Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe is a famous book and DVD in the fitness industry. While there are thousands of workout routines available on the internet, there are few resources that explain technique as thoroughly and clearly as Starting Strength. It focuses on big compound movements including Olympic lifts such as the Squat, Deadlift and Power Clean. If you want to lift safely, then this book will give you the knowledge you need to do so while making great strength gains at the same time.
This article is about the program outlined in the book. If you want to know more about technique, then I recommend buying the book.
Here is a graphical summary of the basic Starting Strength program. You can see 3 lifts per day (Workout A: Squats, Bench Press, Deadlifts. Workout B: Squats, Overhead Press, Power Cleans), which is the basis of the program. These compound lifts work out all of your muscles, and give you great whole body strength.
Below is the program as shown in the book. You can see the addition of chin-ups to the basic routine. In the book you will learn about; technique and safety of each lift, the body and the mechanics of lifting, common problems and how to fix them, nutrition, workout order, weight increments and lots more. It is definitely worth reading, even for the technique and safety aspects alone. After the reading the book, your technique will totally change for the better. It is better than having a personal trainer, but having a lifting partner who has also read the book would be beneficial. It is only $30, and well worth the money, so Buy It From Amazon.