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This manual examines muscle strength from a biomechanical and physiological perspective, and shows athletes how to use basic scientific principles to improve muscular strength. The book also discusses training theory and the factors which determine muscle strength, and shows how to apply this information by using proven methods based on data gathered from the training logsThis manual examines muscle strength from a biomechanical and physiological perspective, and shows athletes how to use basic scientific principles to improve muscular strength. The book also discusses training theory and the factors which determine muscle strength, and shows how to apply this information by using proven methods based on data gathered from the training logs of more than 1000 leading Eastern European Olympic and world-class athletes. The book contains more than 30 case studies and sample problems which explain these methods....

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ISBN : 9780873224741
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 243 Pages
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Science and Practice of Strength Training Reviews

  • Ivan
    2018-11-26 06:01

    If you're interested in the theory and science behind strength training this book is indispensible. Don't buy it looking for actual templates or step by step instructions, but look at it as a textbook of why and what strength principles are effective. Then use that knowledge when shopping around for a more user friendly program. Tactical Barbell, and Pavel Tsatsouline's materials heavily use the principles found in this book (off the top of my head), and are both very effective approaches. I'm not 100% sure but I think Westside Barbell does as well. If you're looking for templates and programs go with those materials. If you're curious about going indepth into strength science, and are good at using numerous principles to come up with your own program, this book is excellent.

  • Meredith
    2018-11-18 23:46

    Good stuff. Definitely not a general-interest read, but a very valuable for coaches and athletes alike, and I enjoyed its strong slant toward weightlifting. Given the lead author’s background, this emphasis isn’t surprising. There is some good physiology information, and a treatment of training considerations for different types of athletes, including a fairly comprehensive and helpful section on training children. There is nothing about competition here, except for acknowledging the ability of athletes to lift considerably more under competitive conditions, a well known phenomenon. Also some of the physics explanations are shaky (not wrong, but a bit hard to follow). The book is now about twelve years old so it could probably use an update soon.

  • Tisho
    2018-11-15 04:55

    Definitely a must-read book for anyone who is interested in strength training.

  • Tiago Faleiro
    2018-12-13 01:35

    Likely one of the best books on sports science to ever be written.

  • Matthew
    2018-11-25 06:03

    Nice general overview of different strength training concepts and how to apply them in practice. Doesn't give you specific rep schemes or weights, but that's because of the need for individualization of programs. Also doesn't go into too much depth about what the "best movements" are, though it does seem to promote free weights over machines. Overall, a very good book for the aspiring Personal Trainer or self-programming weight lifter.

  • Akif
    2018-11-21 01:48

    This is an absolutely amazing book. It explained the theories and application of strength training. Although it does not give you step by step of how to train, but it does give you an incredible amount of knowledge to plan your own training. It helped me to understand more of factors that affecting our strength. And I love it when they differentiate between maximal strength and RFD, This is the biggest misconception that I noticed when athlete's want to improve their performance.

  • Justin
    2018-12-08 05:44

    I found that this material was more guided towards fitness professionals rather than individuals. Things were more verbose than necessary and it was difficult to quickly tease out suggestions. I assume the content is excellent but the material was too low in information density that I mostly skimmed it.

  • John
    2018-11-19 07:59

    5 stars for content, 1 for the fact that counting each hair on my head would be vastly more entertaining than this book. But I expected that coming in, still a good read for people interested in any kind of lifting.

  • Steven Ramirez
    2018-11-18 02:57

    Super useful information but intensely hard to read. Everything is immensely dry and just presents data as a dump of information that you have to fend for yourself to understand. I basically took the sections I thought were interesting, read them and moved on.

  • Christoph
    2018-11-17 01:49

    Really good introduction to scientific strength training.

  • Sebastien
    2018-11-18 00:53

    Basically the same comment that I gave to supertraining: good, but not the only, resource for someone with experience and that can think for himself/herself

  • Philski
    2018-11-20 05:40

    great book for a scientific introduction to weight training. goes over the major technical terms and ideas for weight programming

  • Michael
    2018-12-04 00:52

    This book has almost as little relevance to practical training as Supertraining.

  • Daniyal
    2018-12-03 04:35

    It's enjoyable.