The Best Powerlifting Books - September 2022

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Starting Strength Basic Barbell Training product image


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Brian Carroll

Around Brian Carroll - Lifter Writer and Coach: A more powerlifter since 1999, Brian Carroll is still one of the very lifters in the history of the sport. After suffering a debilitating back injury from 2012—such as several broken bones—Brian utilized his 10/20/Life fundamentals, which incorporate the ways of world-renowned lower back specialist Dr. Stuart McGill, to return to competition with a 2610 pound full winning both 242 open and also the overall in the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival.

Because, Brian has totaled 2651 from the 242 course with greatest of lifts 1102 squat, 788 seat along with a 780 deadlift. This is the #1 total on earth in squat and overall, irrespective of branch. Career Highlights: Holds, or has held, multiple alltime globe, national, and state records in the 220, 242, and 275 pound weight classes. One of few lifters to attain a professional powerlifting complete in three separate weight classes.

One of even fewer lifters to be ranked in the upper ten (on the alltime list) in 3 different weight classes at the identical period (220, 242, 275). Second on earth at the 275 pound class having a total of 2730 along with a 1185 squat—a then-alltime-world-record. 220 Course: A historic 1030 squat (alltime world record 2006), 633 seat, 755 deadlift 2376 TOTAL (10th top ever). 242 Course: 1102 squat, 788 bench, 780 deadlift 2651 TOTAL (2nd greatest ever). 275 Class: 1185 squat, 825 bench, 800 deadlift 2730 TOTAL (3rd best of all time). Both bench pushed and deadlifted, and Brian has totaled over ten times his bodyweight in three classes over 800 pounds in two classes. In his profession, he’s totaled 2500 over 25 occasions.

Since 2005, Brian hasn't slipped from their top two in the American positions in both the squat and absolute, and then he’s been rated number one in the two classes in 220, 242,

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Marc McLean

Marc McLean is currently a 30-something-year-old online personal training and nutrition trainer from Loch Lomond in Scotland.

He owns Weight Training Is The Way and can be a health and fitness writer for major websites including Mind Body Green, The Good Men Project and

Marc's not a fan of this normal bodybuilding advice and applies his own 'non-meathead' strategy to strength training and diet plan. This means helping individuals decorate lean, athletic, awesome bodies with a large focus on overall wellness...instead of building bulky, unnatural, over-developed physiques.

Marc enjoys...climbing Munros (excluding the biggest hills) from Scotland, peanut butter, beautiful scenery, the Rocky films, lifting heavy items, desserts, Daft Punk, seeing tennis, travelling and laughing.

Marc hates...awful manners, funerals, aerobicvascular, and all drivers who despise’t indicate.

His site is:

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Mark Rippetoe

Mark Rippetoe is the author of Beginning Strength: Basic Barbell Training, Practical Programming for Power Training, Strong Enough?

, Mean Ol' Mr. Gravity, and numerous journal, magazine and online articles. He has been employed in the fitness industry since 1978, and has been the owner of the Wichita Falls Athletic Club since 1984. He graduated from Midwestern State University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in geology and a minor in anthropology. He had been at the very first class certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a CSCS in 1985, and the first to formally relinquish that credential at 2009. Rip has been a competitive powerlifter for ten years. He even won the 198-pound weight class in the Greater Texas Classic in 1982, also put in state- and regional-level matches for the next 6 decades, retiring from competition in 1988. For the next 10 years Rip declared most of these powerlifting meets in North Texas, including the 1995 APF Nationals in Dallas. He retired from powerlifting altogether in 1997, to focus more on Olympic weightlifting.

Rip obtained a solid foundation in training the Olympic lifts as a result of his coach, Bill Starr, using them into his powerlifting coaching. Further experience with the Olympic lifts came with exposure to the coaching of Tommy Suggs, Jim Moser, Dr. Lon Kilgore, Angel Spassov, Istvan Javorek, Harvey Newton, Mike Conroy, John Thrush, and many fellow lifters. Rip obtained his USWF Level III certification in 1988 in the USOC’s Olympic Training Center at Colorado Springs with Mike Stone, Harvey Newton, along with Angel Spassov online college. His first USAW Senior Coach certificate was achieved in 1999 at the OTC using Lyn Jones, John Thrush, and Mike Conroy. He was encouraged, as an Olympic weightlifting coach, to the Olympic Solidarity course at the OTC in 2000. He taught both the USAW Club Coach class along with the Sports Performance Coach class with Dr. Kilgore from 1999 through 2005. Rip served as the president of the North Texa

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