Mighty Cast 61: In the News – April 2013

Episode 61

In the News April 2013

Mighty April News… about Mighty Time!

We cover Andrew Marr’s stroke and exercise warning, the measles outbreak in Swansea, and Chris tears apart Mark Rippetoe’s latest article.

Just goes to show you can be a huge fan of someone and still disagree with them.


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Show Notes



Starting Strength, 3rd edition by: Mark Rippetoe

Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. The second edition, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, has sold over 80,000 copies in a competitive global market for fitness education. Along with Practical Programming for Strength Training 2nd Edition, they form a simple, logical, and practical approach to strength training. Now, after four more years of testing and adjustment with thousands of athletes in seminars all over the country, this third edition expands and improves on the previous teaching methods and biomechanical analysis. No other book on barbell training ever written provides the detailed instruction on every aspect of the basic barbell exercises found in SS:BBT3. And while the methods for implementing barbell training detailed in the book are primarily aimed at young athletes, they have been successfully applied to everyone: young and old, male and female, fit and flabby, sick and healthy, weak and already strong. Many people all over the world have used the simple biological principle of stress/recovery/adaptation on which this method is based to improve their performance, their appearance, and their quality of life. SS:BBT3 is your complete guide to developing strength — the foundation of athletic performance and the key to long-term health.

— Why barbells are the most effective tools for strength training. — The mechanical basis of barbell training, concisely and logically explained. — All new photographs and improved illustrations of all the lifts, and the biomechanics behind them. — Complete, easy-to-follow instructions for performing the basic barbell exercises: the squat, press, deadlift, bench press, power clean, and the power snatch. — Revised instruction methods for all six lifts, proven effective in four years of seminar, military, and group instruction. — How the human body adapts to stress through recovery, and why this is the foundation of the development of strength and lifetime health. — How to program the basic exercises into the most effective program for long-term progress. — Completely indexed. — The most productive method in existence for anyone beginning a strength training program.

A History of the World by: Andrew Marr

Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, China to the Caribbean. He looks at cultures that have failed and vanished, as well as the origins of today’s superpowers, and finds surprising echoes and parallels across vast distances and epochs.

This is a book about the great change-makers of history and their times, people such as Cleopatra, Genghis Khan, Galileo and Mao, but it is also a book about us. For ‘the better we understand how rulers lose touch with reality, or why revolutions produce dictators more often than they produce happiness, or why some parts of the world are richer than others, the easier it is to understand our own times.’

Fresh, exciting and vividly readable, this is popular history at its very best.