Calling All (Strength) Athletes

I read this book several years ago when I was a newly anointed personal trainer and it frightened, discouraged, and intimidated me. I read it a second time a few years back and traded my doubts and feelings of inadequacy for a bit of self-satisfaction and faith in the possibility that I was on the right path. I’m reading it once again and finally recognizing it for the understated genius that it is.

If you’re a strength athlete, it’s a must-read. If you’re an athlete, period, it’s worth your time if you’re the readin’ type.


I’m reading Starting Strength, and have the video. Is it worth picking this up too?

@bbarrera, it’s become one of my favorite re-reads. Rippetoe is about as no-nonsense as it gets, and unlike other so-called experts, he’s intelligent and has learned more through experience than theory (though he has a firm grasp on that too).