- Paperback: 374 pages
- Publisher: Apple Tree Publishing Company (June 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1896817262
- ISBN-13: 978-1896817262
- Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.5 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,071,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The New Power Program: New Protocols for Maximum Strength Paperback – June 1, 2004
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Most of the book is concerned with the useage of weight training to improve power (force) rather than simple brute strength - it's called the Power Program after all. In covering this area it discusses and scientifically justifies the optimum targets and techniques for reps, sets, rest periods and workout length, as well as discussing why eccentric work and negatives are essential; how to train for stability, injury prevention and core strength; the best power exercises for the power phase of the periodised program; and sensible application of plyometrics.
There are countless gems throughout - "even 3% dehydration can reduce your strength by 10%" - but you'll have to dig to find them. The book also includes a cursory discussion of nutrition and mental programming, however these topics probably deserve a whole other text for each. Colgan has published at least 2 books on sports nutrition - the older "Optimum Sports Nutrition", and more recently "Sports Nutrition Guide" - which are excellent sources of nutritional information. All of Colgan's work seems to be targeted at the professional sports end of the scale as they imply the time and money is available to follow the exercise and nutritional programs on a full-time basis. You will also have to put up with his silly cartoons, the occasional odd turn of phrase, and somewhat superior attitude.Read more ›
I have improved my strength, power, health...AND...tendonitis, chronic injuries (knee and shoulder surgery artifacts) through the techniques described here. Don't shortcut. Start at the beginning (I didn't, and paid the price, but now I'm cured because I started over and my shoulder, knee, and tennis elbow haven't felt better in years).
His routines are smart. Range of motion is emphasized, including intelligent stretching and exercises, rather than body-builder's limited range of motion exercises. They progress correctly, day to day, week to week and month to month. They allow for lots of rest and won't even come close to burning you out. Sometimes you will leave the gym wondering if you really did enough (you did!). They are relatively short, focused/concentrated, and enjoyable gym sessions, and you will see results. I body-built when I was a kid. 25 years later, this routine is far more satisfying in strength and power results. I am pretty sure I will never stop completely my attention to keeping a reasonably powerful and athletic body, whatever my age.
Downsides to the stuff in this book...believe me I really have tried and I simply can't find any.Read more ›
WILL SAVE YOU YEARS OF TRIAL AND MOSTLY ERROR, AND WILL SAVE YOU FROM DEVASTATING INJURIES THAT WILL LIMIT AND END YOUR CAREER, MAKE NO MISTAKE DOCTOR COLGAN, IS THE BEST, AND MOST RESPECTED, HIS COMMITMENT TO TRUTH THROUGH RESEARCH AND APPLICATION IS WITHOUT PEER, PURCHASE ALL DOCTOR COLGAN'S BOOKS, USED COPY OF THIS BOOK IS A STEAL, DOCTOR COLGAN IS ALSO A LIFELONG COMPETITOR AND IF YOU BEGIN YOUR COLGAN COLLECTION OF BOOKS TODAY, YOU WILL ALSO BE A LIFELONG COMPETITOR. ALWAYS REMEMBER IT IS IMPORTANT TO STAY IN THE GAME, PURCHASE THIS BOOK, ANY QUESTIONS, LARRY KING, THE HOLISTIC RN.
Dr. Colgan is one of the few people that walks the talk. At over 70 years of age is still physically fit and can pump out a number of 1 - arm push ups. Follow the information in the book and you will get stronger.
Taylor Clouse Nutrition Expert
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Extremely well written and easy to follow. It goes into just enough depth to create an outstantanding program without bogging you down with useless information. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Paul Urso
Good book explaining why these exercises are the best ones to follow. Well written although the attempts at humor fall short, it is still a good book that gives you the basis for... Read morePublished on March 9, 2014 by hilltop
This book has strengthening exercises for people with various strength levels. The pictures for exercises show how to properly perform exercises and muscles developed by exercises. Read morePublished on June 10, 2013 by Ed
Dr. Colgan has assembled a complete guide to unleashing one's physical power through posture, weight training, and nutrition. Dr. Read morePublished on November 23, 2008 by Andrew Chang: 7-Hour School Week and Health, Wealth, Truth
I bought this book for my husband, a big Dr. Colgan fan! He's very excited about the information it contains and has already incorporated some of his knew found education to work.Published on January 8, 2008 by Stacey L. Asselin