- Paperback: 171 pages
- Publisher: WannaBeStrong Publishing (September 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1424333067
- ISBN-13: 978-1424333066
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,938,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Z Last Book You'll Ever Need On Strength Training" Paperback – September, 2007
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I couldn't believe it. In the past I used workout programs that were very generic in nature, the typical "3x10" "4x8" "2x15" etc. I ha to figure it out. But with his program, he takes you though no more than 24 sets on his longest program and outlines the percentages of EACH set: "8 x 67%, 8 x 71%, 7 x 73.5%". Todd uses a system of linear periodization to construct his programs, meaning that you will usually go from higher repetition/moderate weight - to lower repetition/high weight by the end of the program.
I found it helped when I used an excel spreadsheet and put all my maxes in and had the table figure out the formulas for the exact weight that I should use. In the beginning, 90% of the time I would fail on my LAST REP of my LAST SET! Incredible programming.
The flaws come in when you start to improve; this is understandable because everybody is different. Nobody makes gains the same way, so as a result by the end of my first program my strength levels had increased by more than 10% (which is what he slates out in one of the programs), I actually increased my strength by more than 15% in 12 weeks.
The other reason why I gave it 4 stars was because there are no core exercises. I have an M.S. in Exercise Science and I also possess the CSCS and CPT certifications from NSCA and NASM respectively.Read more ›
This book will give you all you need to plan your quest for greater strength." "If you're looking for a practical & proven program, look no further. You hold in your hands Z Last Book you'll ever need to get strong." - BILL KAZMAIER - World Strongest Man '80, '81 and '82 - IPF World Champion Powerlifter '79 and '83 ____________________ "I found the title perfectly fits the book as it definitely is the only strength book you'll ever need. All the information necessary to achieve maximum strength is included and as well as being accurate it's easy to understand." - FRANCO COLUMBU D.C. - Mr. Olympia '76 and '81 - Champion Weightlifter, Powerlifter and Strongman ____________________ "Todd is a real expert, with real world experience. If you want straightforward, time-tested, easy to follow, strength building formulas and routines - Todd's book is for you." - PHIL PFISTER - 2006 Met-Rx World's Strongest Man ____________________ "Todd's book is as innovative as it is thorough. - JOE WEIDER - Trainer of Champions ____________________ "Todd Bostrom has shown his passion for strength training by utilizing an easy to understand but effective methodology for getting stronger." - MARK PHILIPPI - 7 Time World's Strongest Man Competitor - 1997 America's Strongest Man ____________________ "'Z Last Book You'll Ever Need On STRENGTH TRAINING' by Todd Bostrom is the 'cookbook of strength'..." - MIKE LAMBERT - Powerlifting USA Magazine
The best thing about this book is not what is written in the pages but Todd's committment to helping you achieve your goals. Todd emailed me daily giving me exact sets and warm up for my meet you dont find that every day. Todd does not even know me but over the last 16 weeks we have becaomn friends. I have another police fire raw meet coming up on June 26th and again Todd is personaly traning me for that contest and I am going to get at least 450lbs raw that day.
The point I want to make is you are not going to find this kind of personal treatment with any other book out there. I guarantee you will get bigger, stronger, faster using this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've just completed the 1st of the programs described in Todd's book (the "3's and 5's" program) and got the following results after 14 weeks of training:
Benchpress: previous... Read more
I have to admit, when I read all the endorsements of this book and then opened up the actual programs, I thought I was duped. It seemed too simple. Read morePublished on August 7, 2010 by KML
I highly recommend Todd Bostrom's book "Z Last Book You'll Ever Need On Strength Training". I followed Bostrom's 5s & 8s training program for the full 14 week strength cycle... Read morePublished on August 5, 2010 by Kevin Many
ive been competing in the sport of powerlifting for over 15 years and training for over 25 years and won many state raw powerlifting titles in the 275s and shw classes ive tried... Read morePublished on June 9, 2010 by mike d.
I've bought this book to get introduced to powerlifting and I must say it's an excellent resource, containing very good methods for periodization and keep the training always... Read morePublished on February 18, 2010 by Marc Borzelli
If you want a book that is detailed down to the last rep then this is the book for you. Everything is planned out, I LOVE IT!Published on January 9, 2010
This author did a gret job writing all weight progressions between sets, to all weeks to several complete cycles of training. Read morePublished on December 22, 2009 by Sandro Fabres Viana
this is an absolutely fantastic book. It truly is the last book you need. It's so good...takes out all the guesswork...just plug in the numbers and lift.... Read morePublished on September 23, 2009 by T. Foley
This is a great book for gaining size and strength without all the theory. If you're looking for a program(s) that is based off of solid training principles. Read morePublished on September 3, 2009 by Hammer