- Hardcover: 264 pages
- Publisher: Human Kinetics; 2 edition (May 2, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0736056289
- ISBN-13: 978-0736056281
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 10.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 51 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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""It's now in its second edition and it's a great book. Here's why. The authors have combined Eastern European and North American resistance training practices to present a truly global perspective on current theories on how athletes should train. Compared to the first edition, this edition is much more practical.""
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"It's now in its second edition and it's a great book. Here's why. The authors have combined Eastern European and North American resistance training practices to present a truly global perspective on current theories on how athletes should train. Compared to the first edition, this edition is much more practical."
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along side of Bill Pearl's books. This is not going to give you specific exercises for like building your bicepts, Bill Pearl's books do that in spades. No, this book built on the latest science and on the author's years of training olymipic/international champions is a rare mix of the two. I had expected that there would be kinestics pics galore showing all of the exercises, etc. But to my pleasant surprise it was more on the sciences; biological, neurological; physical chemistry, mental conditioning and in the "real world" what works and does not!! It blew away some of my closely held falicies and replaced them with research and actual training methods that are proven to work. I have termed it a textbook which might offend the authors, but it seemed appropriate as it reads in many sections like a text book. Replete, with formulas, math, graphs; enough to make any of us reach for the Excedrine. I found that once well confused, I would just skip ahead and there I was pleased to find softer examples and illustrations that reflected back onto and made more understandable the "textbook" stuff.
The knowledge and training methodology(s) gave me a Quantum leap forward into understanding my rate(s) of progress and how to keep on pressing toward the mark with out; burn out, plataus, injuries, etc. I have totally revamped my strength conditioning program to mirror and include the book's knowledge. I am gaining more, with less time spent at the gym - that alone is worth the cost of this book.
The only negative is why this book was not around when I was peaking ! I can not turn the clock back, and I am now only 5 months into a return to the gym, and at 65 in better strength now than my body building program of 5 days a week at 40!
If you want to know how muscles adapt to strength and power training and how to develop proper strength-training programs based on years of science, then buy this book now. If you have been introduced to strength training via crossfit then definitely buy this book to find out how to apply the actual science behind strength training; many of Glassman's original principles are based on the Soviet system (let's face it, anybody serious about strength training can trace their roots back to eastern european and soviet-era research) and this book does an excellent job of explaining how adaptations occur.
This book is one of my 'go-to' references when writing articles or developing talks on strength training. it doesn't provide sample programs, but instead does provide the information on how to develop your own programs. It's not written for the typical fitness consumer, so be prepared for a science-laden text. For any serious student of performance training this book is another 'must-have' for the library.