting Strength book. It has been useful for me as someone who trains, someone who advises his wife on how to train, and someone who demands to know the reasons behind the programs laid out by Rippetoe.The Starting Strength book focuses primarily on the major lifts – how to do them, and why they are done that way. It does a very good job of…

  2. Excellent Guide for the Over 60 Warriors Finally, someone put together a weight lifting program that works for seniors! I had been using a three day a week program with 5 work sets for each of 4 exercises and 1 work set for the deadlift. As I increased weiights, after 3 months, I was constantly sore and becoming bone-tired and rundown. Finally, I injured my rotator cuff which set me back almost 2 months.After receiving Mark’s new book, I restarted using a two workout per week program witha light day for squats and back-off sets…

  3. The definitive book on programming Both of Mark Rippetoe’s major contributions to strength training literature are now in their third editions. Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training – 3rd Edition has established itself as one of the premiere pieces of literature for anyone interested in getting stronger, and now the 3rd edition of Practical Programming has joined it.The 2nd edition was full of wonderful information regarding the stress/recovery/adaptation cycle of strength training. Simply put, the more you do…

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