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Mark Rippetoe is the author of Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, Practical Programming for Strength Training, Strong Enough?, Mean Ol' Mr. Gravity, and numerous journal, magazine and internet articles. Rip was a competitive powerlifter for ten years, has coached many lifters and athletes, and has given seminars to thousands around the country.

WRITTEN BY Mark Rippetoe
Just about every parent who trains asks me this question.
Why do so few know what it even is, let alone of its life-changing benefits?
It's terrible, conflicting health advice that just happens to align with progressivism.
Michelle Obama's fitness crusade vs. crusading social scientist. Popcorn?
Ignore what you've heard about BMI. Question what you've heard about gaining "core strength."
Progressive idiocy, pathetic studies, and a mainstream media eager to regurgitate it all.