Rippetoe's "Starting Strength"

The guy can write a 65-page detailed description of the squat. Unbelievably detailed and well-explained. I wish I had read this book 10 years ago.

I'm sure most people interested in strength training are nodding their heads, "of course--it's a given." But if you haven't read this book yet, I highly recommend it.

Rippetoe's books are very good. I read Practical Programming.

Yet I think his explanations on the squat are... odd...

Rippetoe is great. Amazing coach with an astounding eye for detail and all sorts of tools to help you. And also easily one of the funniest people I've ever met.

Jorgen, what specifically did you find odd about his explanations on the Squat?

The looking down and driving with the hips. There was a whole thread with videos about it on here recently.

...and looking up makes complete sense and has always helped me when looking to the floor feels unstable and unnatural.


 5 Common Technique Mistakes

2 is about doing exercises while in cervical hyperextension (head looking up).

apples and oranges imo. Doing pulling motion (DL & pullup) with cervical hyperextension is bad yes, but squat is different imo. Do not have time to go into in my in depth explanation.