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Best Book on Powerlifting

im intrested in getting into powerlifting, i was wondering what are the names of some good books that can help me

[quote]BigMike wrote:
im intrested in getting into powerlifting, i was wondering what are the names of some good books that can help me[/quote]

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[quote]BigMike wrote:
im intrested in getting into powerlifting, i was wondering what are the names of some good books that can help me[/quote]
i would add
http://www.startingstrength.com/ is a great beginners book followed by
http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Programming-Strength-Training-Rippetoe/dp/0976805413/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_b/002-3563097-9254440

followed by the EliteFTS DVDs

cheers

[quote]ballsofsteel wrote:
BigMike wrote:
im intrested in getting into powerlifting, i was wondering what are the names of some good books that can help me
i would add
http://www.startingstrength.com/ is a great beginners book followed by
http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Programming-Strength-Training-Rippetoe/dp/0976805413/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_b/002-3563097-9254440

followed by the EliteFTS DVDs

cheers
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Starting Strength is a great book but it clearly distinguishes itself from powerlifting. All exercises discussed in the book are done with the intent of strengthening and developing a properly working body, not just to lift heavy weight with the shittiest form allowable. But still a good resource for someone truly new to the game.

[quote]Shadowzz4 wrote:
ballsofsteel wrote:
BigMike wrote:
im intrested in getting into powerlifting, i was wondering what are the names of some good books that can help me
i would add
http://www.startingstrength.com/ is a great beginners book followed by
http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Programming-Strength-Training-Rippetoe/dp/0976805413/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_b/002-3563097-9254440

followed by the EliteFTS DVDs

cheers

Starting Strength is a great book but it clearly distinguishes itself from powerlifting. All exercises discussed in the book are done with the intent of strengthening and developing a properly working body, not just to lift heavy weight with the shittiest form allowable. But still a good resource for someone truly new to the game.

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Hence why i recommended it - Better to start with a good foundation including form, plus it is such a good book on coaching the lifts. Lots of good cues

Starting strength is excellent and should be in every collection.

Practical programming is the companion book and has a great section on the texas style training for powerlifting, as well as a lot of info to explain why that approach is good etc…

Cannot recommend it highly enough as a base knowledge for everyone.

If you are getting into powerlifting, what level are you at already? How long have you trained?

[quote]ballsofsteel wrote:
Shadowzz4 wrote:
ballsofsteel wrote:
BigMike wrote:
im intrested in getting into powerlifting, i was wondering what are the names of some good books that can help me
i would add
http://www.startingstrength.com/ is a great beginners book followed by
http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Programming-Strength-Training-Rippetoe/dp/0976805413/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_b/002-3563097-9254440

followed by the EliteFTS DVDs

cheers

Starting Strength is a great book but it clearly distinguishes itself from powerlifting. All exercises discussed in the book are done with the intent of strengthening and developing a properly working body, not just to lift heavy weight with the shittiest form allowable. But still a good resource for someone truly new to the game.

Hence why i recommended it - Better to start with a good foundation including form, plus it is such a good book on coaching the lifts. Lots of good cues[/quote]

Ditto all the abovce. Starting Strength is excellent instruction in proper form and achieving a solid strength basis for other sports.

[quote]Shadowzz4 wrote:
ballsofsteel wrote:
BigMike wrote:
im intrested in getting into powerlifting, i was wondering what are the names of some good books that can help me
i would add
http://www.startingstrength.com/ is a great beginners book followed by
http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Programming-Strength-Training-Rippetoe/dp/0976805413/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_b/002-3563097-9254440

followed by the EliteFTS DVDs

cheers

Starting Strength is a great book but it clearly distinguishes itself from powerlifting. All exercises discussed in the book are done with the intent of strengthening and developing a properly working body, not just to lift heavy weight with the shittiest form allowable. But still a good resource for someone truly new to the game.

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How does powerlifting promote and allow shitty form? I think you are somewhat misguided

[quote]BigMike wrote:
im intrested in getting into powerlifting, i was wondering what are the names of some good books that can help me[/quote]

Find a good group of lifters to train with.