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Supertraining by Mel Siff?

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Madmick, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. Madmick

    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    A couple guys mentioned you could buy it online. Where? I couldn't find it, and the only used copy is selling for something like $160.
     
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    CarnalSalvation Trying to make a Milankey

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    Even the cheaper one is the same price as a pair of 45's. Mull that over you ugly motherfuckers.
     
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    LOL!!! :D :icon_twis
     
  5. Madmick

    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    cockysprinter Purple Belt

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    i never knew there was an e-book of it. i got mine from elitfts.
     
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    Yup, got mine from elitefts.com

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    WOAH!!! DID ANYONE ELSE NOTICE THEY TOTALLY HOMOED THEIR SITE?! WHAT THE FUCK?! I HAD TO DOUBLE CHECK THE URL!
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I never confirmed this. I think it was a white belt who posted that in the Mel Siff thread: "There's no reason not to own it since I just saw an e-book version on the web..." or something like that.

    But thanks for the link, Cocky & Urban.
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Is it really "the best book ever written on the topic of strength and conditioning"? How would you compare it to Bompa's "Periodization" or Zatsiorski's "Science and Practice..."?

    $60 is a lot to shell out, especially since I not too long ago shelled out $75 for the aforementioned two books.
     
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    not much in supertraining is readily applicable, so it depends on your perspective. i still havent gotten through it, but its very dense information wise, almost like reading foreign literature.
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Well, I'm getting more into the theory of everything, especially since I started studying for the CSCS exam.

    I just received a bunch of books:
    "Core Performance" by Mark Verstegen
    "Functional Training for Sports" by Michael Boyle
    "Sports Power" by David Sandler
    "Ultimate Flexibility for the Martial Arts" by Sang Kim
    "Jumping Into Plyometrics" by Don Chu (the 2nd Edition...I know the 1st by rote)

    My plate is full. Actually, I need to get off the forum right now and go read.
     
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    HitmanNO.1 Blue Belt

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    how come it is so expensive on AMAZON? is it just bc its so big?
     
  13. Aaron Howard

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    I highly recommend "Starting Strength" by Mark Rippetoe. It's covers the basics of squat, pull, bench, and a few others. Very very very applicable, probably much moreso than Supertraining. Unless you'll be training highly elite athletes.
     
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    I borrowed a copy of Supertraining and it's anything but a light read. It's a great resource to have but I prefer Serious Strength Training by Bompa, a little easier to read!!!
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Isn't "Serious Strength Training" his book adapting periodization to bodybuilding? If you're an athlete, I don't think that's the one you want.

    You want "Periodization Training for Sports". Actually, the second edition just came out. Damn. I own the first. There's 30 more pages. I wonder what he added?
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    That's a powerlifting book. I'm not a powerlifter.

    (I speak this to the void...)
     
  17. Todd Gack

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    It does have some bodybuilding programs but there are some strength programs in it as well!
     

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