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Christmas is soon approaching and im struggling to think of what i want. Recently ive began reading lots of strength articles online from a variety of sources, which have wetted my appetite for a bit of knowledge. But the problem is, im not sure of which books to purchase. Ive read a bit of Bompa's periodisation book ( not sure which volume ) at a book shop but thats about it. Ive also heard siff and supertraining been talked about but am unsure whats its about and how it applies to me ( training wise and understanding ).

Im wondering if any of you could list a series of 'required' reading, and if possible in order of importance. Thanks
 
'Dinosaur Training' by Brooks Kubik
'Power to the People' by Pavel
'Mastery of Hand Strength' by John Brookfield
 
Anything by Bud Jeffries (especially his newest book)
Dinosaur Training by Kubik
Anything by Ross Enamait
Gladiator Training by Zach Even-Esh
 
what are you interested in exactly?
 
These are only if you're really into theory.

"Supertraining" by Mel Siff
"Science and Practice of Strength Training" by Vladimir Zatsiorsky
"Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training" by Tudor Bompa
"The Weightlifting Encyclopedia" by Arthur Dreschler
"Managing the Training of Weightlifters" edited by N. Laputin
"The Training of the Weightlifter" by R.A. Roman
"A System of Multi-Year Training in Weightlifting" by A.S. Medvedev
"Programming and Organization" by Yuri Verkhoshansky
"Fundamentals of Special Strength Training in Sport" by Yuri Verkhoshansky
"Secrets of Soviet Sports Fitness and Training" by Michael Yessis
"Sports Agility" by E.J. Kreis & Frank Costello
"Circuit Training for All Sports" by M. Scholich
"Kinesiology of Exercise" by Michael Yessis
"Weightlifting Training & Techinque" by various authors
"The Snatch, The Clean & Jerk" by R.A. Roman
 
These aren't all strength specific but here's my 'to get' list:

Special Strength Training by Verhoshansky
Track and Field by Schaolinsky
Facts and Fallacies of Fitness by Mel Siff
Biomechanics of Sports Techniques by Hay
The Anatomical and Mechanical Bases of Human Motion by Hay*
Science and Speed of Hurdling by Brent McFarlane
Anatomy of Movement by Calais-Germain
The Preparation of High Class Sportsman in Horizontal Jumps by Anatoly Golubstov
Supertraining by Mel Siff*
The Science and Practice of Strength Training by Vladimir Zatsiorsky*
Strength and Power in Sport by Paavo V. Komi
Essentials of Strength and Conditioning
Speed Trap by Charlie Francis*
Training for Speed by Charlie Francis*
Theory and Methodology by Bompa*
The mechanics of Athletics by Dyson
Training Theory by Matveyev
Programming and Organization of Training by Verhoshansky

*I own these books and can vouch for them.
 
www.bigwords.com

I think this has to be added to this thread. The one-stop resource for buying books.

For example, I was checking out the books on Cocky's list I didn't recognize, and that "Biomechanics of Sports Techniques" by Hay is listed for $120 at Amazon.

Bigwords revealed that there's a used copy (with almost zero wear) from Abebooks for $20.

Bigwords rules all.
 
Oh, and wow, Cocky, there's a used copy of "The Anatomical and Mechanical Bases of Human Motion" for $2.89. You should nab that.
 
Hmmm, interesting. Are all these books beginner friendly or do they start talking about advanced theories and methodology? I've only read a couple books and unfortunatly one of them was "Ultimate Bodybuilding" I forget the author. The other one was Kubik's book, "Dinasoar training".

I have absorbed most of my info from talking to people and reading online articles and also frequently browsing forums. I appreciate the list of books and am going to pick up one or two to read. I am thinking of reading something by Bompa since he is talked about so much and in such high regard on these forums.
 
i would if i didnt already have it. the hay books are kinda old, but still good.
 
Madmick, thanks for the link. It is a great resource and helps all of us whos pockest are not that deep.
 
Shit! Nice list of books guys!

