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Practical Programming for Strength Training
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Rippetoe's stuff is pretty good. The first book on why barbells and getting started:
After a few months you'll exhaust that (perhaps just take it out of the library?), and need more intermediate-level information:
Otherwise, some others have suggested a few Reddit threads; see also /r/fitness.
I've really enjoyed Mark Rippetoe's writing about the difference between Exercise and Training.
From the gloss for Practical Programming for Strength Training : "Exercise is physical activity for its own sake, a workout done for the effect it produces today, during the workout or right after you're through. Training is physical activity done with a longer-term goal in mind, the constituent workouts of which are specifically designed to produce that goal."
He emphasizes that a realistic means of progression is one of the most important aspects of any training program.
Practical Programming and Starting Strength  (which is a better introduction to these ideas for novices) are together the best analytical discussion of physical training that I've seen.
⬐ wdewindYes, this is exactly what I'm getting at :) Have read all his stuff. Seems lots of HNers have. It's a highly analytical approach that tends to appeal to hackers I guess.