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Old 11-11-2009, 12:20 PM   #19
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Just finished Stuart McRobert's book, Insider's Tell-All Handbook on Weight-Training Technique.

It was about a 6 on a scale of 1 to 10.

It is worth reading, and has enough good info where it's worthy of your $$$. But there is also a lot of info on lifts you'll never do, like leverage forearm swings, ball squats and the Tru squat. Stuart's meandering into sometimes bizarre realms was a bit distracting. Stuart also tends to provide some advice that I don't agree with, like his recommendation that you deadlift with an overhand grip if possible. Stuart also recommends benching with a flat back for "spine safety" which I find a little off key.

His weakness is that it doesn't appear that Stuart has mingled with modern powerlifting knowledge, and his wisdom lacks that extra dimension that comes from dipping your toes in the powerlifting pool. Some of his advice on the big lifts butts heads with other respectable lifting gurus.

With that said, worth reading.
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