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3.0 out of 5 stars Not fo the novice athlete, but good., August 25, 2005
This review is from: Periodization Training: Theory and Methodology-4th (Paperback)
This book is more geared towards coaches, especially those who coach elite athletes. If you are not a coach or an elite athlete (or aspire to be) then this book is probably not for you. It is overly wordy and technical, and the author tends to go off on random tangents frequently. That said, there are also some very valuable nuggets of information in this book that will enhance anyone's level of knowledge. I bought this book in the hopes that I would be able to build a periodized weightlifting routine, but after reading it I am no closer to being able to do that. I don't really think I'd want to go to the trouble anyway after reading this book, because I am not an aspiring elite bodybuilder. If you are just an average person looking for ways to improve your training there are a lot of great ideas in this book that may spark your own creativity, but don't expect specific detailed training regimes or specialized exercise plans from this book. And you really need above average intelligence and desire to discern what the author is trying to convey.
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Initial post: Apr 8, 2010 4:04:02 AM PDT
Big AL says:
Read 'Big Beyond Belief' by Leo Costa Jr. www.ots-direct.com

Posted on Feb 1, 2011 12:45:37 PM PST
T. Waltz says:
You're right, This book is much more theoretical. Dr Bompa's other books, Periodization Training for Sports and Serious Strength Training are much better for those looking for detailed training plans.

Posted on Aug 14, 2011 12:33:15 PM PDT
J Dogg says:
If you're looking for a simple way to get started on periodization, try Jim Wendler's 5-3-1 program (available on Amazon).

Posted on Sep 30, 2012 5:33:23 AM PDT
So because you aren't advanced enough to digest the info you down grade the book due to your own limitations? That makes no sense. This book is incredible and full of outstanding information.
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