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Underground Secrets To Faster Running Paperback – November 2, 2005
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We were always under the assumption that to increase one's strength that heavier and heavier weights was required. In other words we were adding bulk and extra pounds to our body. Now comes the author's work showing one can double their strength without putting on weight. I did not see this mentioned in the reviewer's note. This is a very important aspect and this book goes against the established grain. Perhaps this was bothering the reviewer. I am familiar with the book as well as enjoyed watching Felix compete in the olympics. The author was working with this athelete in high school.
Anything that is different seems to fight through so much of the 'old established way'. But when you have examples of something that works...that is the test of the pudding.
If I had this when I competed in the 1960s I know exactly how much I would have improved my performance. Now it is too late for me...but not for you.
It could have more instructions concerning Verkhoshanski's shock method (plyometrics), as well as some illustrations.
Read it, consider it, and implement one or two ideas.
The suggestions are good and would probably work. I learned a lot about physiology and training. However, for me there are two problems. First, it assumes that the reader is familiar with terminology used in a strength training gym. I'm a runner, I have been avoiding gyms all my life, I'm not sure what a proper dead-lift is (although I can guess, but I'd rather not). Not _that_ big a deal though, it can be looked up.
Second problem is that I'm not sure a gym would approve of someone walking in and using the methods listed, as they involve dropping weights from knee height (instead of putting them down gently). Maybe they do ... as I said, I rarely go to the gym, so I may be wrong here. It just seems odd, that's all.
Still, a great and fast read.
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I give it one star because high relative strength is the key to becoming an elite athlete and Barry Ross got that right. Read morePublished 20 months ago by reggiemctronsonton
This book has potential. The content is promising and it may very well be a good plan, however, there is no description of the exercises listed and upon visiting the accompanying... Read morePublished on May 21, 2013 by William D.
I like what I have read now I'm a week into putting it to action. So far so good and really like what I'm feeling already.Published on February 27, 2013 by jazzyk
A bit overpriced, but still a great read to learn more about the physics and biomecanics of running faster. Totally recommend it.Published on June 18, 2012 by Matibu