I finished Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe and Lon Kilgore last night. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. If you are a trainer, an aspiring trainer, an athlete, an aspiring athlete, or anyone with legs and arms that works out, this book is a must-read. Rippetoe and Kilgore describe in excellent detail nearly every nuance of the 5 big lifts: squat, deadlift, press, bench press, and power clean. They discuss proper form, proper ramp-up, how to fix the common errors that you will encounter with your trainees and how to put together a novice program. Whether you need to become a better athlete or a stronger housewife or a healthier grandfather, Rippetoe and Kilgore will show you how to use a barbell to do so. Read this book!