It’s a good thing for us all Mark Rippetoe decided to go into strength training instead of starting a cult. He uses a matter of fact delivery and tone to lay out simple arguments that leads one to the unerring conclusion that “Rip must be right.” And he is. Rippetoe’s program and approach are that one needs to use resistance in a consistent manner, at regular intervals, and increase the amount resistance in regular, adaptable increments each time. This will cause adaptation and growth in the lifter. And it will. But beyond that, listening to Rip explain something as basic as how to get a plate off the rack, put it on a bar, and then return it to the rack has a surreal entertainment value that is hard to explain. It’s like tequila, powerful and to be respected. Not everyone is going to be able a steady diet of it. But a little won’t kill you and it’s a good time.
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