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The Strength Training Anatomy Workout: Starting Strength with Bodyweight Training and Minimal Equipment?

A total of 4 reviews of this product on Reddit.

2 points


24th May 2021

This sounds glib but I’m quite serious:

Just buy and use this book: https://www.amazon.com/Strength-Training-Anatomy-Workout-Bodyweight/dp/1450400957

It’s as good as an introductory text gets. One thing I’ll say is that if you’re literally starting from scratch when it comes to fitness of any kind, it won’t be a bad idea to get a pair of running shoes (you can lift weights in them too as long as they’re not those r-tarted Hoka One One boots) and do a 45 minute jog maybe twice per week. It’ll help you diagnose where weak or overworked areas on your body, help you stay losing weight, and give you a chance to show off that new bod, bud


edit: dear god I originally posted a zoom link from my chat with school friends last night, how tf old am I

1 point


18th Sep 2018

I bought this book and a set of dumbbells recently. I’m four weeks into the first program and my wife says she can see a small differences. I really like the book and it breaks stuff down for people that don’t know anything about strength training (like me). It also advocates doing home workouts.

The Strength Training Anatomy Workout https://www.amazon.com/dp/1450400957/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_cSoOBbPWS27BC

1 point


5th Apr 2017

Buy a bunch of plates, two dumbbell bars, some bands, and work out at home? I’m currently reading through this book. One point they make is that why train at the gym when you can do it at home for a little investment that would otherwise go into your membership? A powercage, bench, plates, and bar can be had for 400-600$ with some smart buying. I mean I do my dumbbell flies on a coffee table with a yoga mat on top of it.

> This sucks sounding like a whinny little swole baby, but it’s been heavy on my mind.

I think it’s just naturally hard to change from what you know that works to something else that also definitely works.

Swole finds a way.

Broden be with you.

edit: Oh also inb4 chest flies are bad, I’m not using heavy weight so it’s probably OK for the moment

1 point


23rd Dec 2018

You should check out Scott Herman. He’s hugely helpful to guys of every lifting level. Here’s a good video for beginners. https://youtu.be/DO67ygsGi-U titled “5 Things EVERY Beginner Lifter Should Know!”

You might also check out Human Kinetics publishing company. They publish books used in sports and universities. You might check out this book on Strength Training Anatomy.

It’s essential for focus on proper form for two key reasons. (1) To avoid injury (which will kill all desires to workout). And (2) To fully develop the muscle being trained. The Strength Training Anatomy books show exactly how to perform exercises properly. As I got into intensely working my abdominals and core I saw they have a book just on core training anatomy.

Be consistent and show up to the gym even if you don’t feel like it. Show up even if you don’t workout. Newbies can either workout too hard and burn out, or become inconsistent and stop going while still paying monthly fees. So be consistent. Most workouts require frequency to build gains. If you start skipping you then go back to square 1 again and again and again.

Final word of advice–don’t worry about the amount of the weight but the form. Don’t be intimidated by guys around you lifting 10x what you’re doing. And do NOT think guys like us look down on newbies. We don’t and are happy to help newbies. But don’t believe everything we tell you! Keep doing your research and learn from science as well as experience.

Work your abs about 2 times a week as you start out. Incorporate twisting (trunk rotation) over time on abs. You say you’re average or thin. Abs are amazingly easy to develop over time and with consistency. If you overdo your abs starting out you will feel it. But if you are smart about it you can quickly be doing 2 serious abs workouts a week. When you see your abs rows getting more muscular they will begin popping out and you’ll feel like an athlete. That will also help you keep motivated. But developing a strong core will also help you lift heavier weights when you get to that.

One other final advice is hydrate before and during your workouts. If you can do whey protein shakes toss in a banana and make it a smoothie (Magic Bullet is great). It will help fuel your recovery. You only build muscle as you let them repair which they do and do stronger. Once you learn about progressive overload training you will learn how to fire more muscle fibers through out the sets. Then as your muscle fibers repair they do so stronger and bigger.

A final tip–think more about your triceps than your biceps. Your arm’s larger muscles are the triceps not the biceps. So build them both and your arms will develop nicely.

Have fun, stay healthy (wash hands frequently and watch how you touch your face during workouts!) and be consistent. Jeremy (age 19 and started working out at age 15).