Starting Strength and other reading

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by mettalhead, May 22, 2008.

  1. mettalhead

    mettalhead Banned Banned

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    Since I don't know how to operate the search function or every thread in here involves the word "strength". What other literature on strength and training should I order while I'm at it?
     
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    Practical Programming for Strength Training
     
  3. Klotz

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    I hear stuff by Ross Enamait is good.
     
  4. FirstNobleTruth

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    Starting Strength and Practical Programming by Rippetoe

    Infinite Intensity, Never Gymless, and Full Throttle Conditioning by Ross Enamait (I only own II as of right now, but its phenomenal and I'm working on getting the others).
     
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    I had actually thought about making a thread somewhat like this.

    There are clearly a few bibles of iron out there, and Starting Strength is quite likely the most popular one.

    Maybe a short list of essential reading should be added to the FAQ?

    It would give us one more excuse to scream at people to FAQ off...
     
  6. XTrainer

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    Starting Strength and Rippetoe's other books for pure strength training.

    Ross's books for conditioning.
     
  7. krellik

    krellik Gimli son of Cisco

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    There is a reason these two authors is mentioned by most...

    Now if you want to get all scientificy and get e-cred of course there are hard-assed reading like Supertraining for instance.
     
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    Go to Ross Boxing .com and check out his stuff . I think it's some of the best stuff out on the market today .
     
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    El Gato Green Belt

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    If you are into downloading you can get most of the books mentioned above in a PDF file format for free . Try torrent scan or any other torrent site .
     
  10. B3rserk3R

    B3rserk3R Brown Belt

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    Seriously I have yet to find a book half as informative as Rip's books. I'm hoping some vintage Starr will turn that around. The last 3 training books I read were maybe 20 pages of unique thought and interesting material watered down into something long enough to cost $25.

    Is super training really good?
     
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    I was wondering the same thing, it was going to be my next purchase but its so much more costly than SS, and heck of a lot harder to find a place that sells it.
     
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    I've got Strongest Shall Survive by Starr, but I haven't gotten that far in it, so I can't say if it lives up to your hopes. I got it because I was (am) on the 5x5.
     
  13. B3rserk3R

    B3rserk3R Brown Belt

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    Well when you get deeper into it I'd love to hear what you think.
     
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    krellik Gimli son of Cisco

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    I dont have it but what I heard is that its suposed to be great, once you spent a few years understanding what it says... Not a light read... ... ... And not really comparable with say starting strength which is a totally different type of product...
     
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    takeahnase watching the swarm

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    Supertraining is more of a reference book. It is not very accessible and quite poorly written if I may say so. It is very in dept though. Science and Practice of Strength Training by Vladimir Zatiorsky covers some interesting topics. Here are some other books out of this article:

    TESTOSTERONE NATION | World's Largest Bodybuilding and Weight Loss Underground Nation

    I haven't read them (except #5), so I can't comment on whether they are any good.

    1. Training for Speed, by Charlie Francis

    2. Modern Methods of Strength and Power, by Christian Thibaudeau

    3. A System of Multi-Year Training in Weightlifting, by A.S Medvedev

    4. Functional Training for Sports, by Mike Boyle

    5. Science and Practice of Strength Training, by Vladimir Zatiorsky

    6. Coaches Strength Training Playbook, by Joe Kenn

    7. Facts and Fallacies of Fitness, by Mel Siff

    8. East German Text of Athletics (Track and Field), by Gerhardt Schmolinsky

    9. Training of the Weightlifter, by R.A. Roman

    10. Peak When It Counts, by William Freeman
     
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    Download the e-book "From the ground up" by Dan John. You won't be sorry.
     
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    I love that book. And his no-bs-just-lift style of writing.
     
  19. B3rserk3R

    B3rserk3R Brown Belt

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    Chaos Mitten you've read thibs book and didn't like it?

    I would have thought Boye'se book would be informative, even if I don't like his uber-patronizing writing style.
     
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    They are both internet guru's. All the other books on that list were written by high level olympic caliber coaches. Zatsiorsky's book is the most accessible if you want to get more into the nitty gritty of sports science, Supertraining has everything you could ever imagine covered in some fashion but you would have to be pretty bored and nerdy to read it cover to cover. I use it as a reference all the time when I run across an interesting topic. Siff & Verkoshansky will have an in depth description somewhere in there. I don't know why they have Facts & Fallacies on there when Supertraining is the pretty much just the unabridged version.
     

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