- Paperback: 498 pages
- Publisher: Supertraining Institute (2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1874856656
- ISBN-13: 978-1874856658
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #294,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Supertraining Paperback – 2003
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is absolutely huge and I know Siff takes some criticism for not being able to give coaching info but he was not a coach. People need to understand there is a different between a PhD and a coach. PhD study how things work and coaches will actually take info and apply it to training. I had professors in college that could tell me how plyometrics work and how creatine phosphate system works step by step but couldn't write a strength training program or sprint program. I ready many other strength books and articles before I picked this on up because I was told it was basically a text book.
The best books that I have read that tell you how to actually use some of the info were written by Christian Thibaudea or Louie Simmons. Christians books are great and I'm really surprised more people have not read his books. The Black Book of Training Secrets and Theory and Application of Modern Strength Methods are two I'd pick up if you bought Super Training and are not sure how to use the info. Louie SImmons articles can be found at WestSide Barbell.
If you are looking for great DVD's check out Parisi Speed Videos or Defrancos SuperTraining video. They are the top of the line.
Honestly, by the time I got to page 10, I'd already had many of my assumptions about health and strength challenged.
Dr. Siff seems to have a much greater appreciation for the contributions to health made by real strength training as opposed to cardiovascular fitness, which is basically heresay here in the USA. The man says:
"...the proliferation of weight training facilities and personal trainers still has much more to do with commercialsim than the impact of strength science, as is emphasized by the fact that the CARDIOVASCULAR DOCTRINE [emphasis added] still dominates the fitness conscious psyche..."
This book is a goldmine, loaded with a constant stream of science-based information that is essential.
Before you read this, make sure you are ready to expand your knowledge base and dive in-depth into specifics as opposed to generalizations.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is excellent, it has it all in here I am not suprised that Louie Simmons talks about this book and recommends reading it. Read morePublished on September 10, 2008 by mike woody
Siff's Supertraining is an uncritical compendium of everything under the sun regarding strength training. Read morePublished on March 3, 2008 by Sean K. Anderson