Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe

Starting Strength by Mark RIppetoe is THE book to get if you want to get into weight training for the first time. Rippetoe’s workout consists of mainly of the big three (bench, squat, deadlift) along with a few supplemental exercises in a 3 set 5 rep fashion.

Starting Strength is recommended by people everywhere. It’s routine gets praised for almost any goal- MMA, powerlifting, and even bodybuilding experts name it is one of the best starting points.

Starting Strength is full of many descriptions and illustrations to help you understand the exercises. The routine also translates well into the popular 5×5 strength routine. This book is great if you are a novice wanting to get into traditional weightlifting, and will help you reach your goals of gaining strength or size.

Starting Strength: A Simple and Practical Guide for Coaching Beginners