"Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general." -- Mark Ripptoe
A great book on starting weight training, good form, anatomy, training and making adjustments, some of the psychology of lifting, and general overall muscular strength.
Highly recommended. Relevant links:
Quotes by the author (you'll get a feel for his style, though the book is less in-your-face and more scientific in tone:
The Starting Strength forums quite good too:
Definitely a good jumping-off place if you're lifting or thinking of lifting this year.
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