This should be a sticky.

Thanks!

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cockysprinter said:
i would if i didnt already have it. the hay books are kinda old, but still good.

Oh, duh. Missed the asterisk.

You gotta reorganize your list with your owned books on top. C'mon, just pick a theme: own/unowned, alphabetic, subject, date of publication, author. The lack of any style of cross-indexing is driving me crazy, man. Absolutely crazy.
 
Madmick said:
Oh, duh. Missed the asterisk.

You gotta reorganize your list with your owned books on top. C'mon, just pick a theme: own/unowned, alphabetic, subject, date of publication, author. The lack of any style of cross-indexing is driving me crazy, man. Absolutely crazy.

alright man, check it out. unowned books by price and availability. havent found the ones without a vendor yet.

Strength and Power in Sport by Paavo V. Komi; $138.95 on Barnes and Noble
Essentials of Strength and Conditioning; $69 on Barnes and Noble ($62.95 on Elitefts)
ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription; $49.95 on Barnes and Noble
Power to the People by Pavel; $34.95 on Barnes and Noble
ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription; $31.95 on Barnes and Noble
Anatomy of Movement by Calais-Germain; $28.50 on Barnes and Noble
Kinesiology of Exercise by Michael Yessis; $19.95 on Barnes and Noble

High Low Sequences of Programming and Organizing Training; $54.95 on Elitefts
Facts and Fallacies of Fitness by Mel Siff; $36.95 on Elitefts
Naim Suleymanoglu The Pocket Hercules; $34.99 on Elitefts
A System of Multi Year Training; $27.95 on Elitefts
Fundamentals of Special Strength Training in Sport; $26.95 on Elitefts
1984 Weightlifting Yearbook; $26 on Elitefts
1985 Weightlifting Yearbook; $26 on Elitefts
Weightlifting Training and Technique; $25.95 on Elitefts
The Snatch, The Clean and Jerk; $25.95 on Elitefts
The Training of the Weightlifter; $25.95 on Elitefts
Weight Lifting and Age; $24.95 on Elitefts
Managing the Training of Weightlifters; $21.95 on Elitefts
Programming and Organization; $21.95 on Elitefts
Mastery of Hand Strength by John Brookfield; $14.95 on Elitefts

Track and Field by Schaolinsky
Biomechanics of Sports Techniques by Hay
Science and Speed of Hurdling by Brent McFarlane
The Preparation of High Class Sportsman in Horizontal Jumps by Anatoly Golubstov
The Mechanics of Athletics by Dyson
Training Theory by Matveyev
Special Strength Training by Verhoshansky
Programming and Organization of Training by Verhoshansky
Dinosaur Training by Brooks Kubik
Beyond Brawn" by Stuart McRobert
Anything by Bud Jeffries (especially his newest book)
Anything by Ross Enamait
Gladiator Training by Zach Even-Esh
The Weightlifting Encyclopedia by Arthur Dreschler
Sports Agility by E.J. Kreis & Frank Costello
Circuit Training for All Sports by M. Scholich
Secrets of Soviet Sports Fitness and Training by Michael Yessis

the ones i own:
The Anatomical and Mechanical Bases of Human Motion by Hay
Supertraining by Mel Siff
The Science and Practice of Strength Training by Vladimir Zatsiorsky
Speed Trap by Charlie Francis
Training for Speed by Charlie Francis
Theory and Methodology by Bompa

im guessing you were kidding but i made a christmas/future shopping list so i may as well post it. :D
 
Urban said:
what are you interested in exactly?

im interested in knowing the basics of the human body and training, but mainly how strength/power training can be applied to sports
 
peanut butter said:
im interested in knowing the basics of the human body and training, but mainly how strength/power training can be applied to sports

well theres your christmas list.
 
peanut butter said:
fuck thats a lot, anyway you can narrow it down?

well you can either choose a book by price, or you can choose the books i own. the ones i own are expensive though, and the hay book is hard to come by sometimes.
 
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